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Tahiti & French Polynesia

Heavens below: Huahine.

Tahiti

It's a paradise: So why is there no one here?

Craig Platt The trouble with paradise is everyone wants a piece of it. So why aren't the tourists hordes here?

South Pacific

Beyond Fiji: the other Pacific paradises you must visit

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Craig Tansley From New Caledonia to French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands to Samoa, there are more holiday destinations to discover in the south Pacific beyond Aussies' beloved Fiji, writes Craig Tansley.

Beaches

My fantasy island

Sofitel Bora Bora, Tahiti.

Tripologist Michael Gebicki conceives all that's perfect for the most relaxing, pampered, luxury getaway of your dreams.

South Pacific

In the wake of the Bounty

Paul Gauguin

Jane Archer takes the plunge with a riveting French Polynesia cruise.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Dream getaways: over-water bungalows

Club Med Maldives

Does it get any better than staying in your own bungalow over a crystal clear lagoon? Here are some of our favourites around the world.

World's most beautiful island

Sofitel Motu Bora Bora, private deck.Tahiti.

Bora Bora in the Pacific is often referred to as the most beautiful island in the world.

Travellers Tips

Cheap escapes

Cheap and full of cheer

Matavera and Muri Lagoon on Raratonga, Cook Islands.

Rejoice, oh disorganised work slaves! Bargains still abound for those who don't book their summer holidays a year ahead, discovers Belinda Jackson.

Flight test

Flight Test: Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui flight attendants

A kiss from attendants starts the French Polynesian vibe of this flight.

Map of Tahiti & French Polynesia

Travel News

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

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DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

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