Flights to the South Pacific
Wherever you go in the South Pacific, from the fine-sand beaches to crystaline waters and lush hinterlands, the smiles of the locals are wide and the welcome is genuinely warm. People with little share a lot here.
Flights from the UK to the South Pacific generally disembark in the region's main airports of Auckland (New Zealand) or Nadi (Fiji). The flight is long haul, taking over 23 hours for New Zealand and 26 hours to the Cook Islands, with stopovers usually taking place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and more, depending on the airline.
Airlines that fly from the UK to the South Pacific include:
- Air New Zealand
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
South Pacific International Airports
British passport holders can enter New Zealand as a visitor for up to 6 months on arrivale without a visa. If you are not travelling on a British passport, please ask your consultant for more information on visas or refer to New Zealand's immigration website.
This is one destination you won't want to wash right out of your hair (a la South Pacific the musical). There's so much to enjoy on the islands dotted across this great swathe of ocean, with universally-welcoming locals, you might fall more than a little in love. Each place has its own culture, history and charm. Most travellers and move buffs will be familiar with the incredible Middle Earth landscape of New Zealand. Spanning only two slight islands, the South Pacific country packs a punch in terms of holiday experiences, spanning adrenalin-pumping bungee jumps, to leisurely wine tours. Want to take it all in? Talk to your consultant about our fly/drive holidays.
- Cook Islands – the main islands of Raratonga and Aitutaki have famed blue lagoons and it's a challenge not to relax here
- Fiji – you'll be serenaded when you land and whether you're on your own, with a partner, or have the kids in tow, there'll be a beach resort here to meet any need
- Guam – pretty Tumon Bay is a marine wildlife reserve and fronts the island's tourist hub, Tumon
- Samoa – about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand, Samoa comprises 10 islands but the main 2 are Upolu and Savai'i with beaches and wilderness on offer
- Tahiti – is 2 of the 118 islands comprising French Polynesia; others in the archipelago include Bora Bora, Raiatea, Huahine and Moorea
- Tonga – is the only Pacific nation never to be colonised so its culutre is strong; there are several island groups and unrivalled diving is on offer here
- Vanuatu – here you can get close to one of the world's most active and accessible volcanoes, if you're looking for something beyond the beaches and watersports