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Lonely Planet South Pacific is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Receive a flower garland as a warm welcome from the locals, swim with humpback whales in Tonga, or visit Easter Island's enigmatic moai; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South Pacific and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet South Pacific Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, religion, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, and cuisine
- Over 120 local maps
- Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), South Pacific Diving, and Travel with Children
- Coverage of Easter Island, Fiji, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Samoa, American Samoa, Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Noumea, Suva, Pape'ete, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South Pacific, our most comprehensive guide to South Pacific, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet's guides to those particular destinations for a comprehensive look at what each destination has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Celeste Brash, Brett Atkinson, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Jayne D'Arcy, Virginia Jealous, and Craig McLachlan.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
"A 'must' for any traveler." (Midwest Book Review 2013-01-00)
Most helpful customer reviews
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful.
Disapointing LP Entry
By Readz Alot
This newest (2012) edition of the guidebook is a significant step down from previous editions. There are 100 fewer pages than the last edition. Once again, none of the islands in micronesia are included. (So if you want to visit Palau or Guam, you'll need to look elsewhere.) Several of the smaller and less popular island groups (not only inaccessible places like Pitcairn, but Tuvalu and Wallis & Futuna) are lumped together in one VERY brief chapter.
More money for less content. Maps are the frustrating blue-on-blue. What's wrong with this picture?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
I personally don't like how the guide is organized. Many of the maps are links out of the guide which is great if you are sitting in your hotel with a Wi-Fi connection but useless when you are out and about.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By Robert Walker
It's a great book. I traveled all thru the South Pacific last summer and didn't want to carry a half dozen books. This one really does the trick. Good hotel recommendations and all up the usual high LP standard.