Things to do in South Pacific

Top South Pacific Attractions

Things to Do in South Pacific

Top Attractions in South Pacific

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  • NomTumYum
    Singapore, Singapore242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came here to watch a play - beautiful architecture. The weather was really nice, and the lights reflecting off the building was magnificent. It was a few minutes walk from my hotel- and the walk along the harbour was pleasant to say the least. The inside of the building was just as amazing. Completely breath taking.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Naomi C
    Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took photos on the side of the Gardens that is on the way to the Mrs. macquaries's Chair.
    That was an ideal spot! But you can also do the other side as it is less crowded there. Anyway this spot is iconic for a Sydney trip so don't miss it.
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • Andrea B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Forest Therapy - Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. This was not what I thought but everything that I loved. I thought it would be languishing amongst the trees but this was so much more immersive and thoroughly enjoyable. I was hoping to achieve some calm and peace but it was at such a deeper level than anticipated. Just absolutely lovely.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Francisco P
    Melbourne, Australia381 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went some years ago when tours departed from MataMata, i missed the dinner banquet so i decided to come back again, now with family and toddler.
    Fantastic experience, it still has all the magic, plus I went right after the opened the new hobbit holes that can be visited, that was super, the level of decoration and detail is insane, beautiful wherever you look at, small things here and there. I could have spent there hours.
    We dis the banquet tour, huge tables at the green dragon , lots of food, well served, desserts.. it is an authentic experience, and the way back with the lanterns was the cherry on the top.
    Definently I'll be back.

    Only small complain, i think there used to be more souvenirs 5-6 years ago in MataMata (magnets, posters, hats, costume), and there were some posters now that were not available...
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • vickiebypass
    Stamford, CT256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These are so easy to use, relatively inexpensive and an unusual way to see Sydney and surrounding towns. Why take the train to Parramatta when you can see the scenery on the ferry? Or take the ferry to Milsons Point and wander the marina, visit a secret garden, check out an old amusement park, etc.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Snarth
    Philadelphia530 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful museum that gives you an overview of the history (natural and human) of NZ. It's a bit short on art, but what it covers it does extremely well. I recommend the highlights tour to enrich your experience. I know the Gallipoli exhibit is very popular, but I for one didn't get the point of the hugely oversized figures and hokey effects. I'd give it a pass.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Vistana11
    Bridgend, UK144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful park with amazing views over Perth, we went over the raised walkway there is no shade on the walkway but plenty in the rest of the park which was needed.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD2,419 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can actually take tours to walk up hundreds of feet above if your so inclined, otherwise very nice bridge to take photo ops of.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Dave C
    Alexandria, VA1,628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An extensive collection of medals awarded to Australian service members. I actually joked with a staff member that I've now seen every medal ever awarded to a digger, which she gently pushed back on, but I think I'm right. Some incredible displays of important groups and individual items-- where else can one see bits of the Red Baron's aircraft?-- but some items that on-line guides say are here are actually elsewhere right now (A7V, ME-262, ME-163, etc) due to an ongoing renovation, and my wife was a bit nonplussed that they didn't have an intact Meteor fighter. The gift shop is incredible-- and puts this over the top to a 5-- my bibliophile wife and I dropped $162 on books and a model, well worth it. Also, the chapel is very moving. I'm sure this will be world-class again when they get the place finished.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • vickiebypass
    Stamford, CT256 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gardens are great. I walked around on my own discovering the flowers, plants and trees from all over the world that are showcased with an emphasis on Australian and south Pacific greenery. There are so many areas to see that focus on a certain type of garden (rock, cactus, palms, rose, etc). I also enjoyed the harbor front area so sat on a bench and was content people watching and listening to the water and the birds. A helpful hint: there are plenty of toilets throughout the gardens and two restaurants.

    Word of warning: I was looking forward to the free 90 minute walking tour of the gardens but unfortunately it was not great. Led by volunteers, the route and quality of the tour very much depends on who is leading it. The leader this morning was a very nice older man who was quite a talker and went so deep into the naming of plants and the history of each plant that in 50 minutes we had only moved about 20 meters; there were about 12 people on the tour and several kept asking him questions that took him onto tangents. I like a balance of walking while talking and since there are so many interesting areas to see in these gardens I was very frustrated by the glacial pace, so I abandoned it after 50 minutes (it’s a 90 minute tour), as did a few other people. You won't know until you're on the tour and I would recommend taking the tour (you sign up in advance) and then you can decide to leave mid-tour if it's not to your liking.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's well worth sending a couple of hours along the South Bank, there's so much to see, mock beaches, art galleries, bridges, city vista, people watching...
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,389 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free.

    Can be started from either beach.

    Path paved and clearly marked.

    Water refill stations along the way.

    6.4km distance with only 73m elevation.

    Public transport connections out here aren’t great (mainly buses) but you can get anywhere through Bondi junction.

    Much to see along the way and beautiful on the right day.

    Took about an hour and a half but you could easily take longer.
    Written 14 April 2024
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