Melanesia

Last updated: 5 March 2018
Melanesia, a group of two thousand islands which form an arc around Australia, stretches from Papua New Guinea to Fiji. These islands are beautiful without exception. Most are covered in tropical forest and their beaches, some snowy white and others speckled black with lava from active volcanoes, are surrounded by coral reefs.

The warm ocean waters in dazzling shades of blue, green and turquoise are peppered with wrecks of ferries, yachts ships and world war two planes that have now become sought after diving destinations.

Melanesia

Many of the islands are occupied by people who live as they have lived for thousands of years. Here you will find the last vestiges of civilizations as they were in the stone ages. Until recently these people collected the skulls of their enemies. The dress, the music, the food and the way of living represents history on show.

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