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South Pacific Island Nations Entry Requirements

Norfolk Island: Norfolk Island is now part of Australia. The preferred documentation for entry to Norfolk Island is an Australian Passport, however valid Australian Issue Drivers Licences are also accepted. Departures are from the Brisbane and Sydney International Airports or domestic airports if connecting.

Lord Howe Island: Lord Howe Island is part of New South Wales and is considered a Domestic Departure. You are able to check in for your flight with a valid Australia ID or passport.

Fiji: Australian passport holders visiting Fiji, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 4 months if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months from the departure of your holiday with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of onward/return flights.

Cook Islands: Australian passport holders visiting The Cook Islands, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 31 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months from the departure of your holiday with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of onward/return flights.

Vanuatu: Australian passport holders visiting Vanuatu, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 30 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of on-ward/return flights.

Samoa: Australian passport holders visiting Samoa, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 60 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of on-ward/return flights

Tahiti: Australian passport holders visiting Tahiti, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 3 months if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of on-ward/return flights.

Niue: Australian passport holders visiting Niue, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 30 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of on-ward/return flights.

Solomon Islands: Australian passport holders visiting The Solomon Islands, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 90 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of onward/return flights.

Tonga: Australian passport holders visiting Tonga, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 30 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of on-ward/return flights.

New Caledonia: Australian passport holders visiting New Caledonia, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 90 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of onward/return flights.

Pitcairn Island: Australian passport holders visiting Pitcairn Island, travelling as a tourist, are not required to obtain a visa for stays less than 90 days if on arrival you have: 1) A passport valid for at least six months on entry with two blank pages, 2) Hold proof of sufficient funds for your holiday & 3) Hold proof of onward/return flights.

This information is provided as a guide only for Australian Passport Holders. For more information please visit www.dfat.gov.au or www.smarttraveller.gov.au. It is the responsibility of the passport holder to ensure they have the correct and valid documentation to holiday in their desired destination.

Updated: 2019
Wave Hospitality Group T/a Spacifica Travel
Level 1 / 345 Ann Street, Brisbane, 4000, GPO Box 1973, Brisbane, Qld, 4001 Ph. 07 3337 8515 Fax. 07 3221 7899 Email: res@spacificatravel.com Travel License TAG 1626; ABN 61 087 521 355; IATA 0235948 6 and TCF 4/7358.

Spacifica Travel Conditions

The following conditions should be read carefully as they incorporate the basis upon which bookings are undertaken. By paying a deposit we understand that you have read and accept these conditions. These are the current terms and conditions and replace any other terms or conditions previously published. Spacifica Travel act in good faith however terms and conditions may change within the validity period. For the most current up to date versions agents and passengers should refer to our website at www.spacificatravel.com

1. How to Make a Booking: Call one of our specialist consultants who will assist you in making a reservation. Please note that all reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. All verbal quotes are accurate at time of quoting and are subject to change until a booking is paid in full.

2. General Conditions: Spacifica Travel act as an agent only for the airline, accommodation, tour and transportation companies providing services. Some events are beyond our control and we accept no liability caused directly or indirectly by such, including, but not limited to: war, terrorism, civil disturbance, fire, floods, acts of God, and acts of Government or of any other authorities, accident to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action. Additionally, we make no representation as to the safety or conditions that any destination offers. Whilst acting in good faith we are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by suppliers involved in your travel booking, some of which limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. We do not accept responsibility for injury, inconvenience, loss, damages, and delay to per-sons or property, or for related expenses on the part of employees, agents or individuals providing travel service. Furthermore we do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage, delay, injury, and inconvenience or for any related expense for any omission, error or any misleading statement or information contained in this brochure. The issuance and acceptance of any tickets, service vouchers or exchange orders is deemed as passenger consent to these conditions. It may be necessary for airline/port/government agencies to search you and/or your luggage and goods. Airline operators reserve the right to deny boarding or to disembark any person in possession of illicit substances. When passengers themselves make own arrangements for portions of their holiday in conjunction with an Spacifica Travel, they should ensure the chosen means of transport is scheduled to adequately connect with Spacifica Travel arrangements, and that we are made aware at the time of the reservation. We will not be held responsible for any unforeseen circumstances that necessitate any changes to your travel arrangements. Passengers with disabilities or requiring assistance should advise us at the time of reservation. Most suppliers have certain facilities available for people with disabilities or who require assistance. Please ask for details of such facilities if you have any special needs.

3. Travel Documents, Visas and Health: When required, each passenger must possess a passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the date of return, and be familiar with visa requirements, taking responsibility for obtaining all entry, exit, re-entry, health and other documents required by laws, regulations, orders, demands or requirements of the countries visited or transited. We cannot accept responsibility for failure to have correct travel information. Travel advice can be obtained from various sources, including local government, local consular offices and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: https://smartraveller.gov.au. Passengers should also be familiar with health requirements and the DFAT website also has a section on Travel Health or passengers can seek advice from their doctor.

4.1 Payments by Direct Deposits or Electronic Funds Transfer: Payments to Wave Hospitality Group Pty Ltd Client Funds Trust Account; Commonwealth Bank; BSB 064-000 A/C NO. 14354996. Cleared funds are required for ticketing, please factor in an extra 3 working days for transfers between banking systems.

4.2 Payments by Credit Card: The prices shown on flyers, brochures and website are for payments by cash. Addition-al Credit Card Service Fees will be applied to the dollar amount paid by credit or charge card. Our scale of these fees will be: Visa and MasterCard 1.5%; American Express and Diners Card 3%. Fees apply to the total invoiced amount and added to the booking at time of payment.

4.3 Payments by Cheque: Payments made via cheque may only be xxx if Payments to Wave Hospitality Group Pty Ltd Client Funds Trust Account, Please post to Spacifica Travel, GPO Box 1973, Brisbane, Qld, 4001.

Wave Hospitality Group T/a Spacifica Travel
Level 1 / 345 Ann Street, Brisbane, 4000, GPO Box 1973, Brisbane, Qld, 4001 Ph. 07 3337 8515 Fax. 07 3221 7899 Email: res@spacificatravel.com Travel License TAG 1626; ABN 61 087 521 355; IATA 0235948 6 and TCF 4/7358.
 
 Cleared funds are required for ticketing, please factor in an extra 7 working days for transfers between banking system. Please note deposits which include payment of air-fares cannot be paid by cheque.

4.4 Payments by Cash: Payment can be made in cash at our Head Office - 1/345 Ann Street, Brisbane between 10am – 4.00pm after a confirmed meeting is arranged.

5. Prices: Any quote is an estimate only of price, which will be subject to availability at the time of booking. All verbal / written quotes are accurate at time of quoting and are subject to change until a booking is paid in full. Prices do not include meals, airport transfers, and sightseeing tours unless otherwise stated. They also exclude personal expenditure such as insurance, laundry, telephone calls, emergency evacuation costs, drinks, excess baggage, passport, visa fees, gratuities, and travel costs in Australia to the point of international departure.
stated. Special offers are released frequently but may change without notice please ask for the latest special flyers or visit our website at www.spacificatravel.com

6. Price Validity: In published flyers or brochures validity dates may vary from brochure to brochure - if in doubt please check that the brochure you are planning from is current. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars, based on foreign currency tariffs and taxes published as at the quote issue date. If foreign currency rates were to fluctuate, then a re-costing may be necessary. Prices are valid for travel as specified and are indicative only based on per person per night assuming twin share unless otherwise stated. Special offers are released frequently but may change without notice please ask for the latest special flyers or visit our website at www.spacificatravel.com

7. Deposit for Packaged Holidays: For bookings made more than 60 days before departure or 90 days for Tahiti, a deposit of $200 per person as well as any applicable airfare is required within 3 days of written confirmation. For bookings within 60 days of departure or 90 days for Tahiti, full payment is required before confirmation of booking can be given. We also reserve the right to pass on the specific deposit requirement from suppliers both land and air. If for any reason the deposit is not received by the due date we reserve the right to cancel the booking as hotels, resorts and suppliers may impose strict deposit and booking terms. A deposit holds services requested but does not guarantee prices. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

8. Balance Of Payment For Packaged Holidays: The final balance of payment will be confirmed at the time of booking however in general the balance of payment is due 60 days prior to departure, or 90 days for Tahiti. If for any rea-son the balance of monies is not received by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and apply the deposit against cancellation fees and other charges incurred on the passenger's behalf.

9. Amendment and Re-issue Fees: A fee of $50 per person is payable for changes made after a booking has been con-firmed and will apply once a deposit is paid, as well as any re-issue or amendment charges applied by airlines or suppliers. Re-issue means altering an existing booking, not a transfer to another package wherein cancellation fees may apply (Refer 11).

10. Cancellations Packaged Holidays: Cancellation requests must be received in writing by post or email to sales@spacificatravel.com during business hours. Your cancellation request will be acknowledged however please note we apply reasonable professional service fees, plus any charge levied by suppliers, which can be up to 100% depending on each supplier's rules. For cancellations made after a deposit is made on file, a full loss of deposit will be incurred. Once final payment has been made, a cancellation fee of $300 per person will apply plus any fees levied by airlines and suppliers.

11. Cancellations and Changes Made by Suppliers: If a Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions (refer 10.1) and by the Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.
Wave Hospitality Group T/a Spacifica Travel
Level 1 / 345 Ann Street, Brisbane, 4000, GPO Box 1973, Brisbane, Qld, 4001 Ph. 07 3337 8515 Fax. 07 3221 7899 Email: res@spacificatravel.com Travel License TAG 1626; ABN 61 087 521 355; IATA 0235948 6 and TCF 4/7358.

12. Refunds: Once the reservation we have booked for you commences, no refunds can be made for any unused services whether by choice or circumstance.

13. Passenger Names and Contacts: Spacifica Travel require the following details for booking: full name and gender as appears in passport, date of birth, passport number, place of issue and expiry date and a telephone number or address where passengers can be reached if necessary within 24 hrs prior to departure. It is the passenger's responsibility that these details are recorded correctly. Name changes after a booking will incur amendment fees and may also mean having to cancel the original booking and the resultant loss of the airline seat/s. Any request for name or initial changes after documents have been issued has the same risks and also attracts ticket re-issue charges. All groups must provide a rooming list with above details at time of payment of final monies.

14. Airlines: In addition to these booking conditions Airlines also provide additional detailed travel conditions with their paper or e-tickets. Spacifica Travel will base our costs and invoices on airfare classes as per the quote provided.

15. Baggage: Please check baggage allowances applied by airlines, cruise companies and coach operators prior to travel. Baggage allowances vary depending on the airline and destination.

16. Taxes and Levies: Legislation requires us to collect from you the taxes and levies controlled by the airline, government or airport authorities. These costs may change without notice at any time up until departure. Full payment of your holiday does not exempt you from implementation of additional charges outside of our control. We will offer advice in this regard, but regret we do not control, nor will we be held responsible for any government's taxes, levies and airport charges. All Australian and foreign country departure taxes that are payable prior to departure will be shown on your airline ticket. Some countries charge departure tax upon departure and some airports charge a small Airport Improvement fee which must be paid at that airport on departure.

17. Privacy Laws: The client acknowledges that he/she will provide us from time to time with information about the client of a personal nature (“Personal Information”). The client consents to us using any personal information for the purposes of making and completing airline bookings and travel related arrangements on behalf of the client. Spacifica Travel will only discuss booking information with travelling passengers directly and not with any third party.

18. Travel Insurance: It is a condition of sale of our holidays that passengers are offered their choice of adequate travel insurance for their protection. Some island destinations can be subject to aircraft diversions in extreme weather conditions or other circumstances, which can cause major disruption to schedules. Passengers electing not to take Travel Insurance need to advise us of this and accept responsibility for their own costs or losses sustained in the event the travel arrangements are disrupted. Note that in many cases, cancellation costs may be claimed against your insurance.

19. Website and Brochure: The product descriptions, maps and images of accommodation and services in our current Website and Brochures are based on information provided by tourist offices, hotels and suppliers, and are not the opinion of Spacifica Travel. The facilities are subject to change at any time and we do not guarantee the standard, class, or fitness for purpose of that accommodation or service. Maps are shown for general information and may not reflect actual locations or services provided. Images show geographic areas, but are not necessarily included in the holiday. Hotel room images are representative only; actual rooms occupied may vary in décor and inclusions.

21. Not Happy?: If you are dissatisfied with an aspect of your holiday it is vital that you advise the supplier’s duty manager (not just reception or tour guide) of your dissatisfaction and they will try to solve the problem for you on the spot. If you are unable to get satisfaction from management you should immediately notify Spacifica Travel, preferably in writing, stating your reasons, and we will act immediately to assist you. Upon return, any complaint should be put in writing to Spacifica Travel within 10 days together with supporting documentation. Our Norfolk Island clients should contact 54400 whilst on the island for immediate assistance.

Wave Hospitality Group T/a Spacifica Travel
Level 1 / 345 Ann Street, Brisbane, 4000, GPO Box 1973, Brisbane, Qld, 4001 Ph. 07 3337 8515 Fax. 07 3221 7899 Email: res@spacificatravel.com Travel License TAG 1626; ABN 61 087 521 355; IATA 0235948 6 and TCF 4/7358.
 

Romance in the Cook Islands


The Cook Islands are the perfect destination to inspire romance, with stunning white beaches, calm clear lagoons and delightful fresh cuisine it’s easy to switch off from your busy life and reconnect with your partner. There are so many options for couples to choose, whether you are after a luxurious villa escape, a unique local experience or a resort with amazing facilities and lots to do - this little island paradise is perfect for your next anniversary, a honeymoon, a wedding, to renew your vows or even ‘just because’!

Ultimate Alone Time in a Private Villa

Sometimes all you need to feel the love is a beautiful private oasis, where you a can wake up outside your normal routine and appreciate some alone time. Rarotonga has lots of amazing options for private villa stays, and they are more affordable than you might think! One of our favourite options for Villa accommodation, which still offers great resort facilities is Nautulis Resort. This beachfront resort has a restaurant, bar and infinity pool overlooking Muri Beach and lagoon, while still giving you the private villa experience (plunge pool included)! If you would rather stay further away from popular Muri Beach, you may prefer Sea Change Villas. Located on a quieter stretch of beach, these villas have private courtyards, plunge pools and the option to have a masseur, a romantic picnic basket or sunset platter delivered to your villa. Nothing says ‘romance’ like a picnic and glass of bubbly as the sun sets! If it’s a special occasion (or you just appreciate the finer things in life) the stunning Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa will be the perfect retreat, this property has a renowned spa on site and offers a true 5-star experience to guests.

If you are chasing absolute peace and quiet, Aitutaki might be the perfect island for you! Home to arguably one of the most beautiful lagoons on earth – there are also villas to suit every need! Tamanu Beach Resort has a selection of free standing bungalows, with all the water activities you could want and a lovely restaurant close to the beach and the option of pre-paid meal plans available. For uninterrupted views of the famous lagoon, why not stay at Aitutaki Private Island Resort in one of the Cook Islands only Overwater Bungalows! You can completely relax as you lay in the iconic hammock under the palm trees & will fall in love all over again as the sun sets over the ocean! For the ultimate Aitutaki Luxury escape you can’t go pass the Pacific Resort Aitutaki – this award winning tropical property is truly magnificent, set on the luminous lagoon with the facilities and service of a 5-star resort, you can choose to do as much or as little as you please.

Reconnect over Unique Experiences

The Cook Islands is home to 15 islands, each offering a different experience to guests. Sometimes the best way to reconnect is to experience something new together – a remote island in the South Pacific where you can immerse yourself in a new culture is perfect way to create new memories!

Visit the 8 million year old island of Atiu, you will be surrounded by pristine untouched beauty and because this island is pretty much the same as it was 25 years ago – the experience will be totally authentic and give you true insight into the Cook Island way of life. Try a genuine homestay experience on the island of Mitiaro, this flat island has beautiful underground limestone caves & pools as well as a freshwater lake to explore. Best of all, there is a chance to visit more than one of these unique and diverse islands in one holiday – the hardest part is deciding where you will choose!

Get Married in Paradise

Weddings are expensive & can be very stressful, so it’s no surprise destination weddings have become extremely popular – they allow you to reduce the number of guests down to the nearest and dearest, without the offence of not inviting people. Another huge benefit is the cost, in the Cook Islands you can have a phenomenal wedding, planned to perfection, for half of the price you would pay at home!

If you are dreaming of a tropical beach wedding, Pacific Resort Rarotonga have a package option that gives you the ceremony for free when you stay a set number of nights with them... yes, you read that right – free!  Being a larger resort, they also have the luxury of having lots of room options for your guests to choose from.  For something truly intimate, Rumours have packages from a simple elegant ceremony, up to the ultimate package with makeup, photographer and videographer all included!

Whatever your budget or style, if you get married in the Cook Islands – you can be sure it will be a trip you will never forget!

Honeymoon in Heaven

There is something about the word “honeymoon” that conjures up images of tropical islands, deserted beaches and radiant sunsets. Whether you want an adventure packed honeymoon or a relaxing quiet escape, the Cook Islands picture perfect surroundings will help enhance the feeling of being ‘on cloud nine’ after your big day. With a long list of adult’s only resorts, such as Moana Sands Lagoon Resort, Muri Beach Club and Little Polynesian Resort (just to name a few) it is easy to find the perfect resort for your romantic escape.

Romance in the Cook Islands:

If you are planning a romantic trip, anniversary, wedding or honeymoon & would like more information about any of these options or would like to discuss other options, please get in touch with our team of specialist travel consultants on 1800 800 722.

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