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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.
 

The Perfect 7 Night Cook Islands Itinerary

There are so many restaurants, activities and places to visit in the Cook Islands! Not sure where to start? We are here to help! We have created a perfect 7 night itinerary that you can use a guide for your next Cook Islands holiday.

Day 1: Friday

From the moment you step off the plane, you will feel more relaxed! As you enter the Airport you are welcomed by the warm greeting “Kia Orana” from locals and the tropical sound of Jake Numanga’s ukelele. Welcome to the Cook Islands!

Tip 1: If you are arriving direct from Sydney on the Air New Zealand flight, make sure you pre-book an early check-in at your hotel, the flight arrives at 6.25am and it is a long day if you have to wait until 2pm to check into your hotel.

Day 2: Saturday

Head into Avarua (aka Town) and visit Punanga Nui Cultural Market this morning, there are lots of delicious dining options to choose from, the markets are open 8am – 12pm so aim to visit first thing in the morning for breakfast or have an early lunch!
During the day, grab your snorkelling gear and head out to ‘Fruits of Rarotonga’, Titikaveka or the lagoon in front of Aroa beach for the best underwater viewing experience.

Later in the day, why not enjoy one of Rarotonga’s spectacular sunsets, with an early dinner reservation at Manuia Beach Resort’s OTB Restaurant for a barefoot luxury dining experience.

Day 3: Sunday

Enjoy a relaxing morning, and breakfast at the resort, if you have not experienced a South Pacific church service, today is the day! Be at your nearest church for a 10am start, this is a great way to meet the locals and enjoy an insight into their way of life.
Take the rest of the day to relax, unwind and maybe catch another sunset in the evening.

Day 4: Monday

After a chilled day, it’s time to take it up a notch, one of the most popular walks on the island is the ‘cross-island trek’ which goes from one side of the island to the other. Climb through the lush jungle and be rewarded with a spectacular view from the highest point Te Rua Manga (The Needle), you can almost see the entire island from here! End your 3-4 hour walk with a refreshing swim at Wigmore’s waterfall. Later visit Beluga Café for lunch, we guarantee once you have tried their delicious food, you will be counting down until you can go back!

Day 5: Tuesday

Visit the breathtaking island of Aitutaki, only a short 50-minute flight from Rarotonga.  Your trip starts with a tour of the island, the real highlight is a cruise in the infamous azure Aitutaki lagoon. You will travel on a traditionally styled catamaran Titi-ai-Tonga, on-board the Vaka hosts will give you a lesson in the areas history and culture. Throughout the cruise, you stop for snorkelling, enjoy a BBQ lunch, swim with giant trevally and visit One Foot Island where you can have your passport stamped with the ultimate foot-shaped stamp! The tour ends with a short flight back to Rarotonga in time for a much-deserved drink before you head to dinner.

Day 6: Wednesday

Your day starts at 10am when you jump on a Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruise. Tour the inner lagoon of Rarotonga in a glass-bottom boat, stop at the marine reserve for some coral viewing and snorkelling, followed by a BBQ fish lunch on Koromiri Island on Muri Lagoon. Make sure you try some of the local dishes at lunch, and then after you eat your tour guides will entertain you with coconut husking, tree climbing and a pareu (sarong) tying demonstration.

Tonight head to Muri Night Market for some kai (food), there are a selection of dining options set up and it’s the perfect way to try lots of different dishes in one place! The market opens from 5-8pm times a week and there is entertainment while you dine.

Day 7: Thursday

Pack some snacks, grab a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and visit one of the Motu (small islets) in Muri Lagoon, take a swim, snorkel or just work on your tan with the illusion of being on your own private island! After you have worked up an appetite, we recommend a visit to Charlie’s Café for lunch. Try the fish sandwiches, they are HUGE and super fresh. If the weather is nice, hire a bike and go for a cycle around the island. The road around Rarotonga is relatively flat and it’s a great way to see the island. Stop in at Vaiana’s for a cold beer before you head back to the hotel.

Tonight is your last night, so it’s a good idea to go out with a bang! Try at Antipodes, a fairly new restaurant on the island opening in 2018, the team have really perfected both service and amazing food! Make sure you book, with food this good, they can get busy! If you are keen to go out on the town, Rehab is the most popular place for a dance.

Day 8: Friday

Today it’s time to head home, if you have an afternoon flight why not check-in and walk across the road to the Hula Bar at the Islander Hotel. Have a drink or something to eat while you wait for boarding time, it’s the perfect way to end an awesome holiday in the Cook Islands.

The Perfect 7 Night Cook Islands Itinerary:

This is just an example of our favourite activities, restaurants and experiences available in the Cook Islands. If you would like more information about any of these recommendations are looking for Cook Island Holiday Packages and would like us to help arrange a tailor-made itinerary, please get in touch with our team of specialist Cook Island travel consultants on 1800 800 722.

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