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Melanesia

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Melanesia is a region of Oceania.

Regions[edit]

Melanesia consists of the following small island nations:

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Fiji
A major island tourist destination. Resorts, coral reefs and beaches.
New Caledonia (France)
France in the tropics. A short flight from Australia.
Solomon Islands
Site of major Second World War battles that involved, among others, JFK. Its main island is Guadalcanal.
Vanuatu
Well-developed island destination. As the New Hebrides, was a British-French Condominium until 1980.

And the tiny Australian territory of:

Norfolk Island (Australia)
A small island home to about 2,000 people.

The large nation of Papua New Guinea and its neighbor West Papua (Indonesia) are also usually considered part of Melanesia, both culturally and historically speaking, but are covered in separate articles.

Cities[edit]

  • Nouméa — the capital of New Caledonia.
  • Suva — the large capital of Fiji.

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Melanesia provides a wealth of tropical islands to discover with sandy beaches, world class diving and snorkelling, fascinating history and culture, spectacular waterfalls, inquisitive birdlife and much more. There are a few cruise companies that visit this region.

Heritage Expeditions (www.heritage-expeditions.com) takes the 50 berth expedition ship the Spirit of Enderby to some of the most remote, pristine and otherwise difficult to get to islands in Melanesia.

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