Holiday Tags: Australasia

The Kumala Pantai hotel is situated in Legian nr. Kuta & is very reasonably priced. The back of the hotel is on the beach and is separated from it by a paved promenade. Along the beach walkway there are many lovely restaurants to choose from. Also out the front of hotel & a short walk away there are so many restaurants you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Western Australia
Western Australia is the largest state of Australia with an area of 2.6 million square kilometres (about the same size as Western Europe). The population of the state is 1.98 million, representing 9.8 per cent of the total population of Australia. The state is so vast that there is a variety of landscapes and climates. With a low population density it sometimes seems as if you have the world to yourself from basking in the mile upon mile of golden beaches to touring the largely empty central and northern most parts of the state to taking in the lush greenery and forests of the southern parts of the state. The lifestyle is casual and easy going. Understandably in view of the unlimited sunshine; a large emphasis is placed on the great outdoors. Like all Australians, all Sandgropers as Western Australians are known are sports mad especially when it comes to Australian Rules football and cricket. The main population centres are Perth, Fremantle. Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie.

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The colours, sites and sounds of New Zealand. This short film highlights our trip around this brilliant country and its fantastic countryside.

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Tony Wheeler, one of the founders of Lonely Planet, visits Raratonga in the Cook Islands. It’s all beautiful beaches to laze on, the Muri lagoon, snorkelling and diving. And if the pristine beauty isn’t spiritual enough, try the Sunday church services with the locals.

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Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet visits the tourist capital of the north of New Zealand, Rotorua. Here, you can’t escape the rich Maori culture or ofcourse the famous thermal areas of mud bubbling pools and Hot Springs. But if you need to get away from the rotten egg smells of these thermal pools, take a walk by the beautiful surrounding lakes and forests, or if you’re feeling adventurous get wet with white water rafting, or for the curious traveller try out New Zealand’s new craze – zorbing!

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Lonely Planet’s lightning guide to the South Pacific Island of Fiji.

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