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Sydney    

NYT 36 Hours recommends: Restaurants: Longrain, 85 Commonwealth - stick drink, fish cakes at bar; baby barramundi; pork hock.  Coast walk: Bronte and Bondi beaches.  Followed with Sean's Panorama (Italian food) on 270 Campbell Parade.

     

Daintree Lodge: eco-lodge in NE Australia, jungle forest, river.  Booked year in advance.  Croc spotting with riverboat cruise. More Daintreee National Park info.

 

 

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French Polynesia

Hotel Kia Ora, atoll of Rangiroa: lagoon, over water bungalow.

 Fiji

 

 

 Nation Geo/Adventure - Cheap Fiji: Main Island- jungle river trek, in Viti Levu; Taveuni: rain forests; Coral coast on S end of Island.  Base at Korotogo; lush Sigatoka River Valley; Yaqona root - national beverage of kava; Snorkel at Wayasewa Island; Taveuni Island: rain forest, crater lake; hidden waterfalls.  Low cost accommodations: in Korotogo TUBAKULA BEACH BUNGALOWS (sunset spectacle); Wayalailai Resort ( 5 star at 1 star price); get invited to a lovo (a local traditional feast).  On Taveuni: Susie's Plantation Resort

Indonesia     Sulawesi island: volcanoes, rain forests, hiking, trekking. Tangkoko-Duasudara Natural Reserve. Moonlit jungle walks. Makassar: Hotel Panai Gapura. Hike the highlands with tour guide, including tour of villages accessible only by foot. In the country stay at Toraja Heritage Hotel.