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NZ Volcanic Ash Cloud - Travel Alert

NEW ZEALAND | Tue, 7 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [612]

A volcanic eruption and ash cloud is causing cancellations and delays to provincial flights in the east of New Zealand’s north island, including the popular tourist destination Rotorua. Mt Tongariro erupted shortly before midnight ... Read more >

Tags: new zealand, oceania, travel-alert

Cook Islands - Pacific Paradise

COOK ISLANDS | Mon, 6 Aug 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [681]

This is the quintessential South Pacific destination, white sandy beaches, clear blue lagoons, vibrant coral, and iridescent tropical fish. The 15 Cook Islands are spread over 2 million square kilometers of ocean south of Hawaii, west of Tonga and ... Read more >

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Is Sydney Safe?

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 19 Jul 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1217] | Comments [3]

Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and a magnet for travellers from all over the world. Its harbour position is spectacularly beautiful, there are world famous beaches on the doorstep and the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.... Read more >

Tags: australia, oceania, personal safety, sydney, travel-safety

Tuvalu - Beauty Spot in the Pacific

TUVALU | Fri, 4 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [624]

Tuvalu is a group of nine low-lying coral atolls with a surface area of just 26 square kilometres dispersed over 1.3 million kilometres in the Central Pacific. This small section of paradise is maybe, just maybe, one of the last great untouched tourist ... Read more >

Tags: oceania, travel-safety-tips, tuvalu

Solomon Islands

SOLOMON ISLANDS | Fri, 4 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [742]

The Solomon Islands (over 900 of them) is a gem in the heart of Melanesia: still a little off the beaten path, not so touristy, but warm all year (always around 27 degrees Celsius) with breathtakingly beautiful beaches, mountain peaks and picture ... Read more >

Tags: oceania, solomon islands, travel-safety

Samoa Travel Safety

SAMOA | Wed, 4 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [471]

We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Samoa. In the meantime here's some great information from the  US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council  (OSAC), which is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. ... Read more >

Tags: oceania, samoa, travel-safety-tips

Health And Wildlife In East Timor

TIMOR-LESTE | Fri, 2 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [676]

Nasty diseases like malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, tuberculosis, typhoid, and hepatitis all call Timor L’Este home. This is not a country where you want to mess around by not taking appropriate precautions against common diseases. ... Read more >

Tags: east-timor, oceania, travel-safety

Fiji Floods - Travel Alert

FIJI | Tue, 24 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [5743] | Comments [4]

(All warnings and flood alerts were lifted on Friday January 27 2012) A natural disaster is expected to be declared in Western Fiji later today after heavy rain and high winds caused flooding which has claimed the lives of two locals. The tourist ... Read more >

Tags: fiji, oceania, travel-alert

Vanuatu Travel Tips & Safety Guide

VANUATU | Thu, 11 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1335]

It’s hard to imagine that there could be any real threats to your health or welfare in such a divine tropical paradise, but there are! Sunburn anyone? Dehydration? What about The Bends or a huge Kava hangover? And let’s not forget the massive fault ... Read more >

Tags: disease, oceania, travel-crime, travel-legal, travel-safety, travel-transport, vanuatu

Palau - Watch Out Below

PALAU | Tue, 5 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1069]

If you come to Palau you will likely spend most of your time underwater – the diving and snorkelling is brilliant! But be aware that even though you are underwater the sun is brutal and you should wear t-shirts or some sort of body cover. Sunscreen is ... Read more >

Tags: diving, oceania, palau, travel-safety

Ash Cloud Grounds Australian Flights - Travel Alert

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 21 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2555]

The ash cloud from Chile's Puyehue volcano has returned to Australian airspace affecting services in and out of several airports including Adelaide, Canberra and the nation's busiest airport, Sydney. Melbourne may also be affected later in the day.... Read more >

Tags: ash cloud, australia, chile, oceania, travel-alert, volcano

UPDATE: Ash Cloud Grounds Flights - Travel Alert

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 20 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [5782] | Comments [1]

UPDATE: 1:30PM AEST June 20: The ash cloud from Chile's Puyehue volcano - having caused major disruptions to airports around the world - has moved across the Atlantic and is grounding flights in Cape Town, South Africa, and is giving Australia ... Read more >

Tags: ash cloud, australia, oceania, travel-alert, volcano

Crime in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 16 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [841]

You are more likely to get hurt by an extreme sport than a criminal in New Zealand. The country’s rates of violence are very low compared to others, and while Auckland on the North Island carries the most crime, it’s still far more infrequent ... Read more >

Tags: crime, new zealand, oceania, travel-crime, travel-tips

Road Rules in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 16 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [821]

With New Zealand’s rugged terrain, it’s unsurprising the country has some dangerous roadways. One is the 22-km, one-lane Skipper’s Canyon road near Queenstown, which splits off from Coronet Peak ski field road. While beautiful, Skipper’s ... Read more >

Tags: driving, new zealand, oceania, road rules, travel-safety-tips, travel-transport

New Zealand - Extreme Danger

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 16 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1372]

You want to bungy jump? Bike? Sandboard? Whatever sport you fancy, you can find it in New Zealand. The more “extreme” the sport, however, the greater the risk of accident or death. So before you strap on that piece of equipment, or ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, new zealand, oceania, travel-safety

New Zealand Natural Disasters Guide

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 16 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [893]

New Zealand’s greatest natural disaster risk comes in the form of earthquakes, due to its location in an area of seismic shift. A devastating 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on the South Island in late February 2011, killing ... Read more >

Tags: disasters, new zealand, oceania, travel-tips

New Zealand Weather Tips

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 16 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [723]

Anyone who’s been to New Zealand, particularly the country’s South Island, can attest to its rugged beauty. Mountains, lakes, glaciers, colors of all hues, it’s an unarguably picturesque place.   Unfortunately, that beauty can also be deadly.... Read more >

Tags: new zealand, oceania, travel-health, weather

Nauru Travel Tips

NAURU | Thu, 5 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [467]

Nauru is the world’s smallest independent republic. It takes less than an hour to drive round the island. It has no tourist industry to speak of - most visitors these days are politicians, aid workers or diplomats.     The island ... Read more >

Tags: nauru, oceania, travel-safety

Micronesia - Hints on Staying Safe

MICRONESIA | Tue, 29 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [197]

The Federated States of Micronesia is actually four totally separate states, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap, each with completely different cultures, things to see and levels of safety and security for travellers. They are spread over an enormous area ... Read more >

Tags: micronesia, oceania, travel-safety

Kiribati - In Harm's Way

KIRIBATI | Wed, 17 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [316]

Kiribati’s location puts it in the path of numerous types of natural disasters. First, it sits in an area of extreme seismic activity that experiences earthquakes underwater. This movement can produce another disaster: tsunamis.   Because of poor ... Read more >

Tags: kiribati, natural disaster, oceania, travel-safety, weather

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