Thousands of islands and one-of-a-kind cultures make the South Pacific truly spellbinding. Here, you’ll find some of the best surfing, SCUBA diving, and sightseeing in the world. Do some diving in Micronesia and find the haunting presence of sunken ships and planes, lost during World War II, covered in tangling corals. Go island hopping and discover the timeless heritage of ancient Polynesian culture in primitive villages. Hit the slopes on the snowcapped volcanoes of New Zealand - some the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. Hunt for glistening waterfalls thundering in the distance, or stretch out on white sandy beaches in the isolated coves. All of this, and the underwater splendors of the Great Barrier Reef encapsulate paradise – the South Pacific.