The remote, fabled islands of Tahiti

A tiki sculpture at Hiva Oa.

A quick check of our coordinates confirms we're about as close to the middle of nowhere as you can get.

20 reasons to visit the Solomon Islands

A sandspit in Marau Sound, Guadalcanal Province.

The Western world has made little impression on this unspoilt South Pacific paradise.

Vanuatu volcano puts on a fiery show

At dusk, the explosions begin to resemble fireworks, the lava glittering as it falls from the sky.

It's been dubbed it the world's friendliest volcano, but you still don't want to get too close.

Exploring an underwater milky way

Brightly coloured coral glows in the ocean's depths.

When darkness falls, a whole new world appears beneath the sea in Fiji's Vanua Levu.

The unofficial capital of Tokelau

Children of Tokelauan migrants have a singalong at Elsdon Youth Camp, Porirua, in February 1980. The bulk of Wellington's Tokelauan community lives in Porirua and the Hutt Valley.

It seemed like a good idea: move the entire population of Tokelau to New Zealand.

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