In pics: Best and least-known islands of the South Pacific
Wish you were here ... Aitutaki, the Cook Islands.
"Walk the pink sands of Champagne Beach or hike the island's green interior."
You don't have to travel too far from Australia to find what most of us would call "paradise" on earth.
Crystal-clear waters, tropical jungles and warm, friendly locals the South Pacific has many hidden gems with these qualities and much more.
South Pacific-raised travel writer Craig Tansley takes us through the best and least-known islands of the South Pacific: