Cheap flights from Nauru

Flights from Nauru

The Republic of Nauru, often simply referred to as Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country situated in the Central Pacific. Occupying a total area of 21 square kilometres, it is the smallest independent republic in the world; though there are others that are smaller in area or are less populous, they are all dependent territories of other countries. The de facto capital is Yaren.

Where to go

Nauru is very small, much so that it can take less than an hour to drive around it. However, that's only if you literally just drive around. Travellers are of course advised to take their time in getting around to see what the island nation has to offer. In Anibare Bay in the Anibare District of eastern Nauru, there are tropical beaches. It is popular with tourists and naturalists, but visitors are advised to be careful. There are times when there is frequent heavy surf and presence of rip currents, making it dangerous to swim. In Nauru, limited natural freshwater resources are limited. In fact, the only body of water on the island is Buada Lagoon, an endorheic lake situated east of Aiwo District. The islands are mostly dependent on rooftop storage tanks that collect rainwater and the three desalination plants in Nauru's Utilities Agency. As for the Buada Lagoon, the freshwater lake is about 0.13 square kilometres in size, with an average depth of 78 feet and maximum depth of 245 feet. It is completely surrounded by dense palm trees and other vegetation. The water is too dirty to drink or even swim in, but the area is still popular among tourists as the view is great and provides a good photo opportunity. Other activities in Nauru include climbing Command Ridge, the highest point of Nauru. It has an elevation of 213 feet (65 metres), which was why it was the site where the Japanese kept watch in the 1940s. There are remains of a communications bunker, two large rotating six-barrel weapons, and other rusted WWII guns.

The nearest neighbour of Nauru is Banaba Island in Kiribati, about 300 kilometres to the east. Because of its location, there are only limited flights in and out of the island. Aside from Kiribati, there are short haul flights to Fiji, Marshall Islands, and Australia. Tourism in Fiji is best known for soft coral diving, white sand beaches, and overall pristine natural environment that keep the tourists coming back for eco-tourism. Specific places that travellers really need to visit are the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Rainbow Reef, Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve, and Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, among others.

Unfortunately, there are no direct long haul flights originating from Nauru. However, Nauru International Airport has flight connections to Brisbane, via Brisbane Airport. As one of the busiest airports in Australia, it operates various international flights, both short haul and long haul.

How to get out

The sole airport serving Nauru is Nauru International Airport. It is served by the national airline Nauru Airlines, operating scheduled flights to the following destinations: Brisbane Airport in Brisbane, Australia; Marshall Islands International Airport in Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands; Nadi International Airport in Nadi, Republic of Fiji; and Bonriki International Airport in South Tarawa, Kiribati.

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