Nauru is the smallest republic in the world; a
raised atoll in the Pacific, roughly halfway between
Sydney and Honolulu.
Nauru is only 21 square kilometres and is surrounded
by coral reefs.
With it's position just south of the Equator,
Nauru's climate is hot and sticky, cooled slightly by occasional sea
Expect the Northeast trade winds from March to
October, and plenty of rain from December to March.
You wouldn't think that many people live on such a
small island; almost half of the ten-thousand population are outsiders
and their nearest neighbour is Banaba Island, in the Republic of
Kiribati, 300 km due east.
Nauru receives aid from the Australian government
and in exchange Nauru holds and processes asylum seekers trying to enter
Australia at an offshore detention centre.
If Nauru had a capital, it would probably be
Yaren District; where the Parliament House is located.
There are two hotels on Nauru, the Menen Hotel and
OD-N-Aiwo Hotel. The Menen has a beachside location facing Anibare Bay
(the best spot for swimming on Nauru) and the OD-N-Aiwo is located in
Discover excellent deep sea fishing, scuba dive amazing ocean depths,
take a tour of the island’s phosphate mines or simply experience a
holiday in a world far from your own.
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Getting to Nauru
Air Nauru, now known as Our Airline, flies from
Brisbane on a round trip twice weekly.
From Brisbane, the Boeing 737-300 flies to
Honiara, Nauru, Tarawa and
They have an airline office at Level 3, 99 Creek
There are also sales representatives in Honiara, Los
Angeles, Majuro, Suva, Sydney and Tarawa. The Nauru office is in the
Civic Centre, but you'll probably know that once you fly in to Nauru.
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