Robinson Crusoe, The Coral Island, and Lord of the Flies are three adventure classics about shipwrecked survivors marooned on the South Pacific islands.
The islands in the far South were considered the last frontier of civilization, and teeming with mysterious beasts, they posed an ideal landscape for tales of adventure.
Although some of these islands, especially those within New Zealand's jurisdiction, have been already been explored and conserved, their seclusion from the rest of the world still provides an almost unbridled wildness that remains a rustic charm for visitors today.
Who's up for an island getaway off New Zealand? Check out these seven destinations Tourism New Zealand has compiled.
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