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Island Discovery

Isla de los Pinos, Nueva Caledonia

Island Discovery


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Travel through the Isle of Pines while admiring the natural beauty and gaining an understanding of the cultural diversity. Upon arriving in the village of Vao, the island’s administrative center, you will see the 19th-century Notre-Dame de L’Assumption church, the first stone chapel built in New Caledonia.

A different sort of religious monument awaits you at St-Maurice Bay, where a ring of wooden totems surrounds a statue of St. Maurice. It commemorates the first Catholic service that French missionaries held there in 1848. Wooden outrigger canoes are the attraction of St. Joseph’s Bay, as they are constructed there using traditional methods, even though most of the outriggers are equipped with modern outboard motors.

For a glimpse into the legends associated with the Isle of Pines, you will visit Oumagne Grotto, where Queen Hortense supposedly hid during a tribal war. If you throw a coin on the flagstone that was her bed and make a wish, it will allegedly come true.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of walking on grass and dirt paths, both flat and sloped, 4 steps to enter church. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are strongly cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Restrooms are rustic, we recommend that you bring your own wipes or toilet paper. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. No swimwear may be worn in the church, no walking on the altar is permitted. Taking photos of school children is prohibited. No video is permitted at the grotto. Dark areas of the grotto can be slippery and will not be accessed for safety reasons.

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Tours por la ciudad y panorámicos

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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