Short Break in Lifou - 3 Days / 2 Nights

Loyalty Islands Package

Tour Code: NCP15

 

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Discover the largest and most diverse of the Loyalty Islands, Lifou!

Lifou is the largest island in the archipelago of coral atolls known as the Loyalty Islands. Long stretches of white sand beach, small coves, limestone caves, grottos and imposing cliffs give the island one of the most dramatic landscapes in the south pacific. The island’s varied landscapes are echoed by the nature of its inhabitants. Open and friendly, they offer visitors a warm welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to do in Lifou:

  • We: Lifou's main town is centrally located on the island's east coast. The main attraction here is the beautiful beach. You can also shop for local products at the open-air market held opposite the town hall on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-11am.

  • Joking Cliffs: Lifou's northernmost village is famous for its 40m-high cliffs, which overhang crystal-clear waters teeming with fish. In calm weather, the bay beneath is perfect for snorkelling.

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel: This historic chapel built by Catholic missionaries in 1898 has a panoramic view of Santal Bay. It is located at the north-western tip of the island on Easo peninsula.

  • The Grand 'Hut' of the Chief of Hnathalo: One of the finest traditional huts in New Caledonia, this impressive thatched roof hut with bamboo walls measures 12 metres in diameter. Set in a garden behind the chief's house, it is a place for elders to gather around the open fireplace to make collective decisions.Permission to enter is required.

  • Qanono Church & Temple: Qanono's church and temple were built on the site of the first Protestant mission.

  • Peng Beach: A secluded white sandy beach with caves and numerous creeks on the west coast, 3.5km off the We / Drueulu road; turn off at the Tribu Hapetra.

  • Luengoni Beach: A stretch of fine white sand bordering a stunning lagoon. Locals boast that it is New Caledonia’s most beautiful beach. The sheltered bay is a renowned turtle haunt.

  • Cave Visits: Guided tours are available to Lifou's caves which include the Grotto D'Avio, with its 4km-long stalactites and jade waterhole. The Devil's Cave, near the village of Tingeting, has three huge interlinked caverns.

  • Lifou Island Tour: Take a tour of the island which visits sights such as the cliffs at Joking, the Mucaweng Vanilla Plantation and the Catholic Chapel at Easo, built in 1898. Ask the team at New Caledonia Voyages for more details.

  • Bougna Feast: Bougna is a traditional feast dish of the Kanak people of New Caledonia. The word "bougna" comes from the Drehu word "puhnya" meaning "bundle", "pack". Bougna often contains taro, yam, sweet potato, banana, and pieces of either chicken, fish, crab, prawns or lobster.

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Short Break in Lifou - 3 Days

 

Option 1

Tribal accommodation (Traditional Hut)*

 from $790.00 per person, twin share

 

*Accueil en Tribu - Subject to the availability:

Chez Jeanette Ihage, Lilo Reve, Chez Bella, Au Coeur de Lito or Tanukul.

 

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Option 2

Drehu Village Hotel 3* (Garden Bungalow) 

from $990.00 per person, twin share

 

Add a Half Day Lifou Island Tour from $79 per person

Add Buffet Breakfast from $43 per person per day

Upgrade to a Beach Bungalow on Lifou from $65 per person

 

Your Holiday Includes:

 

  • 2 nights in tribal accommodation (Traditional Hut) or in Drehu Village (Garden Bungalow) 

  • 3-day rental car with unlimited km (pick up and drop off at Lifou Airport)

  • Return domestic flights to Lifou including 20kg of checked luggage

Information

Domestic flights are with Air Caledonie and include 3kgs of hand luggage and 20kgs of checked luggage.

*All package prices are in New Zealand Dollars, subject to availability at time of booking and for new bookings only.

The above prices are per person twin-share and valid for travel until 31 March 2020..

Free nights & discounts are already included in costs. All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

Conditions, amendment and cancellation fees apply. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.