Top Things To Do in Isle of Pines - New Caledonia - Activities

Explore spectacular Upi Bay, where traditional outrigger canoes are ready to transport you through the colourful lagoon. Take your snorkel gear and dive into the crystal clear water of the Natural Pool. The one-hour ascent up Majestic Pic N’Gâ is well worth the effort. Hortense Queen Cave is home to dramatic limestone formations. A tour of the Vao village market allows you to immerse yourself in Melanesian architecture, while the remains of the penal colony of 1872 offer insight into the local history.​

Outrigger Canoe Tour and Natural Pool of Oro Bay

Departure: Every day     From: Isle of Pines


Includes: Departure from St Joseph Bay on a traditional outrigger. Continue via Upi Bay and rock formations (turtle, dolphin or shark nursery sightings possible). Stop off at beach leading to Oro Bay natural swimming pool (30 minutes walk through the forest from the beach). Lunch (sandwich, water and dessert)

From $170 per person

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Departure: Every day     Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes


Your guide will drive you to see the several bays of Isle of Pines and you will enjoy beautiful viewpoints over the lagoon and islets. You will discover the remains of the prison, engulfed by the vegetation, the charming church of the village of Vao and the myterious cave of Hortense queen.

From $125 per person 

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Departure: Every day     Duration: Full day


Departure from St Joseph Bay. Explore Turtle Bay (30 minute stop to swim with the turtles) then visit Koueyney and Kere Bays. Encounter with manta rays (20 minute stop to swim with the rays). Visit Winoukoin Bay (30 minute stop for swimming/snorkeling). Snorkelling on the reef behind Ilot Brousse. Lunch on Ilot Brousse (Pre lunch drink (non-alcoholic) + Entrée - seasonal salad + Main - choice of lobster, chicken or fish (served with rice/salad) + Dessert - seasonal fruit or dessert + Coffee and mineral water).

Free time until 15.00 – return to St Joseph Bay and drop off hotel around 16:00

Lobster lunch option: Adult: $279 per person  - Child (-12 years): $140 per person

Chicken or fish option: Adult: $209 per person  - Child (-12 years): $109 per person

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*All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and subject to availability at time of booking.

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

All prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Conditions, amendment and cancellation fees apply.