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New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island & Tonga


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Contents General Information

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Experience Tonga

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Tongatapu

Welcome to New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island & Tonga

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Experience New Caledonia

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Our Favourite Things To See and Do Tongatapu Accommodation Sightseeing & Tours on Tongatapu Ha’apai & Vava’u Our Favourite Things To See and Do Norfolk Island

Ha’apai & Vava’u Accommodation

Noumea

Sightseeing in Ha’apai and Vava’u

Our Favourite Things To See and Do

Friendly Islands Kayak Company

Noumea Accommodation

Vava’u Islands – 3 Day Starter Package

Bourail Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort and Spa Sightseeing & Tours in Noumea

Vava’u Islands – 6 Day Classic Package Vava’u Islands – 10 Day Classic Package Ha’apai Islands – 11 Day Classic Package

Ile des Pins Our Favourite Things To See and Do Ile des Pins Accommodation

Accommodation Facilities Guide

Loyalty Islands

Room Amenities

Our Favourite Things To See and Do

Facilities & Activities

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Loyalty Islands Accommodation

Experience Niue

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Our Favourite Things To See and Do Niue Accommodation Sightseeing & Tours on Niue

Experience Norfolk Island

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Our Favourite Things To See and Do Norfolk Island Accommodation Sightseeing & Tours on Norfolk Island

Front Cover: Ile des Pins/New Caledonia Tourism

General Information House of Travel Accommodation Ratings To assist with the selection of your Pacific Islands accommodation we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. These are personal ratings offered by our people from their own experience and should therefore be used as a guide only. These ratings may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. Norfolk Island ratings however are based on the official Australian AAA Star Rating Scheme, and therefore the rating descriptions below do not apply to the Norfolk Island section. Standard rooms, clean and comfortable usually with basic furnishings and private en-suites. Typically most properties would include a restaurant and bar but have a limited range of other guest facilities and services. Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of room facilities and comfortable standard, usually with a wide range of recreational and leisure activities available for guest enjoyment. Superior accommodation offering a high level of comfort in rooms with quality furnishings and fixtures. First class accommodation offering the very best quality services with detailed focus on high customer satisfaction. There tends to be greater attention to personalised service and a strong focus on the quality of food and beverages. A half star is noted when the level of service and facilities falls between two grades. Grading accommodation can be quite subjective and generally speaking the standard and services will be in line with the price paid. Please check with your House of Travel specialist to ensure you get the accommodation that best fits your needs. Throughout the brochure the symbols

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PRICE INDICATOR: The price indicator is provided as a guide only. It is in New Zealand dollars based on low season per person share twin pricing unless otherwise specified in the lead in room type and is correct at the time of publishing. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events or peak periods. Your travel specialist will quote you the actual price at time of booking. 1


Welcome to

New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island & Tonga

© Niue Tourism/David Kirkland

Each of the four Pacific nations featured in this brochure have a strong identity, culture and history and each offers a very different holiday experience. So, which one should you pick? That depends on what you’re planning to do... If you’re keen on shopping and dining, but also want plenty of time on the beach, New Caledonia is an obvious choice. This is a place where you can browse boutiques for Parisian luxuries one minute and swim in the world’s biggest blue lagoon the next. The mix of French and Melanesian cultures is part of the special fascination here and you’re encouraged to join in and enjoy it, whether it’s a Gallic game of boules, a traditional Melanesian bougna (similar to a hangi), or an unconventional cricket match – Kanak women are passionate about this very English sport! Then again, if history is your thing, combined with a gentle lifestyle, lots of relaxation and less emphasis on sea and sand, you’ll love Norfolk Island. It’s a great place to recharge the batteries and breathe in clean island air tinged with the scent of the local pines. There’s excellent accommodation available, duty free shopping and great dining options. Be sure to put the World Heritage area high on your list of Norfolk must-dos: there’s nothing remotely like it in New Zealand and it gives a chilling insight into the days of convict transportation. Hiking, biking and golfing are popular on this island, and don’t get us wrong about sea and sand – there are some very beautiful beaches! For pure Pacifica, plenty of beach time and a great sense of tradition, you can’t beat unhurried, unspoiled Tonga. Many of the ancient customs remain intact in these peaceful islands, and you will probably make lifelong friends sitting around a kava bowl during your stay here. A Tongan holiday gives a whole new perspective on life and values, and the scenery is magic, with azure lagoons, silver beaches and palm groves. So, if you feel like stepping back in time, Polynesia’s last kingdom is perfect for you – and to discover a paradise that’s almost lost, head out to the untouched Tongan archipelagos of Vava’u and Ha’apai. Maybe you’re after something completely different, a chance to experience the Pacific’s wilder side? If so, take a look at Niue, the world’s smallest nation, on the world’s largest coral atoll. There’s just one island here, and it’s an extraordinary one, ringed by cliffs, underwater tunnels and mysterious sea caves. Don’t go expecting glitz, glamour and big sandy beaches – actually, there are no beaches as such. Instead, go looking for unique outdoor challenges and adventures. There are plenty of these on offer, including hiking, caving, mountain biking, reef walking, swimming with dolphins and whale watching. There’ll be few other tourists, because there just isn’t the accommodation for them, so you certainly won’t need to worry about crowds. You’re going to love it! Nowhere on earth is quite like Niue. So, while all four of our destinations offer Pacific sunshine and blue seas, that’s where their similarity ends. There’s only one other thing they have in common: warm-hearted, welcoming people, proud of their culture and always eager to share it with their guests. 2


Experience

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An intoxicating blend of South Pacific idyll and French sophistication is waiting just a two-anda-half hour flight from Auckland. New Caledonia is like nowhere else in the Pacific – and as soon as you set foot there, you’ll appreciate the source of its very special charm: Mediterranean meets mellow Melanesia. The capital, Noumea, occupies the southern tip of the main island, Grande Terre, with beautiful bays on both sides. It’s sophisticated yet casual and you won’t find anywhere else on earth quite so similar to the French Riviera. The atmosphere in this little city is pure Gallic, with boutiques, patisseries, cheese shops and restaurants lining quaint streets and squares. Explore the Latin Quarter and the old districts of the Vallee du Tir and Vallee des Colons – and you could be in France. Just outside the town, on the shores of the world’s largest lagoon, are the stylish resorts of Anse Vata. The lagoon itself is home to a myriad of tropical fish as well as the endangered dugong and rare turtles – a visit to the National Aquarium will give you an insight into this remarkable underwater world. Venture further afield and you’ll find a surprising variety of landscapes on Grande Terre: forests, mountains and wide, grassy plains. And, of course, there’s more to New Caledonia than just one island. The Isle des Pins is a dreamlike paradise on the Tropic of Capricorn and the tranquil, unspoilt Loyalty Islands – Lifou, Maré and Ouvéa – are simply exquisite. If you want to lose yourself in relaxation, these are the places to go. Stay three days in any of these destinations: you won’t be happy with less. So, for the ideal New Caledonian experience… give yourself time to explore the chic town of Noumea, time to enjoy the resort life of Anse Vata and round it off with time all to yourself on a magical outer island. Perfection!

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Noumea The Place des Cocotiers is a perfect place to begin an exploration of the Paris of the Pacific. While the ornate bandstand and cafés could be straight from France, towering flame trees and tropical produce at the market add an exotic South Seas touch. The temptations of boutiques offering fashion straight from Paris will keep shoppers engrossed but the beaches of Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata are also irresistible. Getting around is easy, especially if you have all of the hot spots covered on a city orientation tour. One of Noumea’s star attractions is the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, a masterpiece inspired by Kanak architecture. Evenings entice with a host of restaurants, bars and casinos. For a change of pace take a lagoon boat trip to the 140-year-old Amedee Lighthouse. The island’s underwater world waits beyond its beaches.

Our favourite things to see and do TJIBAOU CULTURAL CENTRE – Discover the unique architecture of the Tjbaou Centre. These bold, modern yet elegant buildings have been designed from the inspiration of traditional Kanak architecture. View fantastic art and artefacts from all over the South Pacific. AMEDEE LIGHTHOUSE – Take an excursion further afield to the Amedee Lighthouse located within a natural Marine Reserve and home to a large variety of coloured tropical fish. This trip is a must do for those who like snorkelling. Your excursion includes return catamaran transfers from Noumea, buffet lunch, cultural dancing and a glass bottom boat ride. ANSE VATA BAY – This is the main area for sea activities. It’s also pleasant for a walk along the beach fringed by coconut trees. Numerous hotels, shops, restaurants and night clubs are also located at Anse Vata Bay. DINE AT BAIE des CITRONS – Head to Baie des Citrons where you’ll find restaurants and bars jostling for space with indoor and outdoor seating and all manner of cuisine on offer. From fine French fare to seafood, burgers or pizzas, there’s something for everyone. SHOP AT A LOCAL SUPERMARKET – Noumea’s supermarkets are a mecca for passionate foodies - so stock up on gooey (and affordable) French cheeses, foie gras and paté, and get your freshly baked baguettes, croissants or delicious pain au chocolat from the bakeries that are dotted everywhere. VISIT PORT MOSELLE MARKET – Get down to Port Moselle Market which is open daily from 8am-11am (except Mondays). It’s where fisherman tie up and drop off their catches of fresh tuna. You can also get veges, fruit, olives and breads and have fun perusing the handcrafts, hats, sarongs and jewellery. DUCK ISLAND – Also called Ile aux Canards - which sounds much more exotic! It’s a 10 minute water taxi ride from Anse Vata Beach. Take a picnic or buy your lunch at the restaurant there. Rent a sun lounger and snorkel gear - or take your own. Wind and kite surfers dot the waves and colourful fish are plentiful to keep your little ones amused for hours. PLAY PETANQUE WITH THE LOCALS – Wander along Anse Vata Beach in the evening, where the locals gather to play petanque. They’ll probably ask you to join them, so be prepared to lob your best boule.

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NOUMEA AQUARIUM – World famous for its fluorescent corals and numerous varieties of tropical sea life, the Aquarium is located between the two main beaches – Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons.

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Noumea Accommodation 1

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Right on the promenade of Anse Vata, this 300 room hotel complex is a great base to explore Noumea. There’s a vast range of amenities on offer, not least of which are the large swimming pool, tropical gardens and outdoor restaurant/bar. With three properties under one umbrella, there are plenty of room types on offer, from comfortable standard to deluxe. The hotels are grouped around the pool and sun deck area, are in proximity to numerous restaurants, bars, shops and cafés and a short distance from a water activities centre. Anse Vata Beach is just across the road from the hotel and it’s an easy 10 minute trip to central Noumea and other main attractions.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 (Standard Room) $99 (Superior Room) $109 (Deluxe Room)

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Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea

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You’ll have plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your stay at this four-star property in the heart of Anse Vata – the rooms and suites are huge! Perfectly positioned for beach or business, it overlooks the lagoon on one side, and the island’s picturesque racecourse on the other. But, for the best views of all, be sure to dine at the revolving rooftop restaurant; it’s the only one in Noumea and well worth a visit. After a busy day, the ‘Le Rendez-Vous’ sports bar located on-site is a fun place to unwind with a drink in hand sampling the pub style menu. A day spa provides holistic pampering and the rooms all have kitchen facilities which is great when you feel like a light meal or a quiet, private evening. There’s also a big range of business facilities. For a day on the sands, take a very short stroll to Anse Vata and check out the water sports at Plages Loisirs. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $149 (Studio)

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Hotel Beaurivage Noumea The recently renovated Beaurivage is great value for money. It’s chic, contemporary and right on the promenade of the lovely Baie des Citrons – a top location, with excellent swimming across the road. The area is one of the most popular dining destinations for Noumean locals, and there’s good shopping here too, including some of Europe’s best known brands. Central Noumea is a short bus-ride away, and the hotel itself has a beach café. All rooms here have free WiFi and are fully air-conditioned, with ample amenities. With the clear lagoon across the road you’ll have the biggest pool in the South Pacific to enjoy! Boats and windsurfers are not allowed close to this beach, so you’ll have a peaceful time in the water.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $119

Escapade Island Resort

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With its bungalows and picture-postcard setting, this resort more than lives up to its name. Standing on the shores of a tiny, palm-covered island in a dream-like lagoon, it offers total relaxation. Here, the hardest thing you’ll have to do all day is decide when to reapply the sunblock, or when to take your next swim. There are three types of accommodation, but for maximum romance choose a thatched, overwater bungalow. These spacious bungalows have balconies that face the setting sun, and a flight of steps leading straight into the blue waters of the lagoon. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, there are garden and beachside bungalows offering excellent amenities in a beautiful setting. Less than 30 minutes by boat from Noumea, Escapade really is a world apart. Facilities include restaurant, swim-up bar, pool, massage, boutique and water activities centre. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $155 (Garden Bungalow)

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences

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Fresh, modern and fabulous, Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences will meet the needs of travellers wanting four-star comfort, a self-catering option, and the convenience of hotel service. It’s not often these things come perfectly together in one package, which is why this place has so many fans – plus its right on Anse Vata Bay. All apartments here have two things in common: oodles of space and a big balcony overlooking the lagoon. You can cook for yourself in your fully equipped kitchen, take advantage of the hotel’s room service, or dine at its relaxing restaurant. Facilities include a pool, gym, women’s fitness centre, shopping arcade and park-like grounds. A great location, near the Anse Vata attractions and less than five kilometres from Noumea’s picturesque town centre.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $175 The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Noumea Accommodation Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa

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With one of the best spots on Anse Vata, this seriously chic apartment hotel is a House of Travel favourite. Since opening its doors in February 2011, it’s gained a reputation for service, style and class, with a very high standard of accommodation, and received an international travel award every year since 2012. Set in four acres of gorgeous tropical gardens on Pointe Magnin, the Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa opens straight on to a superb stretch of beach ideal for swimming and has views right across the lagoon. Although its accommodation is apartment-style, it provides a full range of hotel facilities, including three restaurants, lounge bar, café-concert & pool bar, boutique, activity desk, fitness centre and day spa. Apartments are airy and fresh, with contemporary design, fully equipped kitchen, living room and a balcony with table and chairs.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $189 (1 Room Suite Standard)

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Le Meridien Noumea

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Perfectly located on the tip of Pointe Magnin, this magnificent resort overlooks Anse Vata and the balmy waters of the world’s biggest lagoon. Here, five-star luxury, modern elegance and absolute relaxation go hand in hand, ideal for business and holiday travellers. Families are welcome too, with special facilities for children. There’s direct access to one of the island’s best beaches, and a wide range of leisure activities, including tennis, a huge swimming pool, children’s pool, kayaking, stand-up paddling, snorkelling, bike rental and wind surfing. Golf and horse riding are available nearby. There are four restaurants within the resort, two bars and a health and beauty centre. In-room amenities are, of course, excellent. Le Meridien is quite simply the finest hotel in the area.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $215

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Bourail Accommodation

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Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort

This latest addition to New Caledonia’s luxury scene was designed to take your breath away – and it will. If you’re in the market for something really special, this is it. Opening its doors in August 2014, it offers top quality accommodation in a choice of spacious hotel rooms or picturesque Melanesian-style bungalows, with an excellent range of guest facilities. There are water and beach sports equipment available, including snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Back on land, enjoy a trek or a bike ride in the Deva hills, and no golfer will be able to resist tackling the magnificent 18-hole course. Like the resort itself, it was designed to impress. Add to this a dedicated kids club and world class spa facility and you have a resort that will cater for all. But perhaps the best thing of all about this place is its location. Built on an incredible 20,000 acre site overlooking a UNESCO World Heritage lagoon and a full 13 kilometres of beach, it provides a new, exciting look at New Caledonia – 90 minutes from Tontouta International Airport and two hours north of Noumea on the island’s west coast. The nearest town is Bourail. The reef, part of the UNESCO site, is teeming with marine life and ideal for diving and snorkelling, and the area has some of the finest hiking trails in the South Pacific. Make sure you leave time for a horse ride into the mountains: it’s an unforgettable experience and one you won’t want to miss. The Sheraton New Caledonia Deva: every possible holiday need catered for, and every imaginable incentive to relax.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $235

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Noumea Sightseeing

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Guided City Orientation Tour

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This tour is entertaining, fun and educational. It will give you an overview of the touristic, cultural and shopping hot spots of the city of Noumea. Starting at the Ouen Toro Hill look out, you’ll drive along the city’s famous bays Anse Vata Bay and Baie des Citron with their lovely beaches, cafés, restaurants and shops. Then head to the city centre and Coconut Square passing museums and the city market. On your return a stop at the supermarket is a great opportunity to pick up some authentic French products - the wine and cheese selections are amazing and well worth the stop!

Let a French chef teach you the secrets of French cuisine! Spend two hours learning and assisting the chef in producing a truly French main course and dessert. Sip a glass of wine or local home made juice as you prepare to taste the results of your skill. The chef will also present you with your very own souvenir diploma to confirm your talent in the kitchen! And to impress your friends back home, you’ll also receive a personalised copy of the recipe.

This tour travels the less-known touristic areas of Noumea and its suburbs, providing an insight into the history and culture of the place, the local way of life and the Melanesian customs as well as a glimpse of the surrounding countryside. Your tour includes stops at St Louis (home to the closest Melanesian Tribe to Noumea) at the Plum Springs to taste New Caledonia’s very own mineral water and a 30 minute stop at Kuendu Beach where you can enjoy a complimentary drink, relax or have fun playing pétanque.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 1.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $45

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $319 (Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145

Flavour N Savour Tour

Bays Tour by Segway

Amedee Lighthouse

Be introduced to the city and its surrounds and immerse yourself in French influence and island culture. Soak up the atmosphere at the colourful markets, a perfect spot for some shopping and wander along the Promenade in ‘La Place des Cocotiers’. Visit a local creperie restaurant where you will get the chance to indulge in some delectable delights for lunch before finishing off a perfect day with a glass of wine in a French wine cellar.

Looking for a unique way to see the sights? Jump on a Segway and discover the tranquil lagoon and beaches of Noumea. Start your tour at Anse Vata, continuing on to Baie des Citron. Learn some history as you go; your guide will explain each bay and in turn its story. For those that are capable you have the possibility of going all the way to Plaisance Port and Orphelinat Bay. There are plenty of opportunities to take pictures so don’t forget your camera to capture those wonderful scenic shots.

Take an excursion further afield to the Amedee Lighthouse, located 24 kilometres out from Noumea and within a natural marine reserve home to a large variety of coloured tropical fish. This trip is a must for those who like snorkelling. Your excursion includes return catamaran transfers from Noumea, a delicious buffet lunch including many seafood dishes and local recipes, a spectacular traditional dance show and a glass bottom boat ride. This secret paradise is sure to be one of your holiday highlights!

DEPARTS: Wed-Sat DURATION: Half day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $299 (Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 1 hour PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79 (Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Tue, Thu (high season only), Fri, Wed & Sat DURATION: Full day PD L PRICE GUIDE FROM: $255

The price guide shown is per adult based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Ile des Pins Tropical island fantasies meet reality on the Ile des Pines, a 20 minute flight from Noumea. Crystal clear lagoons lap white sand beaches, which in turn are fringed with the island’s unique combination of flora – palms and stately Araucaria pines.The island is only 18 kilometres by 14 kilometres so exploring is easy – rent a car, bike or scooter and discover your own piece of paradise. The Kunies, the local inhabitants of the island, will also sail you around this gorgeous place on one of their traditional pirogues or outrigger canoes. While the beaches are almost irresistible, Ile des Pins also has intriguing caves, the remains of a 19th century convict settlement at Ouro and even a church built by the prisoners. The diving is fantastic too so plan a stay of at least two or three days.

Our favourite things to see and do BOUGNA FEAST – Take part in a traditional Kanak feast. The Bougna often contains taro, yam, sweet potato and banana, and pieces of either chicken, fish, crab, prawns or lobster wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over hot stones. 2

BOAT TOURS – Options include a trip on a Melanesian sailing outrigger (pirogue), or a glass-bottom boat tour to view the reef’s marine life. Pirogues depart from the northern end of St Joseph’s Bay.

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DIVING – There are good dive sites at Vallée des Gorgones offering a chance to see eagle rays, leopoard sharks and hard and soft corals. All diving is arranged through Kunie Scuba Centre. ORO BAY – North of Vao, a 20 minute walk through the forest leads to two wonderful beaches and a natural swimming pool formed in the coral. This is an amazing spot for snorkelling. Pack a picnic and spend the day there – you won’t be disappointed!

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QUEEN HORTENSE’S CAVE – The island’s most famous cave has numerous stalactites and stalagmites, and a little stream. The cave was said to be the hiding place of Queen Hortense before her abdication in 1883. It’s located east of the airport, near Vao. Please note that caves may only be visited with a guide and permission must be sought to visit tribal sites, and a small gift presented. KANUMERA AND KUTO BAYS – With their beautiful powdery white beaches and araucaria pines, these bays are the main visitor spots. There is good swimming at Kuto and good snorkelling at Kanumera. N’GA PEAK – An hour’s walk up the summit of N’ga Peak (262m) – the island’s highest point – affords superb views of the entire island. The path begins near Gite Kuberka. CONVICT SETTLEMENT, OURO – Established as a convict settlement back in 1872 Ile des Pins became home to 3000 political deportees from Paris. Be sure to check out the old ruins of the penal colony at Ouro in the west of the island, the history is fascinating.

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Ile des Pins Accommodation Ouré Tera Beach Resort

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If you’re looking for a picture-book setting, this is it. Ouré Tera stands on one of the island’s loveliest bays, set amidst gorgeous tropical gardens. The beach is a crescent of silver sand and azure water, fringed by pines and coconut palms, and the atmosphere is one of total tranquillity. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect South Seas setting, or a better place to indulge in complete relaxation. Accommodation is in private wooden bungalows whose large rooms, big bathrooms and sun terraces were designed to blend the best of Melanesian and European style. Equipped with the full range of amenities, they’re cool, airy and super-comfortable. Canoeing and snorkelling are available at no cost, and there’s a pool, petanque, table tennis, two restaurants and a garden bar.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $255

Le Meridien Ile des Pins

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The most upmarket resort on the Ile des Pins, Le Meridien is unbeatable in terms of luxury and service. Built among century-old coconut palms by beautiful Oro Bay, it offers a superb standard of accommodation and an idyllic setting for self-indulgent relaxation. The resort blends so perfectly into its tropical surroundings that you’ll find it hard to distinguish its magnificent swimming pool from the extraordinary turquoise waters of the bay. Rooms, suites and bungalows are beautifully furnished, each with a private terrace or balcony. Amenities include a day spa, terrace restaurant and lounge bar. Kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkelling and mountain biking are available, as well as some of the world’s finest scuba diving, and the world-famous natural aquarium is nearby – a must do!

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $299

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Loyalty Islands There may be no better places than the Loyalty Islands for combining quintessential tropical island activities (or no activity at all!) with encounters with the friendly Kanak locals and their unique culture. The three islands that cater for visitors, Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré, are all distinctly different and each offers special experiences including village stays, fishing trips, and the chance to see sculptors and weavers at work. Don’t miss trying bougna, a local dish that can include sweet potato and taro along with lobster, crab or chicken, wrapped in banana leaves and cooked underground. Lifou is the largest island with cliffs sheltering secluded beaches. Maré has mysterious sunken pools in its rugged interior and Ouvéa’s 25 kilometres long beach, superb lagoon and rare parakeets give it special charm.

Our favourite things to see and do LUENGONI BEACH, LIFOU – Enjoy this stretch of fine white sand bordering a stunning turquoise lagoon. This breathtaking spot is what the locals boast as being ‘New Caledonia’s most beautiful beach’ and well worth the visit. The sheltered bay is also a renowned turtle haunt. CAVES ON MARÉ – Maré’s central plain is made up of numerous caves as well as natural swimming pools. One of the more well known is Trou de Bone which is a 40 metre deep limestone cave and is one of Maré’s most impressive sinkholes. The sheer sides drop to reveal a lush garden and a small waterhole. MOULI BEACH, OUVÉA – Be sure to discover this amazing paradise – 25 kilometres of unbroken white sand that runs right down the west side of Ouvéa and Mouli Islands. SNORKELLING – Lifou is home to many sheltered bays teeming with colourful tropical fish. One popular and easy to reach spot is Baie de Jinek - with its clear waters is a favourite among snorkellers. A local fee may be charged upon arrival to swim and snorkel at the bay and it is a marine protected area so the number of people permitted is limited. Be sure to get in quick!

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LE SAUT DU GERRIER, MARÉ – Or ‘Warriors Leap’ is a gap in the cliffs five metres wide and 30 metres above the pounding surf. Legend has it that local warrior Here Hnor, when cornered by an enemy, leapt across the abyss to his escape. TROU BLEU D’HANAWA, OUVÉA – This deep pool is sunk in coral rock and connected to the sea underground. You can see fish and turtles in the water here and you can jump in yourself, but beware – the only way out is to pull yourself up on the pool’s steep sides with the help of a rope. LA ROCHE, MARÉ – This little village is well known for its lovely Catholic church built in 1866. The church is situated at the base of a 90 metre high limestone cliff. A path to the north of the church leads up the cliff for stunning views over the village and sea.

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Affordable, away from it all, and ideal for families, this small resort is nestled among coconut trees at the base of a cliff, just a few steps from a sandy cove. It offers friendly service and great value, and there’s just 14 rooms in all, so you’ll never feel crowded. There’s a bar, pool and restaurant, and airport transfers are provided. Settle into Lifou’s gentle way of life and enjoy days spent on the lagoon, or exploring the surprising scenery - you’ll love it.

Maybe you’ve never heard of Maré (pronounced Ma-ray) and its many charms, but once you’ve been to this lovely island, you won’t forget it. Nengone Village is a hidden treasure on its south coast, set by a dazzling white cove and sheltered by pines and palms. Enjoy the water sports, explore the island’s dramatic scenery, or just laze by the beach in this true holiday haven. It’s only 35 minutes by air from Noumea and accommodation is in attractive, individual bungalows.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105

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If the idea of a boutique resort on a remote and beautiful island sounds like you, take a close look at what’s on offer here. Lifou is the largest of the Loyalty group, just 40 minutes by air from Noumea, and Drehu Village is a tranquil little group of semidetached and stand-alone bungalows on magnificent Chateaubriand Bay. There’s a bar, pool and restaurant, plus a range of water sports. Also be sure to make time for a visit to Lifou’s dramatic cliffs while you’re there.

Elegant, avante-garde Le Paradis is officially the only hotel on Ouvéa and it certainly is paradise – though in fact it’s on the tiny, tropical islet of Mouli! Mouli is connected to the larger island by bridge, but it’s a world apart. The setting is dream-like, with sands white enough to dazzle you and sea, a clear, aquamarine blue. Relaxation is the prime activity here, or you can hire a scooter and explore. There’s plenty to see in this beautiful corner of the world.

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Experience Niue You’ll never feel like just another tourist on Niue, the island nation a three hour flight from Auckland.That’s because, with just under 130 guest rooms, there are often more whales visiting in season than human visitors! Niue is one of the world’s largest raised coral atolls and is home to 1500 hospitable residents. There’s no such word as rush-hour on Niue, it’s one of the world’s safest destinations and you don’t need foreign exchange – Niue uses the Kiwi dollar. But what many people don’t know is that Niue is far from tiny – it’s over four times the size of Rarotonga. A quarter of the island is clothed in pristine rainforest and almost the entire island is surrounded by 20m to 30m cliffs, and dramatic beautiful chasms and coves provide perfect swimming spots. Niue is also honeycombed with some of the South Pacific’s most spectacular and extensive caves. The island is encircled by a 64 kilometres coastal road so bikes are a great way to get around, although you can also hire a car. Diving and snorkelling around Niue’s coast is renowned for its water clarity and the richness of its marine life. Swimming with humpback whales (in season) is unforgettable and thanks to Niue’s deep surrounding waters, you can sip a cocktail and marvel at these awesome giants breaching just 50 metres from shore.

Our favourite things to see and do WALK, EXPLORE, BIKE – There are dozens of well-maintained tracks around the Island. From virgin rainforest and dramatic caves to rugged coastlines, spectacular views and swimming coves, the tracks range from five minutes to five hours. FISHING HEAVEN – Fishing in Niue is legendary. Very deep water is accessed almost immediately from launching so you’ll spend most of your time fishing, not travelling.

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ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES – If you plan your arrival to Niue with that of the humpback whales (July to September) you can experience something that very few can say they have done. Niue is one of only three places in the world where you can swim with whales and for those not so keen on the swim, these gentle giants can be viewed from the land often only 50 metres from shore.

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Surrounded by tropical bush, attractive rooms and self-catering facilities make Nic’s a great holiday base. The two bungalows here are in the village of Tamakautoga, a 10 minute drive from Alofi and close to Buccaneer Adventures, Niue Dive and Scenic Matavai Resort Restaurant. They are airconditioned but have the option of ceiling fans, and are fully insect-screened. Each has a balcony and receives Sky’s Pacific TV service.

Just wait till you see the view from your ocean-facing deck! Anaiki Motel stands on the cliffs north of Alofi and has recently reopened after extensive renovations. There are four attractively decorated units, all sleeping up to four, with one double bedroom, a spacious lounge, kitchen, TV and pedestal fans. With the nearby sea-track to historic Avaiki Caves, and the marvellous Matapa Chasm, it’s unlikely you’ll be spending too much time indoors!

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $125

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Stone Villas

Restoration Reef

This marvellous, eco-aware lodge-style property provides everything you could hope for and more – including a car for island exploration. The setting is serene, and the accommodation is excellent. Built from local limestone, the villas were designed to maximise indoor-outdoor living, and are the first of their kind on the island. Each has a verandah, a bedroom with private patio and a full kitchen.

Positioned to catch the sunrise in the east, breathtaking sunsets in the west and elevated views of the reef and ocean as you laze in bed or relax in your living area, this private, one-room retreat is perfect for couples, honeymooners or solo travellers wanting peace. Enjoy the private cliff top boardwalk and viewing platform – an idyllic spot for watching whales in season and dolphins at any time of year.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89

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Lau’s Getaway Niue’s newest! Lau’s Gateway is the perfect escape for those looking for peace and tranquillity. With just 2 Villa’s, nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and with breath taking ocean views it is the perfect location to get away from it all. The Villas are self-contained to give you the convenience of cooking for yourself or if you choose to venture into town for a meal, it’s only a few minutes away. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $129

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Niue Accommodation Taloa Heights

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This fantastic, family-run property is a real home away from home, with roomy open plan units overlooking the ocean. If you’re wanting a central location, then Taloa Heights is the perfect option for you. It’s just a kilometre from the town centre, with several restaurants within walking distance. Or if you prefer to relax in the comfort of the property instead of venturing out for a meal, this is no problem as the rooms have the added bonus of cooking facilities. The bungalows and Treetop studios are perfect for couples as each sleep two, while for groups or families there’s also an option of a spacious villa which sleeps six. The rooms are modern and fresh with an authentic feel to them. All three options have ample amenities. This is a great little place in a perfect location.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105

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Looking for somewhere special, secluded and peaceful? Relaxation comes easily at this lovely little hideaway, which has just a handful of cottages in a gorgeous garden setting. All are perfectly placed to overlook the ocean, and each has a big, private deck with barbecue and outdoor dining setting, ideal for al fresco dining or simply watching those spectacular sunsets. Each cottage is wood panelled, cooled by ceiling fans, attractively decorated and has a well-equipped kitchen. Some of Niue’s best swimming, snorkelling, caves and chasms are nearby and Alofi is around 10 kilometres south. Namukulu’s wonderful little day spa provides a range of treatments at good prices. This property is very highly rated by guests.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99 (Minimum 7 night stay)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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If you’re heading to Niue on holiday, chances are you’re the kind of person who appreciates places with a difference, and we’re sure you’ll love this one. Instead of silver sands, you’ll find sea caves, rainforest and mysterious chasms, and a world that centres around the ocean. In fact, ‘Matavai’ means eye on the water (Mata - eye, Vai - Water), and it’s an appropriate name for this wonderful clifftop resort with its sweeping Pacific panorama. Scenic Matavai Resort Niue comprises three properties and has a wide range of room types on offer.

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Both the three star studio apartments and the villa are located a five minute drive away from the main Resort itself. The studios offer good value for money with magnificent ocean views. There are five duplex units, each divided into two spacious studios. Large private balconies make the most of the views and all rooms are well equipped with a kitchen for self-catering. Other on-site facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, trampoline, a barbecue area and access to a sea-track. The villa is situated adjacent to the studios and this super-spacious home-away-from-home offers all sorts of holiday options for families or groups. It has a garden setting, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen plus a barbecue and al fresco dining deck. The four star resort features the gorgeous, newly built Superior Rooms. Alternatively, choose a recently refurbished Ocean Room, both come with private balconies, air conditioning and super-sized beds. The reef with its pools, breakers and intriguing sea tracks lies just below the resort, and the entire place was planned to merge unobtrusively into the unique surroundings. The resort has an excellent restaurant and two bars with live entertainment and cultural shows to keep you entertained.

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Scenic Matavai Resort Niue – Studio Apartment

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 (Studio Apartment) $105 (Ocean Room), $99 (Share Quad Villa) – Minimum 7 night stay

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share (unless otherwise specified), based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Niue Sightseeing

Tali’s Cave Tours

The Commodore’s Orientation Tour

For the most rewarding and safe experience join Tali’s Cave Tour, a family-run tour of Niue’s limestone caverns. Niue is riddled with caves but many of them shouldn’t be visited on your own. In fact, there are so many on the island that up until the mid 1800s most locals lived in them. These caves are located on traditional family land and are known for their variety of passageways including the infamous ‘keyhole’. Covered footwear and well used t-shirts would be appropriate clothing for this tour. This is adventure caving at its best!

A not to be missed tour for an introduction to Niue for the first-time traveller or, even if you’re a repeat visitor, you’ll learn from a knowledgeable guide, a little of the history, the culture and see some of Niue’s iconic locations all in the comfort of an air conditioned mini bus. Visit caves, cliff tops, chasms, beaches, reef flats and some of the best snorkelling locations. As well as discovering Niue’s unique geology you will also learn about important ‘water wise’ tips to consider for your safety on the reefs and swimming spots for when you venture out to do your own exploring.

DEPARTS: Mon-Fri DURATION: Half day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89

DEPARTS: Wed & Sat DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $75

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $59 per car (daily rate) $329 per car (weekly rate)

Toamana Fishing Charters

Uga Tour

Avatele Village Tour

Niue’s legendary among fishermen and is one of the best kept fishing possie secrets left in the world. Its distance from any other major land-mass, the wide range of in-shore fish and clear waters combine to attract the ‘big ones’ that fishermen dream of. Big fish like wahoo, tuna and marlin are often caught and the deep waters hide all sorts of surprises. Jigging, casting and trolling are on offer on Toamana’s five metre alloy boat and as trolling is the preferred method of fishing, two anglers is ideal. Possibly the best time to fish is June to September – enjoy!

The uga or coconut crab is said to be the largest hermit crab in the world. While it spends all its adult life on land, it must return to the sea to release its eggs. The tour provides an opportunity to see and capture the uga in its natural habitat. The tour is in two parts – the first is to lay the bait during daylight hours. The second part takes place at night when the crab comes out to feed on the bait. Time and weather permitting, a paddle in a Niuean outrigger canoe can be arranged. Niue’s outriggers are some of the finest in Polynesia.

The village of Avatele on the southern coast was one of the early trading stations when sailing ships plied the oceans on trade winds from the east. Its sandy cove was an attractive landing place for sailing ships. It could be said that the history of Niue is encapsulated in this one village – from a trading station, to early missionaries and to the Island’s first elected Premier. Join village elder and former Cabinet Minister Kuso Pavihi for a guided tour of his village. The tour takes place in the cool of the late afternoon.

DEPARTS: Mon-Fri DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $465 per boat

DEPARTS: On demand DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 (Minimum 2 people)

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The price guide shown is per adult based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

Rental Car Driving in Niue is lots of fun and easy, as driving is on the left hand side of the road, the same as New Zealand. Experience the real Niue at leisure as you drive around Niue’s ring road and through local villages – but be careful of the local sea and bush tracks that are not sealed. There are no traffic lights on Niue and whilst traffic is very light most of the time, it can be a little busier from 7am–8am and 4pm-5pm during weekdays. The speed limit is 40 kilometres/hour around town and 60 kilometres/ hour on the open road. Our preferred rental car company, Niue Rentals, provides competitive rates and a good range of vehicles to choose from.

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Experience Norfolk Island This delightfully unique destination will take you by surprise – so rich in history and breathtakingly beautiful, Norfolk Island is as enchanting and quaint as its friendly locals who have lived on this tiny island for generations,many of whom are descendants of those famous Bounty Mutineers. You’ll find it hard to believe, as you drive down quiet country roads or walk through the soaring trees of the national park, that this could ever have been the setting for such a checkered and at times gruesome past: firstly as the site of two penal colonies, then as a new home for descendants of the Bounty Mutineers. Adventure tourism is still growing, but if you’re after a little excitement, you can opt for activities like sea-kayaking, mountain biking, big game fishing and horse trekking. The subtropical temperature is the icing on the cake: average maximums range from 18˚C in winter to 24˚C in summer. Despite its compact size (total area is less than 35 square kilometres) Norfolk Island is the ‘Bounteous Isle’, in every way – just awaiting your exploration and discovery. Norfolk Island is truly a captivating experience.

Our favourite things to see and do HISTORY – Take a journey back through time with a visit to the Museum or on one of the local tours depicting the island’s fascinating history.

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WINING & DINING – Almost everything eaten is plucked from the soil or sea meaning food tastes just as it should, full of flavour and rich in nutrients. With over 35 restaurants and cafés there’s a wide choice of gourmet delights to enjoy!

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Gold Award winner in the 2009 Tourism Awards - if peace and quiet are paramount, these apartments could be perfect for you. They’re set in a tranquil spot with garden and valley views, but they’re still within easy walking distance of the shopping centre and restaurants. There’s a barbecue/entertainment area and all units are comfortably appointed. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there’s a bonus: beautiful tracks and walking trails through the national park and Botanical Gardens, almost on your doorstep.

Truly spacious, private apartments surrounded by two acres of lush gardens showing magnificent ocean and Phillip Island views. Easy stroll to great restaurants, clubs and shops and only a few minutes drive to beautiful beaches, historic ruins, golf plus much more. Located on the fringe of town with ocean views, all bedrooms have their own ensuites and all are fully self contained. Plus, a new choice: Channers by the C, three bedroom/ three bathroom ocean view house with absolutely everything. Stunning views, huge entertainment deck, newly renovated and very private.

Gaze out across the ocean from your own private, tiled balcony at this boutique resort. It’s the perfect vantage point -the setting is spectacular, and it’s hard to believe you’re just a stone’s throw from town, just across the road from the visitors centre and an easy walk to shops and restaurants. Fantasy Island also provide a free Town Tour and a free Half Day Island Tour during your stay. With views of Phillip or Nepean Island, it’s the ideal place for a leisurely breakfast in the morning sun. Standing well back from the road on a level site, all apartments here are fresh, modern and fully equipped for a comfortable stay.

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Aptly named and offering great value, this little property has units built and fitted out almost entirely from Norfolk pine wood. They’re cosy and comfy, with all the amenities you would want, including a self-contained kitchen. Burnt Pine Centre is an easy walk, and the units stand among prize-winning gardens with palms and stately Norfolk Pines. A great choice for budgetminded travellers, whether you’re a couple, a family, a group of friends or escaping on your own.

Set in six acres of garden, magnificent trees and lawns, Bounty Lodge is a short walk from the heart of Burnt Pine, on the airport side of town. Offering modern self-contained apartments you have the option of self catering or head to one of the many restaurants or cafés in town. Each of the apartments has a wide veranda with views over the valleys to Mount Pitt and the National Park. Enjoy a Sunday stroll to the markets and check out some of the local arts and crafts, or if relaxing is on the cards, soak up the ambience with a good book in the peaceful garden surroundings.

Brilliant location, breathtaking views of the ocean and islands and a high standard of accommodation – this hilltop property is a smart choice for travellers wanting to make the most of the island’s scenery and history. It’s perfectly placed for exploring the World Heritage areas of Kingston and Arthur’s Vale – two of Norfolk’s ‘must do’s’. Apartments are recently refurbished and very attractive, and the grounds are gorgeous. Town is less than ten minutes away by car.

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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These stand-alone wooden cottages have spectacular valley and mountain views, giving a real feeling of space and seclusion. They’re set well apart from one another, and offer a high standard of accommodation, making them the Gold Award winner of the 2011 Tourism Awards. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, the majestic pine groves and the relaxing rural setting, with the convenience of town just a few minutes away by road. You’ll also be right by the National Park, with access to some of the most scenic walking trails on the island.

Wow, what a view − it could be Norfolk’s best! These award-winning apartments (Silver Award winner in the 2011 Tourism Awards), look out over the golf course to the World Heritage area of Kingston and Arthur’s Vale, and across Slaughter Bay to the ocean and islands. Spectacular is the word, and the apartments themselves are spacious, stylish and recently renovated from head to toe. There are five units, each with huge picture windows and a private balcony where you can relax and enjoy that magnificent panorama.

Gold Award winner of the 2011 Tourism Awards, these modern, well-designed cottages have magical views of islands and ocean to the south, and Mount Pitt to the north, thanks to their lofty, hillside location in the centre of the island. Although the town centre will feel a long way away, it’s minutes by car, or a surprisingly unhilly 15 minute walk. There are restaurants nearby, a tennis court and barbecue onsite. Cottages have either one or two bedrooms, all with a good range of amenities.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 (Minimum 7 night stay)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 (Minimum 7 night stay)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89 (Minimum 7 night stay)

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Each named after the flower that greets you at its doorway – rose, daisy, gardenia, lavender or azalea – the five identical cottages here are charming. Set on a country lane, in leafy grounds with valley and mountain views, they provide home comforts down to the smallest detail. Even the picnic hamper and blanket have been remembered – why not pack these up and head to gorgeous Emily Bay? It’s very nearby, and there are shops and restaurants within easy reach too.

Sunsets, birdlife, beautiful ocean views and peace are the key elements of this award-winning property – the first on Norfolk Island to receive ‘Green Star’ accreditation for environmental friendliness. Each apartment here has tasteful décor, Norfolk pine timber furnishings and plenty of space. All have generously sized verandahs with outdoor furniture. Highly rated by its many loyal guests, it is within easy reach of town and the historic sites.

Centrally located, this intimate resort set in tropical gardens, offers one, two, three, four or even five king bedrooms, where every bedroom has an en suite spa bath and/or massage spa shower for a week of indulging. Soak in the heated hydrotherapy swim spa, relax in the sauna or take in a few hours of massage and body treatments at the day spa. Stroll to the nearby cafés, restaurants and shops or explore further afield in your free rental car. Cumberland Resort & Spa also offers complimentary WiFi throughout the resort. The friendly on-site managers are on hand to book tours, dinners or offer advice.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145 (Minimum 3 night stay)

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Norfolk Island Accommodation

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This boutique property offers two one bedroom villas, a self-contained two bedroom villa, and the two storey, three bedroom villa, which can sleep up to six. All are attractively decorated, spacious and very comfortable, and each has its own barbecue for outdoor dining. The location is handy to tennis courts (next door), Burnt Pine Centre (one kilometre) and beautiful Emily Bay (two kilometres). The unforgettable sights of the Kingston historic area are just a five minute drive away.

Another newcomer to our list, this is a fresh, stylish, eco-friendly resort in the Watermill Valley, close to Burnt Pine. Its five self-contained villas are fashionably appointed, each with a modern bathroom, DVD, CD player, living room, kitchenette and balcony overlooking the valley. The spacious, secluded Deluxe Villa is perfect for two couples or a family. Car hire, bikes, snorkelling gear hire, mobile phones and iPod docking stations are supplied free to guests. The resort is owned by a local couple with a fascinating family heritage and a passion for the island’s history and nature.

Rocky Point Lodge holiday home is located on a cliff top ¾ acre property. Walk to the edge of your own cliff-top and enjoy the views to Crystal Pool and Phillip Island. Rocky Point Lodge has three private lockable bedrooms each with their own en-suites plus guest bathroom. It is the ideal place to relax for executives, honeymooners or anyone wanting a special holiday with family or a group of friends.

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The views from this outstanding boutique retreat will take your breath away. Set on a private ridge above one of the island’s most scenic valleys, it has received rave reviews and is ideal for romance, rejuvenation or just blissful relaxation. Choose from the one-bedroom Kushu Cottage (it’s perfect for honeymooners), the gorgeous Hilli Cottage with its gabled ceilings and two bedrooms, or the superb six-bedroom Hunky’s Homestead. Gorgeous gardens and total serenity, near Burnt Pine.

This luxurious hilltop five bedroom villa set in eight acres of rainforest is for your exclusive indulgence - no other guests or neighbours. Sit back and relax with complimentary WiFi and enjoy the breathtaking 180° panoramic ocean views from all rooms. Massive wrap-around verandahs will give you complete total privacy. Soak in the jacuzzi, relax in the sauna, enjoy spa treatments or yoga on your private skydeck – this is what holidays are all about! And if you can pull yourself away, explore the island’s beaches, shops, cafés and restaurants, only minutes away in your free rental vehicle.

A dream holiday experience awaits you at Norfolk’s most stunning accommodation. As the master of all you survey, the natural beauty of the coastline and ocean will delight and soothe you. Shearwater is a sanctuary; the photo shows our private peninsula. Each of the six villas are stand alone, spacious, private & fully equipped. The Spa House is available day or night, plus you will have your own private BBQ setting. The on-site caring managers will greet you at the airport.

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share (unless otherwise specified), based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Norfolk Island Accommodation

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Many travellers prefer to stay in a full-service hotel, and if you’re one of them, you’ll find this attractive resort is the ideal spot. It’s small enough to be personal and relaxing, but large enough to provide all the privacy, amenities and facilities you’d expect at a much bigger property. These include room service, business services, bars, evening entertainment, child care, a large swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, poolside cafe and a restaurant with a different menu each night. The South Pacific offers a choice of room types, including three brand new penthouse suites. If you prefer to be near the lobby, we recommend requesting a Superior Room; Garden Rooms are slightly further away. All are spacious and well appointed, with furnished outdoor deck areas and views of the valley, mountain or ocean. One special room has been adapted to accommodate disabled visitors – who will also find the resort’s system of ramps and walkways very convenient. The South Pacific has an unbeatable location, right beside the Burnt Pine Shops on seven private acres of Norfolk parkland. You’ll be able to stroll to boutiques, clubs, restaurants and cafés – or, if you prefer, you can hop on the free shuttle bus that operates exclusively for house guests. There are many other attractions nearby, including the island’s historic sites, golf, bike rentals, hiking trails, swimming and water sports.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105 (Garden Room)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Norfolk Island Accommodation Aloha Apartments

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Absolutely central yet utterly tranquil in their big landscaped gardens, Aloha Apartments have been hosting Norfolk’s visitors since the 1960s. One of the reasons for their popularity is a great location in Burnt Pine, with shops, cafés, restaurants and clubs just moments away from the entrance. But there’s more to it than that: they are also a very attractive, welcoming and comfortable place to stay. Amenities here include a pool, beautiful BBQ/picnic area, on-site café which is open for breakfast and lunch daily, library, guest laundry and a convenient computer station. Aloha Apartments also provide a seven day manned reception and they can arrange car hire for guests. Choose between the Superior Apartments or the roomier, recently renovated Deluxe Apartments. Both are fully self-contained, with a choice of one or two bedrooms each including a picnic hamper. All Aloha’s guests receive a complimentary transfers as well as the free Half-Day Island Tour. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99

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A small and perfect luxury retreat, tucked away on a quiet, no-exit lane, only three kilometres from the centre of town. Its five timber cottages are built into the side of a ridge with valley views and glimpses of the ocean in the distance. They are light, spacious and very tastefully appointed, with plenty of living space, a great range of amenities and big verandas to make the most of their beautiful surroundings. Each cottage accommodates a maximum of two people, making this place perfect for couples, pairs of friends (king-sized beds are split into two singles for twin occupancy) or solo travellers wanting total peace. Full kitchen, full laundry and a super-sized spa bath are standard in each cottage, and you’ll even have the use of a mobile phone during your stay.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $189 (Minimum 3 night stay)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Norfolk Island Accommodation

Niau Cottage

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This small, village-like collection of cottages and apartments offers everything a visitor to Norfolk Island could wish for, including an exceptional location, excellent service, high-quality accommodation and a host of thoughtful extras. Hardly surprising, then, that people return here time and time again. There’s a choice of lodgings, starting with immaculate one and two bedroomed apartments, each with a private balcony. For those who prefer stand-alone units, there are three cottage options – the charming one bedroom Niau Executive Cottages, two-bedroom, two-bathroom Routi House with its cathedral ceilings, and the very romantic, two-storeyed lofthouse, Rahooloo Cottage. All have views down tree-studded hillsides to the ocean and Phillip Island. Golf clubs, bikes, snorkelling gear and fishing gear are available free to guests, and you’ll also have a mobile phone to use while you’re on the island. There’s a new, beautiful day spa, a library and swimming pool. Ponderosa lies inside the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale World Heritage area – and it’s hard to imagine a better place from which to explore Norfolk’s unique treasures. You’re within easy reach of Burnt Pine, but your surroundings here offer a whole different outlook on the island and its fascinating past. You can even walk through the 30 acre grounds on an old convict road, with views of the historic buildings and beaches of Kingston. And, when the shops call, you’re just five minutes drive away. The best of both worlds, and absolutely fabulous!

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $109 (One Bedroom Cottage) - $139 (Niau Cottage) - $139 (Rahooloo Cottage) $149 (Routi House)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Norfolk Island Accommodation

Paradise Hotel & Resort

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Fantastically located, family-run and very highly rated by travellers, Paradise is one of Norfolk Island’s most popular resorts. Better still, there’s a room to match your budget at this Gold-Award winner. Its peaceful setting in 11 acres of private, landscaped gardens is an easy 10 minute, level walk to the Burnt Pine Shops, with a free shuttle vehicle to and from for those who prefer to ride. There’s an excellent restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a swimming pool, cocktail bar, coffee lounge with complimentary tea and coffee, an internet hub and a well-stocked DVD library with free rentals. Wireless internet is available in all rooms for a small fee, and there’s a tennis club across the road, with racquets and balls available at no cost from the hotel reception desk. Just a few minutes away by car is gorgeous Emily Bay, historic Kingston and the golf course. And... attention all anglers! The Paradise chef will cook your catch of the day to perfection. There are four types of accommodation available, and all were significantly refurbished and upgraded just a few years ago. They’re fresh and bright, with ensuite bathroom, tea/coffee-making facilities, cable television, ceiling fans, small refrigerator, hair dryer, wireless internet (fee) and IDD phone. Economy Singles are ideal for solo travellers, while all other rooms can sleep up to three, starting with Garden Rooms on the ground and first floors; some of these also have a private terrace. The spacious Superior Rooms are perfect if you prefer to be close to the lobby and other hotel amenities. And, top of the range, Executive Suite offers premium accommodation with a view of the pool, large bathroom equipped with spa bath and private deck: the ultimate in relaxation. We’re sure you will feel at home as a guest here, whether you’re travelling on your own, as a couple or with others. All in all, a perfect little paradise on a very special island.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105 (Garden Room) The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Norfolk Island Accommodation

Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel

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Gorgeous is the word for Governor’s Lodge, this place is a stand-out. It has the atmosphere of a resort, the convenience of a hotel and a top location: everything you need for the perfect Norfolk holiday and it has plenty of history at heart. Accommodation is what matters first and foremost to every holidaymaker, and Governor’s Lodge will not disappoint. Guests here stay in attractive, stand-alone cottages, built among sub-tropical gardens to form a village setting. Each has a verandah, separate bedroom and open-plan living room with kitchenette. The special Deluxe units offer the best views on the property enjoyed from your own private deck, has a double spa bath and a little more space. It’s just that step above. At the centre of the resort is the historic Bailey’s Homestead, which dates from 1902 and is now a fine á la carte restaurant. Enjoy candlelit dining during cool weather, or eat out on the flagstone verandah during summer; either way, we’re sure you’ll love it there. Adjacent to Bailey’s is an alfresco café where breakfast is served daily. The Lounge Bar at reception is open all day, every day for light snacks, coffee, sweets or an ice cold beer or glass of wine. There’s an outdoor swimming pool or relax in the heated outdoor spa. As a guest of Governor’s, you’ll have access to a neighbouring tennis court, golf and bowls. Burnt Pine’s shops are a two minute drive or 10 minute level walk, and historic Kingston and Emily Bay Beach are just two kilometres down the road. Another short drive in the opposite direction takes you to Norfolk Island National Park for bushwalking, bird-watching and brilliant views.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Norfolk Island Sightseeing

Progressive Dinner to Island Homes

Half Day General Tour

Wonderland by Night

This is an informative, must-do tour where you’ll visit places such as historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge and the renowned Melanesian Chapel. Hear about the laws, lifestyle and government, visit scenic spots and enjoy the morning/ afternoon tea included.

With ten acres of magical pines and bushland lit up like an enchanted forest you’ll feel like you’ve entered a magical wonderland. Meander along (or ride in the ‘moon buggy’) a gentle winding path with Archie, a descendant of the Bounty Mutineers as he recites his poems.

What a great way to meet the locals who are eager to share their history with you. Enjoy a three course meal, progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes where everyone is waiting for you to sample local produce.

DEPARTS: On Demand DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $55

DEPARTS: Mon, Wed & Sat DURATION: 2.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $59

DEPARTS: Mon & Wed DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99

Breakfast Bush Walk

The ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ Show

Sound & Light Show

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Hundred Acres Reserve, or for the more energetic, a leisurely three and a half kilometres walk through scenic Mt Bates to Captain Cook Monument. At the end of both walks, meet on the clifftop for a delicious breakfast BBQ.

See descendants of the mutineers bring the story of the famed ‘Mutiny On The Bounty’ and historic events alive in this show performed in an outdoor amphitheatre on the Island’s western shoreline. An event not to be missed!

Nightfall at Kingston brings a different mood to the convict settlement. The stillness and the stars are there just as they were before mankind arrived in 1788, until the mood is broken and you experience the horrifying decades of Norfolk Island’s convict era in a theatrical show.

DEPARTS: Wed & Sat DURATION: 2.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65

DEPARTS: Thu DURATION: 1.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79

DEPARTS: Tue & Sat DURATION: 1 hour PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65

Island Fish Fry

Night as a Convict Dinner

Behind the Hedges

Enjoy a feast of island dishes, salads, homemade bread and fresh fried fish, followed by island desserts and tea or coffee. Enjoy some local entertainment on Norfolk’s beautiful Puppy’s Point. This is a great meal to have before the Bounty Show or Sound and Light Show.

A fun night out for all ages. Dress up in your supplied convict outfit and join the Commandant for an evening of feasting, singing and dancing. Norfolk’s only dinner and dance night – this is the most popular feature dinner on Norfolk and you’ll be raving about it for weeks!

Head to Anson Bay and visit a small hobby farm. Nearby see a demonstration of Norfolk’s major pottery. Enjoy a delicious morning tea while admiring the views and afterwards visit our local chocolate factory.

DEPARTS: Tue & Thu DURATION: Varies depending on sunset PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95

DEPARTS: Fri DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105

DEPARTS: Thu DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65

The price guide shown is per adult based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Experience

Tonga

The Pacific’s last kingdom is a paradise for seekers of pure peace. Its beautiful islands, divided into four groups, are scattered like pearls across 700,000 square kilometres of ocean. There is no shortage of deserted beaches and pristine anchorages here, and the swimming, snorkelling and diving are exceptional. The main island, Tongatapu, is home to the capital, Nuku’alofa, and to most of the kingdom’s resorts. Many of these are family-owned and personal, because Tonga likes to welcome its visitors in low-key style – this is a place for simpler living and genuine encounters with the local people. Tongans know that what they can offer visitors doesn’t need dressing up. It’s already perfect! If possible, do try to see more during your stay – head out to the scenic archipelagos of Vava’u and Ha’apai. Tonga’s tropical waters are renowned for their abundant marine life, including large schools of humpback whales which breed around Vava’u in winter. If you want to see these magnificent creatures, be sure to book your visit for some time between July and October. It’s even possible to swim with them: a truly unforgettable experience. Vava’u is also a sailor’s dream destination, with beautiful natural harbours and sheltered coves. The best known of these is the deep-water Port of Refuge, where you’ll find Tonga’s most picturesque town, tiny Neiafu. And of course, the opportunities for relaxation – right throughout Vava’u – are endless. Even more remote and completely unspoiled is the Ha’apai group, with its coral atolls, glistening lagoons, pure white beaches and just a handful of inhabited islands. The way of life here really is timeless, and while it can’t offer any luxury resorts, Ha’apai is ideal for adventure and brilliant for kayaking – paddle up to a near-deserted shore, stay at beachside fale and tuck into a traditional feast with the friendly islanders! 29


Tongatapu Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s capital, will be almost certainly your first taste of the kingdom. With about a third of all Tonga’s population living here, Nuku’alofa can be a surprisingly bustling place but its size also means there’s a great array of restaurants, nightclubs and dynamic cultural shows. There’s plenty to see too, such as the Talamahu Markets with its mounds of fresh produce and selection of handcrafts, including wood carving and jewellery. Although the Royal Palace is not open to visitors, you can admire this white-timber 19th century building from the waterfront. Try to time your visit to town to include a Sunday. Tongans are ardent churchgoers and their singing is legendary. Everyone’s welcome but make sure to pack your Sunday best.

Our favourite things to see and do BLOWHOLES – Visit the Blowholes along the rocky terraced coastline of Houma. Here you will find the largest spouts of sea water being thrown almost 30 metres into the air. Best viewed at high tide. This is a neverending impressive display of the power of the sea. Buses to Houma from Nuku’alofa take about 30 minutes. OHOLEI BEACH & HINA CAVES – 40 minutes from Nuku’alofa. ‘Oholei’ is popular for its great traditional Tongan buffet style dinner and floorshow inside ‘Hina Cave’. This happens Wednesdays and Fridays and is $30 per person for dinner and show. It is advisable to call to make reservations and transport from Nuku’alofa to Oholei can be arranged at a cost of $12 per person return. CHURCH SERVICE – A Sunday visit to church is a ‘must do’ experience. All churches welcome visitors, however a major portion of the service is conducted in Tongan. If there are a number of Europeans present, the pastor may translate some of the service into English. Well worth a visit to hear the lovely pure singing. St Joseph’s Cathedral Church is located in central Neiafu and is a beautiful landmark to visit. DAY TRIP TO AN ISLAND RESORT – During your stay in Tongatapu why not take a day cruise out to one of the two tropical resorts on offer: Fafa Island Resort or Royal Sunset Resort. Cruise to one of these islands and spend your day swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, sunbathing or simply relaxing under the shade of a coconut tree enjoying the atmosphere. True Island style! VENTURE OUT TO THE WESTERN BEACHES – If you are wanting to head to some beautiful white sand beaches with great snorkelling in pristine warm water then make sure you head out to one of the western beaches for the day. Pack a picnic and laze the day away. HA’AMONGA TRILITHON – This is one of the most prominent sites on Tongatapu. The Ha’amonga ‘a Maui is located on the eastern tip of Tongatapu Island near the villages of Niutoua and Afa. This is the area where the eleventh Tongan King Tu’i Tonga Tu’itatui had his seat of power. It is believed that Tu’i Tu’itatui built the giant stone arch structure in 1200 A.D and it is estimated to weigh 80 tonnes. The Ha’amonga has been scientifically interpreted as an early style sundial clock that recorded different seasonal changes.

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ANAHULU ANCIENT TONGA CULTURAL CENTRE – Head to the Anahulu Cultural Centre for a great day out that the whole family can enjoy. Get insights into the Tongan culture, traditions and customs. You’ll have the opportunity to watch demonstrations of tapa cloth making, mat weaving and view various exhibits on display at the centre while also enjoying the local songs and dance.

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Tongatapu Accommodation

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Royal Sunset A small traditional style resort on a tropical island, 20 minutes by boat from Nuku’alofa. Accommodation is in beachfront fales buried in lush vegetation. There’s a Polynesian restaurant, bar and a generous range of activities, including diving, surfing (within a 10 minute boat trip), kayaking, fishing and island style tennis. The beach is white coral sand and the lagoon is perfect for swimming. All staff here are local villagers; friendly and very welcoming. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $129

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Liku’alofa Beach Resort Great value and a certificate of excellence winner, this resort is the largest beach resort in Tongatapu and only 20 minutes from Nuku’alofa, on a private beach within walking distance to surf breaks. Accommodation is attractive cottages furnished in Tongan style, with high ceilings and private balconies overlooking either the sea or the resort’s beautiful tropical gardens. There’s a treetop bar and restaurant on-site.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $55

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Located directly across the road from the Airport, this elegant property provides the perfect gateway to Tonga. Scenic Hotels is a New Zealand owned hotel group offering a high standard of service and accommodation, which you’ll find replicated here in every way. There is a restaurant, bar and attractive outdoor pool area with lounge seating great for relaxing, casual dining and pre-dinner cocktails. Set in spacious grounds, the hotel is ideal for overnight or longer stays.

This waterfront hotel is just a few years old and already very popular for a number of good reasons. It’s excellent value for money, with a prime position near the Royal Palace and colourful Talamahu Market. It’s friendly, clean, comfortable and attractive. And, as its name suggests, it combines Italian ‘brio’ with Tongan charm – an irresistible combination. Downtown Nuku’alofa is only a couple of minutes by car or bus, so the location is handy for both shopping and sightseeing.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Tongatapu Accommodation Heilala Holiday Lodge

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The homely and super-peaceful Heilala Holiday Lodge offers some of the best surfing and snorkelling on the island, and definitely the most beautiful sunsets! It’s perfectly positioned at the tip of Tongatapu by two stunning beaches, Ha’atafu and Kanokupolu, where the water is as clear as glass. And, as you would expect, life here revolves around the beach: your choice of snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, sunbathing or dozing under a palm tree on the sand. Your accommodation will be in a traditional style fale, with a choice of Superior or the more basic but still very comfy Tongan. Both are cooled by ceiling fans and have insect screens on all windows. They also offer the world’s best way to laze: a lovely hammock on the veranda! Heilala is famous for its friendliness and well placed for sightseeing and whale watching in season. The on-site restaurant offers meals on pre-order and a communal guest kitchen is also available for your use. Any of the activities available on Tongatapu can also be arranged by your hosts. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65 (Minimum 2 night stay)

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Fafa is tiny and unspoilt, with just a handful of fales on its palm-fringed shores – they are seriously gorgeous! If you’re hoping to immerse yourself in a South Seas dream, this is the place to go. Privacy and peace are paramount here, with fales built as far from one another as possible. They are very stylishly furnished, and in true Tongan style have high, cathedral ceilings, thatched walls, big coconut beams and poles and wooden shingle roofs. Each has its own outdoor space, with hammock, beach beds and shady palms, and a bathroom opening out to a secluded flower garden and outdoor shower. Choose between Superior, Deluxe or the simply stunning Honeymoon Fale, which stands alone on one of the island’s most beautiful spots, and was specially designed for romance. The island itself is 35 minutes by boat from Nuku’alofa, with deserted white sand beaches to explore, peaceful walks to enjoy and excursions available to uninhabited islands. Fafa really is far, far away from reality...and very near perfection! PRICE GUIDE FROM: $169

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Tongatapu Sightseeing

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Nuku’alofa City Tour

Island Day Trip

Sunset Tour with Island Feast

This fun and informative walking tour is a great way to experience and familiarise yourself with the Kingdoms capital, Nuku’alofa. In addition to visiting the Royal Palace and Royal Tomb, you’ll visit Talamahu Market, the kingdom’s main fresh produce hub. It’s a hive of activity here particularly on Saturday mornings. Another highlight of this tour is the Langafonua Handicrafts Centre which stocks the best range of traditional Tongan handicrafts and fine arts including traditional tapa cloth, woven crafts from pandanus leaves, Tongan jewellery and wooden carvings. A must for first time visitors!

Take a day cruise out to one of the two off-shore islands, Royal Sunset Island Resort located on Atata Island a 55 minute boat ride northwest of Nuku’alofa or Fafa Island a comfortable 30 minute boat ride North of the capital. There’s time aplenty to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters, join in the daily resort activities or simply relax on the white sand beaches – the choice is yours! You’ll capture many fascinating sights of Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa from the boat as you head out and with the two islands being easily accessible and closeby you’ll get the most out of your day in paradise.

This tour has you heading out to Oholei Beach Resort via Captain Cooks Landing, a 30 minute drive to the east coast of the capital, Nuku’alofa. At this tropical beach paradise you’ll witness sweeping coastal vistas and fascinating rock formations. You’ll enjoy an Island style smorgasbord buffet to satisfy the most ravenous appetite and then be entertained in typical Polynesian style. A truly memorable evening for you to dance the evening away to the enchanting rhythm of the South Seas – enjoy!

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 1 hour PRICE GUIDE FROM: $109 (Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 6 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $215

DEPARTS: Wed & Fri DURATION: 6 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $179

Scenic & Cultural Tour

East Coast Historical Tour

West Coast Island Scenic Tour

Become acquainted with the fascinating Tongan culture and tradition on this half day tour. The main highlight is the stop at the Tongan National Centre where a variety of interesting exhibits provide an insight into the local culture. The fascinating myth of the coconuts origin will be revealed before observing the traditional methods of obtaining coconut milk. Discover the secrets of baking Tongan food in an earth oven and enjoy performances of local song and dance and discover the intricacies of tapa cloth making, mat weaving and wood carving. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

This tour provides an informative exploration of the islands Eastern regions. First stop is the Royal Palace, home of his late Majesty, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV. Next, visit the Royal Tombs, where King George Tupou 1 and the rest of the late members of the Tongan Royal Family are at rest. See the place where Captain Cook landed in April 1777, and visit the ancient Ha’amonga Trilithon, a giant stone arch built around 1200AD - a photo opportunity not to be missed. The Anahulu Cave, an underground natural swimming pool with stalactites and stalagmites provides another highlight.

Experience the unique places of Tonga through a scenic drive. There’ll be a brief photo stop at the two-headed coconut tree (really amazing and one of a kind) before heading out along Tongatapu’s southern coastline to see the majestic blowholes at the village of Houma and flying foxes in the village of Kolovai – the home to hundreds of fruit bats. These creatures - harmless and seemingly lifeless - hang eerily from rows of ironwood pines along the main village road and are considered sacred and a delicacy to be consumed only by members of the Royal Family. A stop at Abel Tasman Landing is also included.

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $195 (Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $159 (Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 1.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $129 (Minimum 2 people)

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Ha’apai & Vava’u Serene, spectacular and unspoiled, these island groups are less often visited, but the rewards for those who go there are great. If you’re in search of empty white sands and brilliant blue waters, Vava’u is your perfect choice. This tropical archipelago has one large island and a host of smaller ones, all with shimmering lagoons, hidden coves and superb diving sites. Neiafu, the main centre, lies on the shores of the Port of Refuge, a magnificent deep-water harbour. It’s the prettiest town in Tonga, and has a Saturday market,plus shops,cafes,bars and restaurants. Ha’apai, on the other hand, has no towns at all. It’s a faraway world of atolls, lagoons and white sand – an untouched slice of pure Polynesia, where most islands are tiny and uninhabited. The main centre is the friendly village of Pangai on Lifuka, with a lone bank and a few small stores. Ha’apai is way off the beaten track, and if you’re looking for somewhere untouched by time, you’ll love it here. Whale watching, swimming with whales and kite-surfing are on offer and there’s history too: it was in these islands that the Bounty Mutiny took place.

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Our favourite things to see and do EXPLORE UNINHABITED ISLANDS & THE COASTLINE – A great way to explore the natural attractions that the beautiful island groups of Vava’u and Ha’apai have to offer is to climb onboard a kayak and start paddling. Along the way plan for a picnic lunch on a deserted island.

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BIKE INTO THE LOCAL VILLAGE – It’s a 10 minute bike ride into the village from Sandy Beach Resort. Bikes can be hired for in-house guests and the ride is flat and easy. This is a great way to see the sights and explore the local area.

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WHALE WATCHING – From July to October you can wonder at the magnificent humpback whales which migrate from Antarctica each year. Experts on tracking these wonderful mammals are the Whale Discoveries crew onboard their vessel, Tropic Bird. MARKETS – Located in the centre of Neiafu, these run every day. The market is at its best and busiest on Saturday mornings. Great for handicrafts including hats, baskets, fans (essential if you’re planning a visit to church), grass skirts and outfits for children, with a bit of bargaining to be had. There is also an abundance of fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables.

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FOR SOME GREAT SNORKELLING AND SWIMMING – Snorkel straight off the white sandy beach in front of Sandy Beach Resort. Great reefs, colourful fish and safe swimming.

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This small resort on Foa Island has pride of place on a magnificent sandy beach, and the service here is way beyond ordinary. You’ll be met at the airport and welcomed like a long-time friend and served a cool drink as you settle in to your European-style bungalow. These bungalows offer great access to the lagoon, perfect for swimming and kayaking. Swimming with the whales (in season) can be organised through Sandy Beach Resort with their own new, purpose built boats.

This green gem in an azure lagoon is home to just four fales on more than six tropical acres. Once you’re off the boat, kick off those shoes and slip into a unique way of life at a resort that’s been called the best in Tonga, in a location voted one of the top 30 island beaches in the world. Mounu is award winning, eco-friendly. All fales are built in traditional Tongan style and have secluded, beachfront locations with private verandas, perfect for sunbathing.

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Reef Resort, Vava’u

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This intimate resort on Vava’us Kapa Island is a pearl, offering true luxury, absolute seclusion and the perfect romance. There are just five private fales, all beautifully furnished and spacious with a sundeck and hammocks and spectacular ocean views. The snorkelling is superb, and kayaks are available for guests use. The beachside restaurant is overlooking an azure lagoon. Outstanding meals are prepared to suit your personal tastes. A magical place!

If you are lucky, you’ll wake in time for an incredible sunrise at this intimate, laid back resort. With 12 modern beach front guest rooms, you’ll never feel overcrowded. Six are interconnecting and suited to families. Snorkel, kayak, sport fish, sail, scuba dive and whale watch (in season). Enjoy a tropical cocktail in the Sandpit Bar, dine in the traditional Fale Restaurant, or overwater in the Tiki House. Experience the real Tonga: peaceful and perfect.

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Ha’apai & Vava’u Sightseeing

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Mountain Biking, Vava’u

Kart Safaris, Vava’u

Whale Encounters, Ha’apai

Enjoy a fun filled day pedalling through local villages gaining a unique perspective of Vava’u’s relaxed island life and taking in historical sights on a guided mountain bike tour through Vava’u. You’ll get to stop off at some amazing scenic viewpoints and if time permits, the legendary Veimumuni Cave. Don’t forget to take your camera for some great photos at the northern cliffs where you will witness spectacular views. You might even catch a glimpse of the dolphins and whales that can often be seen below basking in the tropical waters. You’ll also get time to stop off at one of Vava’u’s beautiful beaches and enjoy a relaxing swim.

Most people visit Vava’u to see and swim with the humpback whales, dive, fish or go sailing. But the Kart Safari’s on Vava’u will show that there are also great sights on land. This is surely one of the most exhilarating ways to see Vava’u and its surroundings. Jump in the drivers seat, and with a group of other adventure enthusiasts, follow your guide through spectacular scenery, from beaches to the bush and onto remote villages and tropical plantations. It’s a unique and fun way to get around – but be prepared to get a little muddy and dusty on the way. Be sure to bring your sunglasses and camera for the many photo opportunities en route!

Every year from July to October the serene islands of Ha’apai provide a safe haven for one of Mother Nature´s most captivating creations - the majestic Humpback whales. They are often spotted from a boat, and if you’re a thrill-seeker why not get into the water and get up close and personal with these visitors. There’s a vast array of interesting behaviour that may be witnessed - from a single breath, graceful spyhop or powerful tail slaps to continual full body breaching or inquisitive approaches to the boat – this can be a truly life changing experience and one that relatively few people will ever get the chance to enjoy.

DEPARTS: On Demand DURATION: 6 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $85 (Minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 6 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $185

Diving in Ha’apai

Target One Gamefishing, Vava’u

Jet Powered Kayak Tours, Vava’u

Diving in Tonga, and particularly Ha’apai, is known for superb coral reefs, diverse topography and a big variety of fish life. Hop onboard a purpose-built dive boat and depart for one of the dozens of nearby reef systems which offer some of the South Pacific’s most unspoiled and rarely visited dive experiences. From soft coral gardens to swim-throughs, regular sightings of tuna, manta rays, colourful nudibranchs and more, you’ll experience some great diving with superb visibility and comfortable water temperatures year round. If you’re diving July through to October, there’s a chance you’ll at least hear, if not see, humpback whales.

You can target one or many species, in all cases you’ll have great fishing on board the reliable and very successful ‘Target One’, a eight and a half metre game and sportfishing boat. Skipper Henk and his experienced deckhand will make sure you have a great day out on the water, whether you are a novice or an experienced angler. The boat is well equipped and maintained with top quality tackles and lures. Henk and his crew have set many local and national sportfishing records so they know the best fishing spots and can have you out there in no time at all – you’re sure to have a fishing experience of a lifetime.

Climb onboard your own powered kayak and your experienced guide will lead you on your water adventure to some of the most stunning places in the Kingdom. You’ll explore uninhabited islands, caves, blow holes, striking coral reefs, white sand beaches and see some of the best kept secrets in Vava’u. This is a fun and exhilarating way to spend time on the water offering ultimate freedom and it’s simple to use, easy to control and has incredible manoeuvrability. Be sure to keep your eyes open as you may encounter a whale or two (July through to October).

DEPARTS: On Request DURATION: Full day (2 Dives) PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1085 (1-2 anglers)

DEPARTS: Mon-Sat DURATION: 2.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145

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Friendly Islands Kayak Company The lush tropical islands of Vava’u and Ha’apai are home to Friendly Islands Kayak Company. Whilst the islands are separated by reefs or open water, they are not great paddling distances apart so there’s plenty of time to kayak the warm waters, snorkel amidst colourful coral and inside legendary marine caves, and observe the traditional way of life of the Tongan people. Your most difficult choice will be deciding on which kayak tour to do. Vava’u’s hilly terrain is perhaps more interesting and scenic but if it’s white sand beaches you’re after, there’s no shortage of these in Ha’apai. Snorkelling’s superb in both island groups, but soft corals and sizeable fish are more abundant in Ha’apai waters. On the other hand, Vava’u’s relatively sheltered waters are conducive to more reliable whale sightings between July and October.

Vava’u Islands, 3 Day Starter Package

Vava’u Islands, 6 Day Classic Package

3 days kayaking

4 days kayaking

This no frills kayak tour, designed for those who are time constrained or for families with young children, offers an affordable way to experience the beautiful Vava’u Islands. Transfers and accommodation (pre/post kayak tour) are not included, but can be arranged.

During this tour you’ll visit those islands in the middle of the Vava’u Island Group. You’ll have time aplenty to snorkel and experience the Tongan culture (village visits and local feast). Includes transfers and two nights accommodation pre/post kayak tour.

*21 departures from Vava’u, January – December 2016

*22 departures from Vava’u, January – December 2016

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $895

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Vava’u Islands, 10 Day Classic Package

Ha’apai Islands, 11 Day Classic Package

8 days kayaking

9 days kayaking

This kayak tour is ideal for those wanting to truly unwind and gain a deeper experience of Vava’u’s tropical paradise and its friendly locals. Includes transfers and two nights accommodation pre/post kayak tour.

The longest of the kayak tours, you’ll paddle the length of the Lifuka Archipelago and experience areas as remote as one can get in Tonga. Includes transfers and two nights accommodation pre/post kayak tour.

*23 departures from Vava’u, January – December 2016

*6 departures from Ha’apai, July – December 2016

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2945

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Accommodation Facilities Guide

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FISHING

KAYAKING

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SCUBA DIVING

SNORKELLING

GYM

HEALTH/BEAUTY SPA

TOUR DESK

KIDS CLUB

SWIMMING POOL

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RESTAURANT

IRON

HAIRDRYER

INTERNET ACCESS

TELEPHONE

TELEVISION

REFRIGERATOR

# = SERVICES AVAILABLE NEARBY

FAN COOLED

* = IN SPECIFIC ROOM TYPES ONLY

AIR CONDITIONED

• = AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

PAGE NUMBER

$ = COST APPLIES

FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES

IN-ROOM SAFE

= AVAILABLE

KITCHEN FACILITIES

ROOM AMENITIES

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

KEY TO FACILITIES

NEW CALEDONIA Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa

7

Drehu Village Lifou

13

Escapade Island Resort

6

Hotel Beaurivage Noumea

6

Hotel Le Paradis D'Ouvéa Ouvéa

13

Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences

6

Le Meridien Ile des Pins

11

Le Meridien Noumea

7

Nengone Village Maré

13

Nouvata Parc Hotel

5

Oasis de Kiamu Lifou

13

Ouré Tera Beach Resort

11

Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea

5

Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa

8

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NIUE Anaiki Motel

15

Lau’s Getaway

15

Namukulu Cottages & Spa

16

Nic's Bungalows

15

Restoration Reef

15

Scenic Matavai Resort Apartments

17

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Scenic Matavai Resort

17

$

Scenic Matavai Resort Villa

17

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Stone Villas

15

Taloa Heights

16

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NORFOLK ISLAND Aataren Norfolk Island Villas

22

$

Aloha Apartments

24

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Bounty Lodge Apartments

22

Broad Leaf Villas

22

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Channers on Norfolk

20

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Coast Norfolk Island

25

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$ $

$ $

$

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Crest Apartments

21

Cumberland Resort & Spa

21

Daydreamer Apartments

20

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Endeavour Lodge

21

$

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Fantasy Island Resort

20

$

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Governor's Lodge Resort Hotel

27

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Islander Lodge Apartments

20

$

Jacaranda Park Holiday Cottages

24

$

Ocean Breeze Cottages

21

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Paradise Hotel & Resort

26

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Pinevalley Apartments

20

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Poinciana Cottages

21

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Rocky Point Lodge

22

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Accommodation Facilities Guide

Shearwater Scenic Villas

22

South Pacific Resort Hotel

23

The White House

22

Tintoela

21

Whispering Pines Cottages

20

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FISHING

SCUBA DIVING

KAYAKING

SNORKELLING

GYM

HEALTH/BEAUTY SPA

TOUR DESK

KIDS CLUB

SWIMMING POOL

BAR

RESTAURANT

IRON

HAIRDRYER

INTERNET ACCESS

TELEPHONE

TELEVISION

REFRIGERATOR

# = SERVICES AVAILABLE NEARBY

FAN COOLED

* = IN SPECIFIC ROOM TYPES ONLY

AIR CONDITIONED

• = AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

PAGE NUMBER

$ = COST APPLIES

FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES

IN-ROOM SAFE

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KITCHEN FACILITIES

ROOM AMENITIES

TEA & COFFEE FACILITIES

KEY TO FACILITIES

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TONGA Fafa Island Resort

32

Heilala Holiday Lodge

32

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Liku’alofa Beach Resort

31

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Little Italy Hotel

31

Mounu Island Resort, Vava’u

35

Reef Resort, Vava’u

35

Royal Sunset

31

Sandy Beach Resort, Ha'apai

35

Scenic Hotel Tonga

31

Tongan Beach Resort, Vava’u

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New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island & Tonga Brochure 2016  

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