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New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island & Tonga


Pacific Islands Map

THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI

SAMOA SOLOMON ISLANDS

APIA

PAPEETE

AMERICAN SAMOA VANUATU

PORT VILA

NEW CALEDONIA

Nadi

FIJI

NIUE

SUVA

Aitutaki

RAROTONGA

NUKU’ALOFA

TONGA

NOUMEA

COOK ISLANDS

PACIFIC OCEAN International Date Line

NORFOLK ISLAND

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Front Cover: Vava’u, Tonga © Tonga Tourism; James Blackwood


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Contents General Information

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Accommodation Ratings 6 Tips for your Pacific Islands Holiday

Experience Holidays

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Experience New Caledonia

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Noumea Accommodation

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Noumea & Bourail Accommodation Noumea Sightseeing Ile des Pins Loyalty Islands

Experience Niue

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Niue Accommodation Niue Sightseeing

Experience Tonga

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Tongatapu Accommodation Ha’apai & Vava’u Tonga Sightseeing

Norfolk Island

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Norfolk Island Accommodation Norfolk Island Sightseeing

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General Information 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 travel consultant to ensure you get the accommodation that best fits your needs. Price Indicator: The price indicator is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events or peak periods. Your travel consultant will quote you the actual price at time of booking. Pricing is based in New Zealand dollars. Child Policy: Please note bedding configuration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family bonuses and specials. Your travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suit you and your family’s needs. Look out for our “gems” of information scattered throughout our Pacific Islands brochure.

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6 TIPS for your

Pac ific Islands Holiday

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Wine & Dine in Noumea

Outer islands of New Caledonia

Explore the island of Niue

There’s no need to travel to France to experience authentic French cuisine, not when New Caledonia is on the doorstep. Noumea, the capital, is replete with French delicacies - simply step away from your hotel and find an endless array of culinary sensations. From the Escoffier cooking school to roadside food trucks called ‘roulottes’, this is a gourmet city.

Focusing on all that is perfect, Ile des Pins is a 20 minute flight from Noumea and your ticket to an untouched paradise. This is where crystal clear lagoons meet platinum white sand and exotic palm trees stand aside towering pine trees. Rent a bike and explore this tiny island at leisure.

Niue is a fantastic destination for getting out and about, whether that’s on land or under the sea. With extensive walking tracks that weave in and around the island, you can easily explore the terrain on foot.

A picnic in the park or on the beach is only half the fun; stopping en route at Municipal Market in Port Moselle is a pleasure in itself. Purchase just baked baguettes and wedges of cheese, and if you’re feeling adventurous, la confiture de banane – vanilla infused banana jam, it’s an island speciality. Head out of the city centre and find restaurants along the beaches of Anse Vata or Baie des Citrons.

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For a cultural fix, the Loyalty Islands boast three unique islands that cater for visitors: Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré Island. Offering village stays, fishing trips, sculptors, weavers and friendly Kanak locals, it’s believed the Loyalty Islands were named after its inhabitants, for their obvious friendliness. Make sure you take cash and enough snacks to keep you sustained, each island only has one ATM and a limited amount of food stores.

Caves, chasms, tunnels and sink holes also litter the landscape. Anapala chasm is found at the bottom of a formidable 155 steps, while Matapa chasm provides sheltered swimming and Palaha is famed for its limestone formations and small snorkelling pools. If you want to get under the water, Niue always impresses divers with its clarity and up to 80 metres of visibility. Get in and swim with dolphins and sea turtles or for something more sedate, golf courses and fishing excursions are readily available across the island.


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The islands of Ha’apai & Vava’u

Norfolk Island for History Buffs

Immerse Yourself in Pacific Culture

Tonga’s Vava’u Island has everything you want from a tropical hideout; emerald lagoons, champagne sand and beautiful blue water. Enjoy the island’s shimmering coastline, and get in the sea for surfing, diving and swimming with whales. Gentle Humpbacks frequent the warm waters between July and October. It’s also known as a yachting playground, so sit back and admire the luxury vessels slicing their way through the waves.

Throw away the smart phones and step back in time – Norfolk Island is history come to life. As one of Captain Cook’s many discoveries, the island was first sighted on 29 February 1774. Named after the Duchess of Norfolk, Cook promptly claimed the land as British. From convict settlements and bounty mutineers to WWII airbases, Norfolk has played an important role over the centuries.

Albeit different, cultural traditions across all the Pacific Islands have a certain fluidity that connects them all. Notably, the islands have a strong connection to art, craft and celebration.

For total isolation, Tonga’s Ha’apai group of islands will be more your bag. With reefs, white beaches, one or two volcanoes and not much else, it’s impossible not to relax here. Climb onboard a kayak and start paddling, stopping along the way for a picnic lunch on a deserted island. This is what the word ‘perfection’ was coined for.

Discover more at the Norfolk Island Museum, with its rich collection of exhibitions, restored houses and fascinating artefacts. Or watch descendants of the mutineers bring the famed ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ story to life with an outdoor show performed in an amphitheatre.

In New Caledonia storytelling retains its importance for the exchange of myths and legend from one generation to the next, whereas in Niue, annual village festivals unite the community and provide the perfect excuse for dance, food, sport and art. Norfolk Island is renowned for its woodturning, which visitors are welcome to watch, and in Tonga, authentic culture abounds. From Sunday church to ceremonial kava drinking, little has changed here. The customs are resolutely traditional and modernity has yet to make much of an impact.

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Experience Holidays The Pacific islands have diverse landscapes, pristine beaches and aquatic playgrounds aligned with a range of accommodation throughout the nation. There’s no doubt we can tailor your tropical getaway to suit your needs and wants. From foodie packages in Noumea, sea kayak adventures in Tonga, whale encounters in Niue and history excursions in Norfolk, we can create experience holidays just for you.

Calling all History Lovers Norfolk Island Norfolk Island was selected as an ideal penal colony thanks to its remoteness and economic potential. The first settlers arrived in 1788 and set about building a gaol and other town facilities. The gaol and several other buildings remain today and are often said to be the best examples of all Australia’s convict sites, so much so that it has won UNESCO World Heritage status. Kingston, situated on Slaughter Bay, is the island’s main town. Many of its buildings have been restored and now house museums and galleries documenting Norfolk Island’s storied past. A couple of history tours to take the fancy are Mutiny on the Bounty where you’ll see descendants of the mutineers bring their story and historic events to life in a 1.5 hour show performed in an outdoor amphitheatre or Night as a Convict where you can dress as a convict and join in with the Commandment for an evening of gaiety, feasting, singing and dancing. This is the most popular feature dinner on Norfolk Island and comes recommended and is fun for all ages. Package Inclusions: 7 nights accommodation in a One Bedroom at Aloha Apartments including return airport transfers and a half day island tour, a Mutiny on the Bounty Show tour and Night as a convict tour.

Aloha Apartments

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Price Guide From: $739

Soft Adventure Swim with whales in Niue The first thing you need to know about humpback whales is not that they’re huge, but that they love to sing. Being up to 15 metres in length and weighing between 25 and 40 tons, they can certainly belt out a melody. Actually, it’s more like an anthem. On any whale diving excursion this is one way you’ll know if there’s a giant in the vicinity, because when a whale bursts into song, such is the magnitude of their voice, your lungs will rattle in your chest. In Niue, the whale season runs from July to October, with August and September offering the best opportunity to interact with one of the world’s largest mammals. With water visibility as clear as it is, swimming amongst these majestic behemoths offers a clarity you won’t find elsewhere. There are rules to ensure swimmers stay at least 200 metres away, but humpbacks are curious by nature, so if you get lucky and they approach of their own accord, revel in the experience and enjoy their titanic presence. Package Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation in an Ocean Room at Scenic Matavai Resort including return airport transfers, daily tropical continental breakfast for two & 60 minutes free Wifi per day. Whale Trip including snorkel gear, a short wetsuit, water, refreshments & hydrophone to listen to the whale songs while onboard

Ocean Room

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Price Guide From: $799

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


Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

Venture off the Beaten Track Sea Kayaking in Tonga 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 and it’s relatively sheltered waters are conducive to more reliable whale sightings between July and October. However 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. There are a range of itinerary’s available including 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 days for Vava’u or 7 and 11 days for Ha’apai with various departure dates throughout the year, so you’re sure to find something to suit. Package Inclusions: A 45 minute orientation talk, 3 day Vava’u guided kayak tour, snacks and all meals included on the kayaking days, camping equipment including tents and mattresses, quality double and single fibreglass kayaks and accessories Price Guide From: $895

Noumea for Foodies Flavours and more on this Gourmet tour Seen as the French first claimed New Caledonia in 1853 - bringing their well-known affliction for fine wine and food with them - it’s little wonder the island features some of the most tantalising cuisine in the South Pacific. From the abundant seafood which includes anything from freshly-caught lobster to enormous shrimp and mangrove oysters, to the numerous root vegetables and fresh coconuts, the island is rich in culinary resources. Try something from each of the various snack bars and street stalls. Go crazy and ask for Civet de Rousette AKA bat stew; a New Caledonia specialty. The Gourmet tour is a great way to taste what Noumea has on offer. It includes a stop at the colourful markets, a sweet treat at one of Noumea’s famous chocolate shops, a savoury at a French bakery and a visit to one of the main Supermache’s. Give in to the temptation of delicious French delights, you know you want to.

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Package Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation in a Classic Garden View Room at Le Meridien Noumea Resort & Spa including free access to the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, free use of non motorised water sports plus a half day Gourmet tour of Noumea

Price Guide From: $1975

Classic Garden View Room

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

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Experience

New Caledonia

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An intoxicating blend of South Pacific idyll and French sophistication is waiting

To Tontouta International Airport

just a two-and-a-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.

Port Moselle City Centre

Magenta Airport (Domestic)

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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 LOYALTY the endangered dugong and rare turtles – a visit to the National Aquarium will give ISLANDS you an insight into this remarkable underwater world. Venture further afield and Lifou 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 Wé 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. Mare If you want to lose yourself in relaxation, these are the places to go. Tadine

SOUTHERN So, for the ideal New Caledonian experience… give yourself time to explore the chic PROVINCE

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!

NOUMEA Maitre Island

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Ouen Island

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Noumea Accommodation

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Nouvata Right on the promenade of Anse Vata, this 300 room hotel complex is a great base to explore Noumea. There’s a range of amenities on offer including a large swimming pool and an outdoor restaurant/bar. With three properties under one umbrella, there are plenty of room types to suit. Anse Vata Beach is just across the road and it’s an easy 10 minute trip to central Noumea and other main attractions.

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With its picture-postcard setting, this resort more than lives up to its name. Standing on the shores of a palm-fringed island, surrounded by a 200 hectare marine reserve, it offers total relaxation. There are three types of accommodation: Garden, Beachside and Overwater Bungalows. Facilities include a restaurant, swim-up bar, pool, massage, boutique and water activities centre.

Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea

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Hotel Beaurivage Noumea

Hotel 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. All rooms here have free WiFi and are fully air-conditioned, with ample amenities.

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Escapade Island Resort

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Three Bedroom Apartment

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Fresh, modern and fabulous, Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences will meet the needs of travellers wanting a self-catering option, and the convenience of hotel service. All apartments here have two things in common: oodles of space and a big balcony overlooking the lagoon. Facilities include a pool, gym, women’s fitness centre, shopping arcade and park-like grounds. Located right on Anse Vata bay and less than five kilometres from Noumea’s picturesque town centre.

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You’ll have plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your stay at this 4-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 while sampling the pub style menu. There is a gym available on-site 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.

Enjoy a mouth-watering steak meal at the revolving restaurant served with a delicious secret recipe sauce and all you can eat fries

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Noumea & Bourail Accommodation Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa

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Situated on one of the best spots on Anse Vata, this beachfront chic apartment hotel is one of our favourites. It has gained a reputation for service, style and class and its central location means cafes, restaurants and shops are all within easy walking distance. Set in four acres of gorgeous tropical gardens on Anse Vata Bay, the Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa opens straight onto a superb stretch of beach ideal for swimming and has stunning views right across the lagoon, not to mention amazing sunsets. The Apartments are spacious, airy and fresh, with a contemporary design. They come well-appointed with ample amenities, boasting a living room, a balcony with table and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen so you have the option of cooking for yourself. Picking up groceries is a breeze as the bus system is a cheap and easy way of getting to and from the supermarket and around Noumea. The resort provides a full range of hotel facilities including three restaurants, lounge bar, swim up pool bar, boutique, activity desk, aquatonic pool, fitness centre and day spa. With all this on offer as well as a lively and vibrant atmosphere, Chateau is sure to impress.

Superior Suite

Upgrade to a room with sea views, the lagoon and surrounding islands are an amazing sight to wake up to each day

Le Meridien Noumea Resort & Spa

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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, 5-star luxury, modern elegance and absolute relaxation go hand in hand, ideal for business and holiday travellers. Families are welcome too, with spacious suites including kitchen facilities. 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 world-class Deep Nature Spa and fitness centre. In-room amenities are, of course, excellent. Le Meridien Noumea Resort & Spa is quite simply the finest hotel in the area.

Classic Garden View Room

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. It’s located 90 minutes from Tontouta International Airport and two hours north of Noumea near the town of Bourail. The resort offers top quality accommodation in a choice of spacious rooms, suites with kitchens and Melanesian-style bungalows. 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. The reef part of the UNESCO site is accessible by glass bottom boat from the resort and is teeming with marine life providing the ideal spot for diving and snorkelling. 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 worldclass spa facility and you have a resort that will cater for all. Traditional Domain Bungalow

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Noumea Sightseeing

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Guided City Orientation Tour

Amedee Island

This tour is entertaining, fun and educational. It is recommended you spend your first half day on this tour to get an overview of the tourist activities and attractions. Make your way from Noumea’s Bays to the city centre, finding hot spots along the way.

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. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch with a glass of wine while watching the Pacific dance show.

Gourmet Tour © New Caledonia Tourism; Ducandas, NCTPS

Aquarium and Duck Island Explore the Aquarium on Anse Vata featuring turtles, sharks, tropical fish, sea snakes and more. Then out to Duck Island, where you can snorkel along the 500 metre underwater walkway and come face to face with a myriad of tropical fish and coral.

Get a taste of Noumea! This tour includes stops at the local market, one of Noumea’s famous chocolate shops, a French bakery and one of the main supermarkets. You’ll have a chance to purchase some delectable delights.

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Botanical Tour Your chance to see the famous native bird of New Caledonia, the Cagou. The zoological and botanical gardens in Noumea is now home to over 700 animals, and over 130 species. Wander along peaceful paths, walk through gardens surrounded by cactus, native shrubs and huge trees.

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Ile Des Pins Tropical island fantasies meet reality on the Ile des Pins, a 20 minute flight from Noumea. Crystal lagoons lap white sand beaches. Both Kanumera and Kuto Bays are well known in the area. Kanumera is great for snorkelling especially around the Sacred Island as the bay is rich with sea life. Kuto Bay is your more idyllic, postcard perfect beach where the water is clear and the sand is a soft as powder. While the beaches are almost irresistible, Ile des Pins also has other nooks and crannies to explore. Like the ever intriguing caves and the 19th century convict settlement at Ouro. The whole island is only 18 kilometres by 14 kilometres so exploring is easy. We recommend you plan a stay of at least three days to get the most out of your holiday.

Kanumera Bay © Ethnotrack/NCTPS

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 and with only 48 intimacy is ensured. 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. If you’re in the market for something really special, this is it. Le Meridien Ile des Pins is the closest place to paradise where relaxation is personified.

Superior Garden View Room

A 20 minute walk will have you embarking on one of the most enchanting snorkelling sites, the Oro bay natural swimming pool

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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. Canoeing and snorkelling are available at no cost, and there’s a pool, petanque, table tennis, two restaurants and a garden bar.


Loyalty Islands The Loyalty Islands ensure you can combine quintessential tropical island activities and encounters with the friendly Kanak locals. The three islands that cater for visitors are, Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré. Lifou is the largest, with small coves, limestone caves, grottos and cliffs. Check out Jinek Bay Marine Reserve which has some of the biggest varieties of coral and more than 2000 fish species. Maré is a relatively untouched treasure and has mysterious sunken pools in its rugged interior. Yejele Beach is a highlight and has fantastic swimming and snorkelling. Ouvéa’s 25 kilometre long beach and superb lagoon give it special charm. Ask a friendly guide to take you to Mouli Bridge where you can enjoy magnificent views and swim with rays, turtles and sharks.

Peng Beach © P.Dancel, NCTPS

Oasis de Kiamu, Lifou

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Affordable and away from it all, this small resort is nestled among coconut trees at the base of a cliff. It offers friendly service and great value, and with just a handful of rooms you’ll never feel crowded. There’s a bar, pool and restaurant on site and the exceptional snorkelling to be had at the small beach across the road. Look out for turtles, reef sharks and fish galore.

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Drehu Village, Lifou 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 semi-detached and stand-alone bungalows on magnificent Chateaubriand Bay.

Nengone Village, Maré

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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. Explore the island’s dramatic scenery, or just laze by the beach in this true holiday haven.

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Hotel Le Paradis D’Ouvéa, Ouvéa

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Elegant, avante-garde Le Paradis is officially the only hotel on Ouvéa and it is paradise – 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. There’s plenty to see in this beautiful corner of the world.

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Niue

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Limu Pools

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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 around 1600 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. 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 20 to 30 metre 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 kilometre 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.


Niue Accommodation

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Stone Villas

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Wonderful and homely, this eco-aware lodgestyle property provides everything you could hope for, including a car for your convenience. The setting is serene, and the villas are comfortable. Built from local limestone they were designed to maximise indoor-outdoor living. Each has a verandah, a bedroom with private patio and a full kitchen. Ida and Albert are your friendly hosts and will go out of their way to ensure you experience Niuean hospitality at its best.

Wander a couple of minutes down the road to the Friday night food markets for some tasty treats

Lau’s Getaway

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This fantastic, family-run property is a home away from home, with roomy open plan units overlooking the ocean. It’s located close to the town centre, with several restaurants within walking distance. The Bungalows and Treetop Studios are perfect for couples, while for groups or families there’s an option of a spacious Villa which sleeps six. The rooms have cooking facilities and are modern with an authentic feel to them. The grounds, units and pool are well maintained and with Taloa being so well positioned in Alofi its not hard to see why this property is such a favourite with travellers.

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Looking for somewhere special, secluded and peaceful? Relaxation comes easily at this lovely little hideaway. All rooms are perfectly placed to overlook the ocean. Each has a wellequipped kitchen, ceiling fan & a large deck with BBQ, ideal for al fresco dining or simply watching those spectacular sunsets. Some of Niue’s best swimming, snorkelling, caves and chasms are nearby and with bikes available on site you can easily ride to your favourite swimming spots on a daily. We recommend this place for a chilled out Niuean holiday, its a little piece of paradise.

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Niue’s newest! Lau’s Gateway is the perfect escape for those looking for peace and tranquillity. It comprises just two villas, nestled amongst lush tropical gardens on the cliff edge offering breath-taking ocean views. Lau’s is located on the western side of the island so you are guaranteed fabulous Niue sunsets. 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. Each Villa is meticulous and every detail thought out. Relax on your daybed on the top deck while watching the turquoise parrot fish feed in the shallow waters, and the spinner dolphins frolicking in the water, or if you’re lucky, whales resting close to shore. Drink in the magnificence of the natural wonders right in front of you. This is laidback luxury at its finest! Visit this lovely host’s Japanese Restaurant - Kai Ika. Well known for its wonderful food – delicious fresh sushi comes highly recommended!

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Niue Accommodation

Scenic Matavai Resort Niue

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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 3-star studio apartments and the villa are located a 5 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 BBQ 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 BBQ and al fresco dining deck. The 4-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. There are 12 new deluxe cliff top rooms which recently opened in 2017. These rooms are contained in a new block and feature some subtle differences in style and comfort to the Superior rooms. 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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Niue Sightseeing

Niue Orientation Tour

Misa’s Nature Tour

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.

Misa’s Nature Tour is an interactive experience where he guides you along a path that will showcase many unique features of Niuean history, customs and practices, many of which are still relevant today. His stories will entertain you and his knowledge about nature will leave you with an appreciation of how fragile it is on Niue island.

Uga Tour

Go Fishing 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.

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.

Snorkelling Adventures

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Niue is renowned for its crystal clear water and richness of its marine life, so snorkelling around its coast is a must do! Enjoy an abundance of reef fish and beautiful hard corals. If you are lucky you may even come across the resident spinner dolphins – famous for their acrobatic displays. They are playful by nature and you may just get to enjoy an in-water interaction with them.

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Experience

Tonga

The Pacific’s last kingdom is a paradise for seekers of pure peace. Its

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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 familyowned 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. 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.


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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; spend your days swimming, kayaking, sunbathing or dozing under a palm tree. Your accommodation will be in a traditional style fale, with a ceiling fan and insect screens on the windows.

Ocean View Fale

Liku’alofa Beach Resort is situated on the west coast of Tongatapu, fringed with palm trees, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and sits along a stretch of white sandy beach. It’s a 35 minute drive from Fua’amotu International Airport, so you’ll be unpacked and relaxing ‘Tongan style’ in no time. If you’d rather keep busy, check out the snorkelling and kayaking, enjoy a leisurely cycle, discover the island paradise of Fafa or Pangaimotu, take a full island tour or swim with the whales from July-October. Stay on a Wednesday or Friday night for the hotel’s legendary Island Night.

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Little Italy Hotel This family friendly waterfront hotel is 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. All rooms are clean, comfortable and attractive offering ocean views. The Little Italy Restaurant offers a great dining experience with authentic Italian food; pizzas, pastas, steak, lobster, fish and of course a generous selection of Italian wines, all within a relaxed atmosphere.

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Fafa Island Resort Fafa is tiny and unspoilt, with just a handful of fales on its palm-fringed shores – they are just 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 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, shady palms, and a bathroom opening out to a secluded flower garden and outdoor shower.

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Located right on the waterfront, the recently refurbished Tanoa International Dateline offers superior accommodation, great facilities and a range of dining options. It is a handy hub from which to base yourself as it is close to local shops, markets and main sights to see. With 3 restaurants and 2 bars on-site, you have plenty of choice. The pool bar is most popular and a great place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the evening while watching the sunset. The rooms are comfortable with modern amenities. We recommend an upgrade to an Ocean Room for the best views.

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Located across the road from the airport, it is close to the island’s secluded eastern beaches, limestone caves and dramatic cliff walks. Set in spacious grounds, enjoy a spot of mini golf, golf driving range and kid’s playground. Scenic Hotel Tonga offers 76 spacious air conditioned guest rooms, a restaurant, bar and WiFi. Being the only hotel near the airport it’s an ideal option for a pre or post stay if your heading to the outer islands of Vava’u or Ha’apai

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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 hidden coves and superb diving sites. Ha’apai, on the other hand, has no towns at all. It’s a faraway world of untouched atolls and lagoons where most islands are tiny and uninhabited. Whale watch/swim trips are available from July to October.

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Sandy Beach Resort, Ha’apai

Sandy Beach Resort is situated along one of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific. In the small island group of Ha’apai, this secluded resort is quiet, relaxing and far from the hustle and bustle from everyday life. Offering a wide range of actives such as scuba diving, snorkelling, kiteboarding, kayaking, horse riding, paddle boarding and whale watching (seasonal), Sandy Beach Resort is the gem of Ha’apai - the best kept secret in Tonga.

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Tongan Beach Resort, Vava’u If you are lucky, you’ll wake in time for an incredible sunrise at this intimate, laid back resort. With 12 modern beachfront guest rooms, you’ll never feel overcrowded. Six are larger rooms 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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This intimate resort on Vava’u’s Kapa Island is a pearl, offering a more upmarket option for clients with 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!


Tonga Sightseeing

Swallows Cave, Vava’u

Swim with Humpback Whales

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From July to October Humpback Whales travel up from Antarctica to Tonga to enjoy the warmer waters. There’s an array of interesting behaviour to be seen from the boat from graceful spyhops, powerful tail slaps and full body breaching or curious approaches to the boat. This can be a life changing experience, one that few people will ever get the chance to enjoy. Thrill-seekers can get into the water, up close and personal with these beautiful creatures.

Sailing in Vava’u Tonga’s protected coral reefs, atolls and safe anchorages make it one of the best locations for sailing and Neiafu Harbour on Vava’u is one of the Pacific’s key sailing hubs. The Moorings and Sunsail are part of the largest skippered charter boat operations in the world. They operate 20 yachts, all modern, fully equipped and spacious with well trained staff onboard to ensure a fantastic sailing holiday.

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Scuba Diving in Ha’apai

Pangaimotu Island Day Trip Take a day cruise out to Pangaimotu Island to enjoy a day of snorkelling, soaking up the sun and diving off a ship wreck – the islands main attraction where the brave can jump from the hull of the ship. The island is just a 10 minute boat ride from Tongatapu so you’ll be off the boat and in the water in record time. A tasty lunch at Big Mama’s Yacht Club is included.

Board your dive boat and head out to one of the dozens of nearby reef systems which offer some of the South Pacific’s most unspoiled and rarely visited dive experiences. Regular sightings of sharks, tuna and manta rays are common as you meander through the soft coral gardens. A full range of dive courses are on offer from one day dive experiences for the non-qualified diver right up to the full open water courses.

Nuku’alofa City Tour This fun walking tour is a great way to familiarise yourself with the kingdom’s capital, Nuku’alofa. See the Royal Palace and Royal Tomb as well as the Talamahu Market, the kingdom’s main fresh produce hub. It’s a hive of activity here, especially on Saturday mornings. Visit the Langafonua Handicrafts Centre which has the best range of traditional Tongan handicrafts and fine arts including tapa cloth, jewellery and wooden carvings.

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Norfolk Island This delightfully unique destination will take you by surprise. Rich in history and breathtakingly beautiful, Norfolk Island is as enchanting as its locals who have lived on this tiny island for generations, many of whom are descendants of famous Bounty Mutineers. You’ll find it hard to believe, as you drive down country roads or walk through soaring trees at the national park, that this could ever have been the setting for the site of two penal colonies. If you’re after excitement, you can go kayaking, mountain biking, big game fishing or 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, Norfolk Island is the ‘Bounteous Isle’ in every way – just awaiting your exploration and discovery.

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Aloha Apartments Central yet utterly tranquil in their big 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 moments away from the entrance. Amenities include a pool, BBQ/picnic area, on-site café open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, library and guest laundry. Reception can also arrange car hire for guests.

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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. Guests here stay in attractive, stand-alone units, built among sub-tropical gardens to form a village setting. Each has a verandah, separate bedroom and open-plan living room with kitchenette.

This boutique property offers two One Bedroom Villas, a Two Bedroom Villa, and the two storey, Three Bedroom Villa, which can sleep up to six. All are self-contained, attractively decorated, spacious and very comfortable, and each has its own BBQ for outdoor dining. The location is handy to tennis courts (next door), Burnt Pine Centre (one kilometre) and beautiful Emily Bay (two kilometres). The sights of the Kingston historic area are just a 5 minute drive away.

Sound & Light Show

Wonderland by Night

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.

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.

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Duncombe Bay

Captain Cook Memorial Bird Rock

Mt Bates Norfolk Island Mt Pitt National Park

Anson Bay

Cascade Bay Cascade Pier

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Golf Course Cemetery Bay Emily Bay Point Hunter Reserve

Collins Head


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