Pacific

  1. Blue River New Caledonia

    New Caledonia: exploring the south

    I met the Bear Grylls of New Caledonia’s flora and fauna and ended up being inspired by rocks and red earth!

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    New Caledonia: the queen who hid in a cave

    I followed my guide through the dense tropical jungle to the secret cave where young Queen Hortense hid for a year on the Isle of Pines, and you can too!

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    New Caledonia and a random act of kindness

    What a morning! I went into the Newstalk ZB radio studios today and gave away a trip to New Caledonia to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day. Here’s how it went down…

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    New Caledonia: bougna!

    See how the other half lives with a homemade slow cooked bougna lunch in the hill tribes of northern New Caledonia…

  5. Isle of Pines

    New Caledonia: what to do on the Isle of Pines

    Isle of Pines is the stunning island just south of Noumea where lovers and honeymooners go. But I found more to do than just look longingly into each others’ eyes!

  6. Le Roof Noumea

    New Caledonia: my favourite things to do in Noumea

    I spent a couple of days in Noumea tasting the food, wandering the beaches and the markets, taking photos and here are my picks for things you’ll love.

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    New Caledonia: visiting the New Zealand WWII cemetery

    About 2 hours north of Noumea is the New Zealand WWII cemetery. It’s so tranquil and well worth visiting for history buffs and relatives of military killed in the Pacific during this time.

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    School exchanges to New Caledonia

    For a total immersion into French culture without flying to Europe, schools are opting for a 1 week student exchange in New Caledonia. Here’s why…

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    5 reasons to choose New Caledonia

    If you’re thinking about nipping up to an exotic Pacific Island this winter, forget the high profile usual locales and head for somewhere very different.

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    New Caledonia: amazing underwater world

    Water babies of every persuasion will love New Caledonia. It offers everything from snorkelling and diving, to fishing, kite surfing or just playing about in boats.