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Information Office: Just 50m. in front of the church, in the village square, Vao, is Point I. Angèle is there most days, except Thursdays, to inform the public about the island and tourist activities. She speaks English.

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Edition Septembre 2004

Exciting news if you’re coming from Australia to visit New Caledonia :

’Virgin Blue’s Pacific Blue will link Brisbane and Noumea twice weekly from October 12th.
The low-cost, no-frills airline will offer attractive prices to customers adept at buying their tickets via internet.
The flights are planned for Tuesdays and Saturdays.
For more details consult :

----> October 10, 2004 <----
This new link between Brisbane and Noumea has now been put off until next year (2005).


• Prestige Seminar :

  The perfume and cosmetics company, Lancôme of L’Oreal Australia, chose Isle of Pines to launch several new beauty products and a men’s range in early August. Le Méridien Hotel, Oro, and the bay’s natural pool provided the setting for an intensive exchange of ideas and information for a select group of 14 editors from such prestige publications as Vogue, Marie-Claire and New Woman.


• Essential oils :
  And, an authentic island perfume … the island’s sandalwood distillery now makes its essential oil available to visitors, in the form a tiny, roll-top phial. Accompanying the santal
perfume, the HEP company (Huiles Essentielles du Pacifique) markets another essential oil, Niaouli, the New Caledonian equivalent of the Australian tea-tree. Both products make small souvenirs or gifts and are available at different outlets on the island, including the cultural centre, Vao and the boutique Creations Ile des Pins, at Kuto.


  A number of new activities and services add variety to a stay on Isle of Pines:

- Deep-sea Fishing
- Glass-bottom Boat
- Horse-riding
- Information Office
- Laundry Service
- Snack Kohu
- Take-away Bougna
- Taxi Boat
- Wood carvings, Vao
- DVDs to hire

For more details see our ‘Tourist Activities’, ‘Services’ and ‘Handicrafts’ sections.

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