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Information Office Point I : Just 50m. in front of the church, in the village square, Vao, is Point I. It is staffed by a well-travelled Kunie, Marie-Jeanne, who, in addition to her own native language, speaks English, French, Italian, Czech and Polish.

Office hours are from
8-11.30am and 2-4pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday am.

Tel. (687) 46 10 27

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Review of tourist information Version française
Tourism | Climate & geography | Inhabitants <-- info on

Edition MARCH 2023


• Kuto, the main tourist area of Isle of Pines, is putting on a new face for visitors.

  Since the end of 2022 Kanumera Bay has become more user-friendly, featuring benches and tables, a petanque square, as well as impressive wooden carvings forming a veritable public art gallery in the open. The carvings are the result of months of work in a project encouraging several young men from the local tribe, Comagna, to hone their skills and demonstrate their talent. Some more works are in the making to enhance neighbouring Kuto bay.

An occasional colourful market for local produce and crafts, as well as lunch snacks takes place on some Saturdays or Sundays, at the little wharf, Kuto, in line with the schedule of the Betico (pron: Betty-cho) ferry, the maritime passenger link between Noumea and Isle of Pines.
The activity has come about thanks to dynamic collaboration between the ferry company, and the South Province Tourism Office.

This partnership has also resulted in a much-needed tourist information office and ferry ticket sales office in Kuto. It too, is in the vicinity of the small wharf.
Katia or Lenka run the office six days a week, except Wednesdays.

Tourism office IDP & Beticio_02

Tel: 45 93 09 / 70 31 26.   E-mail:

The Betico operates between Noumea and Isle of Pines throughout the summer and during school holidays every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting), and in the cooler season (roughly May to October incl) limited to Saturday morning from Noumea, return Sunday evening from Isle of Pines, although some weekends there are return voyages on both days.

Note: Because the Betico schedules may vary for a number of reasons, would-be travellers are advised to check : Visit their Internet site :

Dry dock work usually takes place in March, resulting in no ferry services then.


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