Stay in Drehu Village, Lifou, as part of a sevennight package from House of Travel. Priced from $ 2059 per person, twin share, it includes return ChristchurchNoumea flights with Air New Zealand, four nights’ accommodation in Lifou, two nights’ pre and onenight post accommodation at Le Pacifique in Noumea, return Noumea-Lifou domestic flights with Air Caledonie and return airport transfers. Sales to July 11 for travel July 26-August 6, August 16-23, September 13-20, and October 22-November 26. Phone 0800 838 747.
apel on the tip of the Easo Peninsula, with the Virgin Mary on the roof looking out to sea.
Favourite: Along with cover-all dresses, British missionaries introduced much-loved cricket.
Familiar sight: Any time is a good time to swim.
se (traditional house) at Hnathalo.
Adornments: Dick Ukewed carves fierce wooden statues and long finials that sit atop cases.