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MACCA -Adelaide Hills SA's Port Reviews of Noumea,
Carnival Spirit cruise in July 2013
Member Name: MACCA -Adelaide Hills SA
Cruise Date: July 2013
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: South Pacific
Member Review: MACCA -Adelaide Hills SA's Carnival Spirit Review
Noumea
Port Rating: Not Rated

Think we got this one right.
The ship was offering $80 per head for a bit of a tour. When you get off at the container yard a bus takes you 3 mins out to the main bus terminal.There were bus companies offering cheap deals. We got on a modern bus, charged us $5 per person to do a town loop.With about 7/8 different stops that you may or may not choose to get out at. Because of the continuous loop, the bus came around ever 20 mins. Another couple did similar.They paid $10 each but got a tour guide that gave them a lot of info.They thought that was good value. We stopped off at one stop and caught a buss out to Duck Island(no sand/all shells). It was nice but know one told you that when you sat on the chairs a lady runs up ant want money from you.1 umbrella with 4 chairs, they wanted about $85! The main town was quite modern /not a cheap place , nice marina and the coastline was very picturesque. I got some of my best photos here.Keep clicking.
Mare - We didn't go on a tour. There wasn't a lot to do on the coast if you didn't have a tour. We just got off, had a bit of a walk then headed back to the boat.
Mystery Island. -Very small wonderful island (you can walk all way round in 40 mins.)THIS WAS SPECIAL - A MUST.Go to opposite side of island to where they drop you off. (it takes 2 mins to cut through to the other side). YOU MUST SNORKEL amazing, clear water lots of fish swimming around you. LOVED IT!

Port Villa - Just ignore the barrage the taxi drivers trying to rip you off with"real cheap deals"(1 guy offered us 1/2 day for $150 but i wasn't going to disappear with this man who could take you anywhere) as you get to the gates. We caught a boat taxi $5 per person to the town center. Went to the tourist shop in main street an caught a bus out to the Cascade Waterfalls. This is a must- best waterfalls I have ever seen and the walk up is so beautiful, lots of rock pools for kids to swim in safety. PS dont wear runners as you have to cross over the running water a few times as you make your way to the top. Make sure you go all the way.



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