People had warned us about first impressions of Noumea - it is a working port and a shock to the system after the quietness of the previous islands. After a short bus ride out of the port terminal, we went on the Tchou Tchou train, for 90mins tour of the city....our guide, Dave, was very funny in his commentary. We also went into the WW11 Museum, which was very informative. We were, however, rather alarmed at the smog which was discharge from the nearby quarry to the port just as the ship was leaving....did not leave the best last memory of Noumea
Did the Chou Chou train with a group of 8 and loved it (although the morning tea was underwhelming and the instruction to take only 2 pieces of cake seemed a little harsh). Nice restaurants near the quay.
Discovery Tchou Tchou Train tour was a novelty but rather uncomfortable ride in a "train" that travels by road. The train took us to some city sights and up to a monument. It lasted about 2 hours, not a great deal to get excited about, but a quick way to see some of the sights of Noumea.
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