Enjoy a panoramic drive through the city centre and the park ‘Place Cocotier’, which winds its way up to the FOL lookout point for a photograph stop where you will see the rolling hills of the city, the main harbour and your ship docked at the passenger terminal.
Next, you’ll continue along the picturesque Promenade Pierre Vernier, and up to Ouen Toro lookout. From this vantage point at the tip of the peninsular, which is also home to a dignified World War II memorial, you’ll have an excellent view of the bays and beaches, across the lagoon to the small marine reserve islands with their fringing coral reefs.
Your last stop is the newly refurbished ‘State of the Art’ new Aquarium of Noumea, where water is pumped from a nearby lagoon. Naturally lit tanks house a variety of marine life ranging from dainty sea horses, colourful tropical fish to sea turtles, stingrays and reef sharks. Pass through the ‘black light room’ where you can discover outstanding fluorescent coral and you‘ll see a live, nautilus shellfish, a species which have survived unchanged for millions of years.
Return to your ship via the Orphelinat’s Bay and Port Moselle.
This tour will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately one hour’s total walking on this tour. US$ and AUD$ will not be accepted in the Aquarium gift store.