STAR COLLECTOR: VISIONS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC: FIJI, VANUATU, NEW CALEDONIA & THE CORAL SEA

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Star Collector: Visions of the South Pacific: Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia & the Coral Sea

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Noumea, New Caledonia

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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea with Airport Transfer
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat. Your fight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive to your Windstar-appointed hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat.


price $119
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII
Embark on this 2-hour tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading back to the cruise ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $79
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII with Transfer to Airport
Embark on this tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Your flight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $139
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Embark on this tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $79
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center with Transfer to Airport
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development. Following the tour you will be dropped off at the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Your flight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center With Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development. Following the tour you will be dropped off at the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. 


price $99
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3

Strenuous

snorkeling

boating

refreshments

unesco

essentials
Noumea, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lagoon Snorkel
Home to crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, the world’s second largest coral reef and the world’s largest (and world heritage listed since 2008) lagoon, it’s pretty safe to say Noumea is a mighty fine snorkeling destination. Your tour will begin as you join your guide for a short walk to a 35-foot catamaran. Then you’re off on a b headed to one of Noumea’s top marine park snorkeling destinations – either Signal Island, Laregnere Islet or Master Island, depending on the conditions. Gear up, dive in and enjoy approximately one hour in the water. The calm, crystal-clear waters in the lagoon off Noumea are a sanctuary for some amazing, colorful marine life. Keep your eyes open to spot a stunning variety of tropical fish, colorful corals and maybe even a sea turtle. 

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen.


price $89
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

boating

refreshments

unesco

essentials
Noumea, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lagoon Snorkel with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Home to crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, the world’s second largest coral reef and the world’s largest (and world heritage listed since 2008) lagoon, it’s pretty safe to say Noumea is a mighty fine snorkeling destination. Your tour will begin as you join your guide for a short walk to a 35-foot catamaran. Then you’re off on a 30-minute boat ride over the lagoon, headed to one of Noumea’s top marine park snorkeling destinations – either Signal Island, Laregnere Islet or Master Island, depending on the conditions. Gear up, dive in and enjoy approximately one hour in the water. The calm, crystal-clear waters in the lagoon off Noumea are a sanctuary for some amazing, colorful marine life. Keep your eyes open to spot a stunning variety of tropical fish, colorful corals and maybe even a sea turtle. You will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen.


price $89
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Cairns, Australia



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and  guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1699
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight
Always wanted to tick Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, but not keen on spending a day out on the water? Here's your opportunity to get a bird’s-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world from the air. Transfer to the local airport where you'll board a small aircraft with a guaranteed window seat for your scenic 40-minute flight. Complete with in-flight commentary you'll take off from the tropical city of Cairns, gateway to the reef. Fly out over Cairns city and head towards Green Island one of 300 coral cays that make up the reef. Green Island is very special as it is the only coral cay that is also home to a tropical rainforest environment. From here your journey will head out towards the beautiful Upolu Reef, Double Island, Arlington Reef and Palm Cove. You'll see the stunning azure waters below, and the shimmer of white, vessels of all sizes filled with snorkelers and SCUBA divers ready to explore. Be sure to have your camera at the ready to capture to the amazing sights of the Great Barrier Reef below.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification.


price $219
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

dining

wine

sightseeing

boating
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Upolu Cay
Cairns is the gateway to your Great Barrier Reef snorkeling experience. Explore the wonders just beneath the ocean surface of this iconic location. You will journey to the outer reef approximately 43 miles offshore from Cairns. Cruise in style and speed to the Great Barrier Reef, providing you with a first class way to experience this natural paradise. Enjoy personalized snorkeling, certified and introductory diving (optional extra) and a glass bottom boat tour, with a friendly, professional crew. The 5-star luxury cruiser will visit 2 great destinations – the crystal-clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and "Wonder Wall" on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life. Enter the water from the back of the vessel, don your snorkel gear and the exploration begins. An assortment of tropical fish, corals and marine life are on display including the inquisitive Nemos, turtles, stingrays and Maori wrasse. Relax in the comfort of the vessel where a light morning tea and fresh tropical buffet lunch will be served aboard.  All guests can enjoy a glass bottom boat tour with informative reef talk and adventure drift snorkel, perfect even for the less experienced snorkelers. Guests are provided with flotation vests, mask, snorkel and fins to maximize the experience. Float gently in the waters, admiring the amazing variety of colorful corals and marine life beneath you. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer on your return to the pier in the late afternoon. 

Please note:  Optional Introductory or certified SCUBA diving activities can be arranged directly with the vessel on the day at an additional charge. Bring local currency, wear your swimwear under your comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification. Bring a change of dry clothes and a light jacket as the return journey may be cool in the afternoon.


price $449
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Skyrail and Kuranda Mountain Village
Travel past sugar cane fields to board a 6-person gondola at Skyrail, an award-winning tourist attraction. The almost 5-mile scenic cableway runs above the Barron Gorge National Park in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area. Ascend the Kuranda Mountain range gliding above the rainforest canopy for spectacular views, pausing at the 2 ranger stations to stroll along the interpretive rainforest boardwalk. You will wander through the rainforest at canopy level towards a scenic lookout at the Red Peak station and be impressed by the power of nature at the Barron Falls station.  Be certain to have your camera at the ready! Arriving at Kuranda mountain village you’ll find a thriving artesian scene. Stroll the marketplace for handmade goods, Aboriginal artifacts, handmade leather good, crafts, artwork and produce. Make sure to take a look at some of the finest opals in the world and taste the fresh Queensland macadamia nuts. There is a variety of cafes to enjoy and local food offerings such as honey, tropical fruit juices and ice-cream, just perfect to help you cool down on a hot Queensland day.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification


price $189
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