Tropical Forest & Secret Grotto

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AUD $94.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
AUD $79.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Lifou, New Caledonia
Moderate Activity Level
Minimum age 3 years
2.0 hours
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Aside from beautiful beaches and greenery, Lifou is a coral reef atoll, home to a dense tropical rainforest and secret grottos (caves) made of ancient, fossilized coral. Set out on a guided walk through nature highlighting the flora and fauna that are relied upon for medicinal purposes in Kanak culture. Step into one of Lifou’s many dramatic cave complexes, this deep and winding grotto features stunning stalactites and stalagmites. After your grotto tour, enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade and some fresh fruits. At a nearby quarry, you’ll witness a demonstration of traditional hunting techniques, including coconut crab netting and wild pig hunting – a fascinating lesson that shows how the indigenous people manage to survive using the limited resources they have on hand.

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  • This tour requires extensive walking through rocky, uneven terrain and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
  • Local custom requires removing hats and shoes before entering houses.
  • Modest attire is required for visiting local villages; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered; short shorts and swimwear are not allowed.
  • It is important to ask permission before taking an individual's photograph.
  • The bus is not air-conditioned or equipped with a PA system.
  • Lifou has limited tourism infrastructure.
  • As a result, local escorts and students will act as guides.
  • Restroom facilities are rustic.
  • To make your adventure as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, appropriate clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.