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Nature Tours in Niue

According to some European cave experts, Niue possesses the most spectacular and extensive cave system in the entire South Pacific. Niue’s coastline is punctuated by literally hundreds of magnificent caves and chasms. All are unique and some, where the sea no longer invades, are used for the storage of canoes while others have been used as ancient burial places or homes in the past.

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UGA (Coconut Crabs) Tours in Niue

The Niue rainforest is home to Uga (coconut crabs). These giant land crabs are only found in Niue and eat coconuts, dehusking them to get inside to the flesh. Uga tours happen after dark and provide visitors with an opportunity to see an uga in its natural habitat. Have the uga lifecycle explained and see first hand some of the methods used to capture them and why they are of such cultural importance to Niueans. Visitors may also have the opportunity to hold an uga

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Shopping in Noumea, New Caledonia

Nouméa is a city that will seduce you. Both modern and eclectic, the capital city is imbued within the sweet Pacific life and Oceanic values. It’s also concentrated with small shops and more well-known brands. Enjoy a shopping day followed by a spa or a drink on a terrace to unwind. Shopping in the city center – two streets host most of the shops appreciated by those who love French fashion: Rue de l’Alma and Rue de Sébastopol. Small fashion and custom accessory shops can be found there, but brands such as Mango, Guess, Etam, Okaïdi and even Apple also have shops on the street. The neighborhood of Alma features several high-end pret-à-porter boutiques such as Adresse 33.

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1918 Typhoon Monument in Marshall Islands

Typhoons are quite rare in the Marshall Islands, but in 1918 a big one struck the southern atolls and Majuro was especially damaged. The typhoon caused over 200 causalities and widespread destruction. The 1918 Typhoon Monument, a large sandstone upright on the lagoon-side dirt road at the end of Laura, commemorates the victims of the typhoon and pays homage to the Japanese Emperor for his generous contribution of private funds for rebuilding Majuro.

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Tobolar Copra Processing Plant in Marshall Islands

The first real economic mainstay of most Pacific Islanders, including Marshallese, was copra production (copra is the dried out meat of coconuts). Today, copra production remains an important source of income for locals and at the Tobolar Copra Processing Plant, you can see copra made into coconut oil, soaps, body oil, and coconut feed. For a quick tour call 625-3116 and email wpcandilas@ntamar.net.

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