Melanesian Encounter

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Lifou, New Caledonia
Easy Activity Level
Minimum age 3 years
2.0 hours
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Experience the traditional Melanesian way of life in Hnathalo, the main village in the country of Wetr. Before stepping inside the round, thatched chief’s hut, make sure you take off your shoes and hat as a gesture of respect. This impressive hut has the distinction of being one of the largest of its kind in New Caledonia. You’ll have free time to stroll around the village, during which your local guide will talk you through the fascinating method of cooking the traditional ‘bougna’. There’s also time to visit the nearby church, which was built by missionaries in 1883.

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