Hedonistic allure ... New Caledonia's whtie beaches and azure water.

24 hours in Noumea

The French flag flies over this capital city but Sam Vincent finds a cosmopolitan heartbeat.

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Adventure islands ... sailing in New Caledonia.

Playgrounds in the tropics

Keep the kids amused and intrigued with some thrill-seeking fun in places you'll reach before you hear the first 'are we there yet?'.

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Vanuatu.

Go boldly beyond the reef

Australians seeking adventure are increasingly being drawn to the shores of our near neighbours.

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Travels with my mother

New Caledonia has a fond place in Liza Power's family folklore. Now she writes the next chapter.

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Fresh from the blender

European, Asian and indigenous cultures are thrown together in a happy mix in New Caledonia, writes Christina Pfeiffer.

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New Caledonia

Sail away, sail away

Jacqueline Maley discovers a ship the size of a shopping mall is no place to find solitude.

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