Fernando and his family have a lot of fun with their tourist customers, and it shows.
By the end of each tour, tears are often shed as they bid each other farewell. That's the sign of a perfect sightseeing experience.
Here are some pictures of tourists from around the world, captured in fun moments with Fernando and his family and friends.
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The pictures below are everyday scenes around Noumea and surrounding countryside. Fernando can take you to all of them.
All of the following photographs are original and were taken during tours with Fernando by Australian photo-journalist Ken Newton, who has been visiting New Caledonia since the 1970s. That's him in the pic below with Fernando.
The New Caledonia lagoon is protected by UNESCO and is one of the wonders of this country. After a night flight to Noumea on the national airline Aircalin, we
traditionally book into the Hilton Esplanade Hotel on the Anse Vata and wake early with the sun on the lagoon that fills your field of vision to the horizon.
This is one of the best thrills you can have on any holiday. It makes you want to crack open a bottle of champagne at six o'clock in the morning. Here's a typical view from our last apartment stay:
The restored Marguerite Bridge
near La Foa, built in 1909 and
named after the wife of the
governor of the colony.
The last guiillotine used in
New Caledonia is at the Bourail
More than 5,000 hats hang from
the bar ceiling of the Hotel Banu
at La Foa – a hobby of the owner.