Fernando and George have a lot of fun with their tourist customers, and it shows. They have the happy knack of making their customers feel right at home, the moment they meet each other. By the end of the tour, there are often tears 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 mostly in fun moments with Fernando or George. 

(If your curser becomes a pointing finger when you hover over the picture, it means you can click to see a bigger image of that picture)

   
 

The other pictures in this album are everyday scenes around Noumea and surrounding countryside. Fernando can take you to all of them. 

All photographs are original and taken during tours with Fernando by Australian photo-journalist Ken Newton, a regular visitor to New Caledonia. This is him with Fernando on a recent trip.
(Click to enlarge it)

The New Caledonia lagoon is protected by UNESCO and is one of the wonders of this country. Flying in to Noumea on a late night flight and then waking up to the view
of the lagoon from our Hilton Esplanade Hotel apartment on the Anse Vata 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 beauty of the New Caledonia countryside (click on the image to enlarge)

     

Around Noumea (click on the image to enlarge)

 

         
         
       
         
         
         
   
     

Churches

   

Duck Island in the lagoon (click on the image to enlarge)

         

 Tricot Raye – the beautiful banded seasnake emblem of New Caledonia (click on the image to enlarge)

   
         

Within two hours drive north of Noumea by road (click on the image to enlarge)

         

 
Arab cemetery, where convicts
sent to New Caledonia after the
Berber insurrection in Algeria in
1871 and their descendants
are buried.


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
Museum.
 
More than 5,000 hats hang from
the bar ceiling of the Hotel Banu
at La Foa – a hobby of the owner.

The historic and beautiful South Province (click on the image to enlarge)

 

 

Amadee Lighthouse Island (click on the image to enlarge)

   
         

Annual Omelette festival (click on the image to enlarge)

     

Reef island and mangroves (click on the image to enlarge)