Lifou, New Caledonia Overview
Lifou is made up of Lifou Island, the largest and most heavily populated of the Loyalty Islands,its smaller neighbour Tiga Island, and several uninhabited islets in between these two. All these islands lie among the Loyalty Islands, 190 km (120 mi) to the northeast of New Caledonia’s mainland. At 1,146 km2 (442 sq mi), Lifou Island is the largest atoll in the world.
The town of Wé, on Lifou Island, is the administrative centre of the commune of Lifou as well as the provincial seat of the Islands Province.
Like Maré and Ouvéa, the other Loyalty islands, Lifou is made of fossil coral.Lifou is a makatea,an ancient lagoon slowly raised by geological processes.Due to the uplift, Lifou consists of a wide, flat center surrounded by cliffs which correspond to the ancient reefal cliffs.The coral rock exhibits high porosity and hence, neither Lifou nor any of the other Loyalty Islands have surface water.It does, however, have a large freshwater reservoir which can be accessed through caves. These caves were used in the past when searching for fresh water, and are very important to the island’s mythology.
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Cliffs of Jokin - Lifou, New Caledonia
This was the last quick video that I made for P&O Australia. Shot and edited in the same day. Located on one of the most beautiful Islands in the South Pacific... Lifou, New Caledonia. Kyle MacGowan - email@example.com, @KyleMacONAIR P&O Cruises Australia reserves all rights to this video.
P&O Pacific Jewel, Lifou, New Caledonia
A cruise aboard P&O's Pacific Jewel from Sydney to the South Pacific. The video showcases a shore excursion around Lifou, New Caledonia. It includes footage of stunning scenery at Jokin Cliffs and Jinek Bay, a visit to Maison de la Vanille (vanila plantation) and the lookout at Notre Dame de Lourdes.
Lifou New Caledonia
One of our stops on P&O's Pacific Jewel was Lifou in New Caledonia. This video shows you how picturesque the place is. Just check out the colour of the water. There are no filters on my camera and I haven't touched it up. It is 100% natural colour.
2012 EASO LIFOU, New Caledonia
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Vanuatu Cruise 2013 - Swimming with Turtles in Lifou, New Caledonia
Swimming with Turtles in Lifou, New Caledonia. The final stop aboard Royal Caribbeans cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas.
Lifou, New Caledonia 2010
Video of Lifou, New Caledonia. Departure from Noumea Magenta to Aerodrome de Wanaham on the island of Lifou (part of the loyalty islands). Vidéo de Lifou, Nouvelle Calédonie. Depart de Nouméa Magenta a Lifou, Aerodrome de Wanaham.
Luecilia Beach, Lifou, NEW CALEDONIA
The largest of the Loyalty Islands, Lifou lies some 118 miles to the northwest of New Caledonia. The island is an ancient makatea - a fossilized coral atoll raised high above sea level. Whalers were the first Westerners to visit this Melanesian paradise - though greedy traders lured by the island's aromatic sandalwood trees soon followed.
Lifou, New Caledonia
The best piece of paradise in the pacific. Lifou is the greatest place on Earth Highlights- 06:53 Forest tour, 18:36 Secret Grotto 31:16 Coconut Crab, Ocean Swim 42:41, Hidden water cave 49:54
P&O Experiences: Cliffs of Jokin - Lifou, New Caledonia
Enjoy a scenic drive across the island of Lifou to the rugged north coast. See colourful flora and traditional homes from the window of your vehicle. The small village of Jokin, which offers spectacular views of its cliffs largely made up of layer upon layer of ancient, compressed coral stone.
Lifou New Caledonia
Lifou New Caledonia during P&O Pacific Star Cruise October 2007