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Self-drive Samoa and New Caledonia



Unravel the South Pacific Islands at your own pace

Self-driving around Samoa and New Caledonia is one of the little known ways to experience these idyllic island paradises. Coral Seas has released unique self-driving tour packages that journey through the islands; allowing travellers to discover the stunning landscape and vibrant culture at their own pace.

Amongst the picturesque coastline, Samoa has a rich culture and history. Travellers can visit the home of famed author of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, in Samoa. His house is now a museum filled with wonderful and interesting memorabilia. Visitors can find locals in their nu’u village churches, meeting houses and open fale.

Throughout New Caledonia, explorers will find a strong Melanesian influence in architecture, arts, crafts and hospitality. The Tjibaou Cultural Centre is considered a cultural reference point for the entire South Pacific. It offers the visitor a unique collection of contemporary art from the Pacific, as well as exciting Melanesian and Polynesian artistic and historic displays.

“These islands are a hidden and untapped gem of the Pacific Islands,” said Craig Gibbons, Marketing Manager of Coral Seas. “They truly offer the best of both worlds: a historically enriching culture along with beautiful serene coastlines.”

“Our self-drive itineraries are handcrafted, tried and tested by Coral Seas staff themselves and aimed to provide peace-of-mind to discerning travellers,” said Mr Gibbons. “With so many wonders to experience in Samoa, self-drive tours are a fantastic opportunity for travellers to take their time unravelling its many layers.”

** New Caledonian Stay/Drive**
Stay 7 nights / car hire 5 days from AUD $1,529*pp

Discover New Caledonia with a stay and drive package including five days car hire and seven nights accommodation; with stays at Hotel Malabou on nights three and fourand Koulnoue Village on nights five and six including breakfast and dinner daily. For sale until 3 September and at only $1,529 per person, the price includes and all airfares, airfare related taxes and transfers.

To book this package, please call 1300 374 248 or visit www.coralseas.com.au for more New Caledonia holiday deals.

*Terms and Conditions: Price is based on per person twin share, is correct as of 11 Aug 2010 and is subject to change and availability. Nights one and two are on room only basis, no meals included. Prices ex Syd are from $1,555 and ex Bne are from $1,529 per person. Low fares based on Air Calin T class for travel from 6 - 27 Oct, add $40 from 17 Nov - 5 Dec 2010. Please enquire for other dates and departure cities.



**Highlights of Samoa**
10 Days/9 Nights from AUD $1,769*pp


This nine night Highlights of Samoa package for $1,769 includes four days car hire, three nights on Upolu at Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows, three nights on Savaii at Tanu Beach Fales in a traditional open style fale with breakfast and dinner daily, and then three nights back on Upolu at Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort and Spa with breakfast daily. Package also includes return economy airfares with Polynesian Blue, all airfare related taxes, all transfers and return ferry with car hire to Savaii.

To book this package, please call 1300 374 248 or visit www.coralseas.com.au for more Samoa holiday deals.

*Terms and Conditions: Price is based on per person twin share, is correct as of 4 Aug 2010 and is subject to change and availability. Flights ex Mel are from $1,849; ex Syd and Bne are from $1,769. Flights are with Polynesian Blue based on special fare levels and subject to availability at time of booking. Wholesale airfares and are to be booked and paid in full within five days and some are instant purchase. For sales and travel until 31 Mar 2011 inclusive. Airfare surcharges may apply for high season travel over school holiday periods due to availability.