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Ouvea St. Joseph Church
Ouvea Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

The Church at St. Joseph, on the northern part of Ouvea Atoll, is the largest church on Ouvea. It is just on the edge of the two villages of St. Joseph and Bunaca. This was the venue for the first "Fete du Walei" in July 2009. The young girls in this sphere image are dressed in Green as part of the celebration - a Walei is a Yam - so this is the annual Yam Festival. There are additional sphere images of the celebration close by - just click on the white arrows or the icons for the Fete du Walei. For information on how to attend this festival next year get a copy of the Rocket Travel Guide to New Caledonia

Here is the official Destination Iles Loyalte website on Ouvea, Loyalty Islands

Copyright: Richard Chesher
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Taken: 18/07/2009
上传: 10/08/2009
更新: 23/05/2014
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Tags: ouvea; new caledonia; loyalty islands; ouvea festival; fete du walei
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Ouvea Atoll is the northernmost of the four Loyalty Islands. The eastern side of the atoll was uplifted millions of years ago so the whole eastern side forms one long narrow coral island with one of the world's most spectacular white sand beaches along the proctected lagoon. Ouvea is a 40 minute flight from Noumea, New Caledonia aboard Air Caledonie's new ATR turboprop planes. There is one 4 star Ouvea hotel - the Paradis d'Ouvea - two "Gites" and 6 "tribal stay" accommodation. There are also two managed campsites. Ouvea is popular with visitors - especially Japanese visitors - primarily because of the breathtaking beauty of the beach, but also because of the clear protected waters and coral reefs that offer great diving, interesting walks and annual festivals to attend. Two distinct cultural groups live on Ouvea, the Polynesian speaking people of the northern villages and the Melanesian speaking people of the southern villages. All of them also speak French and are French citizens because New Caledonia is part of France.