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New Caledonia Travel Guide

Tiga Island

The Air Calédonie flight from Lifou land on this two-by-six-km island twice a week. Legend tells how a rat once tried to hitch a ride from Lifou to Maré on the back of a passing turtle. The turtle eventually tired of this and threw the rat off its back, forming the tiny island of Tiga.

The one 350-inhabitant village, near the airstrip in the northwest corner of the island, has a small store and a good beach. A north-south track approaches the cliffs at the south end of Tiga. You'll have to camp or sleep in the airport if you stop over.