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Well worth the hike!

After docking by tender from our Cruise Boat we walked the approx. 20mins to the Notre Dame de... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Auckland, New Zealand

Great views over the bay. A romantic place for couples. I witnessed a couple getting engaged up... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Tracey B
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All reviews worth the climb minute walk small church notre dame views are amazing steep steps the cliff overlooking the sea main feature cruise ship old church an easy walk the main reason nice walk take your time jinek bay worth the effort
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

After docking by tender from our Cruise Boat we walked the approx. 20mins to the Notre Dame de Lourdes. As we are both in our 60s we took our time and enjoyed the many beautiful coloured butterflies floating around the undergrowth. A bit steep on...More

Thank Mako49
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great views over the bay. A romantic place for couples. I witnessed a couple getting engaged up there.

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The climb may be a bit much for elderly or children but WOW what a view! Make sure you take your camera. Seating available up top.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This was my 4th visit to Lifou & walking to the top of a peak to visit Notre Dame de Lourdes is a must & we have done so every visit. There is a small Chapel at the top which is cute but the panoramic...More

1  Thank JazminJade
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Definitely worth a visit for the views alone. The views are amazing and definitely worth the climb. Not for those with walking difficulties. Strange place for a church on headland

1  Thank DavidGA986
Reviewed 23 April 2018

It is well worth the climb to get a great view of the bay and Lifou. It is quite a steep climb. The church itself is quite minimalist.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 22 April 2018

An old church atop a mountain, the main reason for the climb is the view, particularly of whatever ship you're on. It is a fairly steep climb with lots of stairs (uneven in size and texture) so definitely not one for those with any mobility...More

1  Thank Novocastrian_Ash
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The chapel high on a promontory overlooking the ocean sort of draws you to it. The statue of Mary on the chapel is strikingly tall. After several weeks at sea a nice walk on solid ground sounds good too. The flowers, shrubs, and trees along...More

3  Thank Flyfreemark
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The view from this church over the island was fantastic the many steps we’re difficult but the view was worth the effort.

Thank Vacation-Advocates
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Arrived in Lifou on P&O cruise. Took tender boat to the Island. Weather was beautiful. Local people are lovely and welcome. They all set up little stalls offering food, massage and hair binding. Took a short hiking from the jetty to the church on top...More

Thank Jason526
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