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Ile aux Canards island

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Noumea
Type: Islands
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

we took two trips out to this little island 5 minutes by water taxi from Anse Vata Beach (ticket charge)and thoroughly enjoyed the days. Once on the island you can hire sun loungers with or without sun umbrellas for an extra charge. Food and drinks the hire of snorkelling equipment and kayaks also available.Glass bottom boat calls in if you... More

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Noosa Heads
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35 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Canard Island is nothing special but as it is only a five minute ride it is worthwhile. The coral reef is very colourful and the fish are there to see . Take the glass bottomed boat as it is cheaper than the water taxi and provides the opportunity to see the fish as you arrive at the island beach. Do... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Its worth spending the money and taking a trip out here. It's pleasant and quiet, the art around the cafe/restaurant area is a cute touch. Swimming was nice but didnt think much of the 'snorkelling' - mostly dead coral and not much else. Bring a towel so you don't need to pay for the beach beds.

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Port Stephens, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very small island off Ansa Vata beach. Something different to do, but island is very small with a small cafe. Is a coral atoll so take beach walkers particularly if you are going in the water as the bottom is covered in sharp coral. You can get there by water taxi which operates from the middle of Ansa Vata beach.

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North Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Relaxing haven 10 minutes from hotel. Swimming and snorkelling with refreshments and a garden-like bar.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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296 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The island is only a very short trip from the main beach. It has some of the very best snorkelling I've ever done. There are so many fish species and even saw a turtle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I'm not a snorkeller so it was a really good thing for me to get the island in the glass bottom boat to see some of the coral & fish on the way to the island (1000 CFP per person return). The service was friendly and we prearranged a time for them to pick us up. My husband hired snorkelling... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ile aux Canards is a very small island just off Anse Vata beach. On the plus side, it is very easy to access - you can get there on a glass bottomed transfer boat (fab driver who makes sure to give you time to have a good look) for a relatively reasonable price. They have tried to strike a balance... More

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've had 2 trips now to Ile Aux Canard and it is definitely worth the trip. A very short water taxi ride (you can catch the yellow water taxis or the white glass bottom boat out there) The snorkelling is amazing with an underwater pathway to follow. It's also great viewing as the bay is a bit of a water... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A great little 10 minute trip in a glass bottom boat to the island. Very, very hot without any basic shade, so we headed to the island café for some chips just to get some relief from the sun. We hired our snorkelling gear from the boat that we travelled across in, as it worked out a lot cheaper that... More

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