The Isle of Pines is 18km by 14km. I wouldn't suggest walking around the entire Island, but certainly hire a bike or an electric bike (these are available from Hotel Kodjeue).
There are many different DIY walks on the Isle of Pines, one from Oro Bay to Upi Bay, another from Kuto Bay to Roller Bay (the only beach with waves) and of course the short walk from Oro Bay to the Natural pool.
Aside from the activities you mentioned above, there is a dive school on the Island and there are also a few guides who offer fishing trips, day trips to deserted islets, bus tours, horse riding, morning visits to the Vanilla plantation and native outrigger excursions. Recommend you visit www.isle-of-pines.com or www.newcaledonia.com.au/discover/isleofpines/
Good luck with the research!
Sorry it has taken so long to check this post!
We're cruising the South Pacific for 14 days from next Saturday - cannot wait!!
The cruiseline now has tours available for Isle of Pines. We still have to do more research, however I wonder if we should do a outrigger canoe to Upi bay tour and then sightseeing afterwards - by foot or public transport, we're not sure yet.
What is the distance of the Statue of Saint Maurice and ruins of ancient French colonial jails from Kuto Bay? Would we be better off getting a taxi tour?
Just a quick answer: public transportation is nonexistent, and there are only 2 taxis on the island.
You'll find plenty of information (including a map of the island) on Isle of Pines official touristic website: http://www.isle-of-pines.com/welcome.html
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