30 August to 1 September – Easo – Drehu (Lifou)
This is the time of year when the Easo tribe, in the Wetr district, holds a party that is not to be missed: the Honey and Sandalwood Festival. Visitors are invited to discover the district’s loveliest colours and treasures, along with ancestral know-how, a symbol of Drehu Country culture.
This magnificent event, organized by the Wetr Cultural and Tourism Association, brings together numerous participants working for the development of the district and its partners. We offer you the chance to get to know Wetr’s prestigous troupe, renowned throughout this territory ; an opportunity to aquaint yourself with Kanak culture, with traditional songs and dances, native hunting techniques, local cuisine, the beekeeping vocation and other wonders of the country.
This is what awaits you!
Arriving at Wanham airfield, the festival’s hostesses will welcome you, accompanied by the music of local guitars, ensuring that you can delve into the festive ambiance from the first moment. Then you will head to to Easo, where the organization will offer you a « made in Lifou » breakfast, before going to your lodging, where your local hosts await you.
As is the case in all of the country’s festivals, there are plenty of stands: foodstalls where you can taste great local dishes and produce, workshops for native sculpture, weaving and sewing, a section devoted to Loyalty Islands beekeeping, another workshop centered on music, featuring traditional songs and dances, not to mention various competitions. It is a very lively place, with a convivial atmosphere, gregarious, greatly enjoyed by everyone who attends.
The « Discovery Rally » is another highlight, which will help you to discover the Wetr district in a unique manner. In this event, you move around the designated tourist sites in the district, solving riddles and bringing back fruits and other objects that will make up a « pot of friendship ». The rally blends encounters with the local people, sporting activities on land and sea, and the power of deductive reasoning ; great fun for all the participants!
Three days of festivities, full of human and cultural encounters, with the benefit of gaining insight into the island’s many aspects. Lifou! Come join us!
Our Package Deal
The package we offer consists of:
- Return flight tickets
- 2 nights homestay*, breakfast included
- Transfers between Easo and the local aerodrome
- Free buffet
*Accomodation is located on the lands of the Easo tribe
Offer Honey and Santalwood Festival :
26 504 XFP per adult (12 years and older)
18 056 XFP per child (2 to 11 years old)
2 700 XPF per baby (under 2 years old)
100 places available
Pre-book your holiday!
From the 1st of April to the 28th of July, you can register online to pre-book a Honey and Santalwood Festival Festival package.
Selling period: From 15 th of July to 26 th of July
Once your booking is confirmed, you will be notified by email and informed of the dates during which you can pay: in person, with cheque or cash at the offices of GIE Destination îles Loyauté.