New Caledonia is a scenic group of tropical islands in the South Pacific. It comprises of one main island, Grande Terre which is where the capital Noumea is located. Surrounded by the world's largest lagoon and the second longest coral reef, this archipelago offers diving and swimming places like the Loyalty Island Group and the scenic Isle of Pines. View our photos of this South Pacific paradise and learn about its unique blending of French and Kanak cultures. Read more →
Noumea the biggest city shows off New Caledonia's French culture, while the Kanak culture is alive and well outside the city. New Caledonia is also one of the world's top biodiverse hotspots with over 76% of it's plants being endemic, i.e., found nowhere else on Earth.
The standout natural feature of New Caledonia is its coastline with stunning beaches, clear water, lagoons, coral reefs, and wide variety of colourful fish.
Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual New Caledonia). Providing a credit or link is appreciated.
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