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New Caledonia Travel

Welcome to New Caledonia. A unique blend of French and Melanesian cultures all surrounded by the world's largest lagoon and 2nd largest coral reef.

In 1774, Captain cook discovered and named New Caledonia, now it's your turn. A beautiful tropical paradise in the South Pacific which is a long way from France but only 2 hours from Australia and 2.5 hours from New Zealand.

Isle of PinesThe diversity of landscapes here is amazing. Magnificent flora and fauna. Spectacular mountains and lush forests. emerald green waters ideal for swimming and diving. Snow white sandy beaches, bays and coves. A blend of French and Melanesian cultures. The traditional to the sophisticated. These islands can be enjoyed in a level of comfort to suit you. There are palm thatched bungalows metres from the waters edge to a luxury 5 star hotel.

Isle of PinesThis land is blessed with a semi-tropical to tropical climate and the warm Coral Sea and South Pacific Ocean are always close by. You can snorkel crystal clear waters or try a water sport like windsurfing, water-skiing, sailing or fishing. Of course just swimming and bathing are popular as the climate and landscape invite you to take it easy and enjoy yourself. There are land based activities too, such as: golf, mountain biking, mountain climbing and horse riding.

New Caledonia is one of the world's four richest areas in terms of plant bio-diversity. There are tropical forests here that offer amazing treks with some unique plant species.

New Caledonia has something for everyone. Vive la difference.


New Caledonia Tourism - A World Apart


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