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Giant Kaori New Caledonia
New Caledonia

Estimated to be over 1000 years old, this is the largest Kaori tree in New Caledonia. Its trunk is 2.7 metres in diameter and 20 metres tall. The overall height of the tree is 40 metres and it's canopy spans 37 metres.

Agathis lanceloata - kaori trees - are endemic to New Caledonia and were once extremely abundant along the rivers of southern Grande Terre. They were logged to provide timber to build Noumea and much of the remaining kaori forests were destroyed by fires. This tree is in the 9,045 ha Parc Provincial de la Riviere Blue.

For information on visiting the parks and reserves of New Caledonia order your copy of the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.

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Tags: kaori; agathis lanceolata; new caledonia park; parc de la riviere bleue; park of the blue river
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New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.The islands are remarkably unpopulated and there are vast areas of wilderness. There are hundreds of kilometers of walking treks, camp grounds, more than 42 parks and reserves, and crystal clear rivers with sparkling waterfalls. Almost one third of the population is located in the capital city of Noumea. Nickel mining is the primary industry and is the major contributor to the high standard of living in the country. Grande Terre is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world and the protected lagoon created by this barrier reef is the largest in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the lagoon is 24,000 square kilometers and supports a diverse and luxuriant fauna of fish and invertebrates.The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.