Giant Kaori New Caledonia
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Panoramabillede af Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 00:19, 28/11/2009 - Views loading...

Giant Kaori New Caledonia

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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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A: Cagou New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 110 meter væk

Frederique and I would like to dedicate this image to the team at 360Cities.net for setting out to at...

Cagou New Caledonia

B: Parc de la Riviere Bleue GRNC1 New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 2.9 km væk

I've looked at a lot of rivers in my life and have never seen river water so clear as in New Caledoni...

Parc de la Riviere Bleue GRNC1 New Caledonia

C: The Drowned Forest - Blue River Provincial Park

Af Gregory Panayotou, 5.3 km væk

The Drowned Forest - Blue River Provincial Park

E: Parc Riviere Bleue New Caledonia Koureu Deni

Af Richard Chesher, 6.3 km væk

The Parc de la Riviere Bleue is a vast watershed in the south central part of Grande Terre. This is a...

Parc Riviere Bleue New Caledonia Koureu Deni

F: Yate Lake - Blue River Provincial Park

Af Gregory Panayotou, 6.4 km væk

Yate Lake is an artificial lake with an area of ​​4000 ha of the Mainland, in the territory of the to...

Yate Lake - Blue River Provincial Park

G: Parc de la Riviere Bleue Overlook

Af Richard Chesher, 7.6 km væk

People like overlooks, places where you can see all around. The Parc de la Riviere Bleue - like parks...

Parc de la Riviere Bleue Overlook

H: Riviere Blanche Pool New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 8.2 km væk

This is one of many lovely swimming pools with waterfalls and rapids along the white river (Riviere B...

Riviere Blanche Pool New Caledonia

I: Out of Body Swimming Hole New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 8.3 km væk

The Parc de la Riviere Bleue is an hour drive from Noumea and this iconic swimming hole is a 40 minut...

Out of Body Swimming Hole New Caledonia

J: Old Refuge swimming hole

Af Richard Chesher, 8.3 km væk

One of the really nice features of the GR©NC1 trek is the frequent opportunity to plop down into the ...

Old Refuge swimming hole

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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.

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