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New Caledonia Flowers Heliconia Prony Village Ruins

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The ruins of a prison colony in Prony, New Caledonia are overgrown with Banyon tree roots. This Heliconia cluster grows next to a spring that was clearly a water source for the prison colonly from 1876 to 1912.

Today the "village of Prony" is a small group of holiday homes built amid the ruins of the old colony. It is close to the start of the GR-NC1 walking track that extends northward to Noumea.

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A: New Caledonia History Prony Poudriere

por Richard Chesher, 50 metros de distancia

In the late 1800's the French set up a prison colony in the Baie du Prony, New Caledonia. The prisone...

New Caledonia History Prony Poudriere

B: New Caledonia History Prony Jail

por Richard Chesher, 170 metros de distancia

In the late 1867 Captain Hippolyte Sebert founded the Village of Prony to begin the work of cutting t...

New Caledonia History Prony Jail

C: New Caledonia Nickel Mine 50 years later

por Richard Chesher, a 1.1 km.

In the 1950's the western shores of the Baie du Prony in New Caledonia was strip mined for nickel and...

New Caledonia Nickel Mine 50 years later

D: River Rapids Rock Sphere New Caledonia

por Richard Chesher, a 2.0 km.

There are a couple of mysteries about this sphere image. One mystery I know the answer to (but you do...

River Rapids Rock Sphere New Caledonia

E: Fish Attack New Caledonia Blue River Prony

por Richard Chesher, a 2.1 km.

The fresh water fish in this wonderful swimming hole on the NC-GR1 walking track in New Caledonia are...

Fish Attack New Caledonia Blue River Prony

F: Rivier Bleue Prony New Caledonia

por Richard Chesher, a 2.1 km.

The Riviere Bleue de Prony is one of the delightful stops on the GR1-NC trek from Prony to Dumbea. Th...

Rivier Bleue Prony New Caledonia

G: Swimming in New Caledonia Rivers

por Richard Chesher, a 2.1 km.

Swimming in the rivers of New Caledonia in the heat of a mid-summer day is right there next to paradi...

Swimming in New Caledonia Rivers

H: Trekking New Caledonia GRNC1 Fern Glen

por Richard Chesher, a 2.4 km.

The GRNC1 is a walking trail that will, someday, go from one end of Grande Terre, New Caledonia to th...

Trekking New Caledonia GRNC1 Fern Glen

I: Twin Waterfalls New Caledonia

por Richard Chesher, a 2.8 km.

Twin Falls, on the GR-1NC walking track, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Caledonia. Th...

Twin Waterfalls New Caledonia

J: GR©NC1 Cascade de la Rèviere du Carénage

por Richard Chesher, a 2.8 km.

Twin falls is in a steep canyon just off the famous GR©NC1 trek that goes from Prony to Dumbea throug...

GR©NC1 Cascade de la Rèviere du Carénage

Este panorama fue tomado en New Caledonia

Esta es una vista general de New Caledonia

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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