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Photo panoramique par Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Pris 23:37, 01/05/2009 - Views loading...

Warrior's Leap Mare Loyalty Islands

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According to legend, a warrior once leaped across the 5 metre wide gap of this jagged sea crevice to escape his enemies. If someone actually tried it they would certainly escape their enemies and plummet down the sheer cliffs into the sea. The provincial government of the Loyalty Islands has recently put up a solid fence to forestall any running leaps. The cliffs forming the eastern coast of Mare Island are uplifted coral reefs - jagged and sharp and very picturesque.

The Rocket Tourism Guide to New Caledonia includes complete information on this and other tourism features of Mare, the most southern of the Loyalty Islands. For up to date information on what's happening in Mare and accommodation in the loyalty islands, visit the official Destination Loyalty Islands Tourism site.

  • Nick Hobgood 4 months ago
    Awesome pano, Richard !!
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    Images à proximité de Maré, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelle Calédonie

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    A: Mare New Caledonia Tour

    Par Richard Chesher, A 17.3 km

    This is the "bone" a 40 meter deep limestone sink-hole in the middle of the Island of Mare, Loyalty I...

    Mare New Caledonia Tour

    B: Pethoen Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

    Par Richard Chesher, A 24.2 km

    There is no sign on the road, in the District de Medu, to show you where the trail to the Pethoen Cav...

    Pethoen Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

    C: Mare New Caledonia Accommodation Seday

    Par Richard Chesher, A 24.5 km

    Seday is "tribal accommodation" in the tribe of Roh, Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Seday offe...

    Mare New Caledonia Accommodation Seday

    D: Snorkeling Mare New Caledonia Roh

    Par Richard Chesher, A 24.7 km

    There are lots of good snorkeling spots on the island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia...

    Snorkeling Mare New Caledonia Roh

    E: Asicen Forest Walk Mare Loyalty Islands

    Par Richard Chesher, A 26.3 km

    Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat" at Nece (pronounced Netchay) on Mare Island in the Loyalty Isla...

    Asicen Forest Walk Mare Loyalty Islands

    F: Ascien Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

    Par Richard Chesher, A 26.3 km

    During the Fete de l'Avocat (Avacado Festival) on Mare, the people of the village organize treks thro...

    Ascien Cave Mare Loyalty Islands

    G: Sadro Dancers Avocado Festival Mare Island

    Par Richard Chesher, A 27.6 km

    Every year the village of Nece (pronounced Netchay) puts on an Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat"....

    Sadro Dancers Avocado Festival Mare Island

    H: Avacado Dance Mare Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

    Par Richard Chesher, A 27.6 km

    The Sadro Dance group puts on a Custom Dance show for the visitors to the Nece Avocado Festival - "Fe...

    Avacado Dance Mare Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

    I: Fete Avocat Market Mare

    Par Richard Chesher, A 27.6 km

    Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat" at Nece (pronounced Netchay) is a joint effort of the people of...

    Fete Avocat Market Mare

    J: Nece Bay Mare Loyalty Islands

    Par Richard Chesher, A 27.7 km

    During the Avocado Festival - "Fete de l'Avocat" at Nece (pronounced Netchay) all the villagers show ...

    Nece Bay Mare Loyalty Islands

    Ce panorama é été pris à Maré, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelle Calédonie

    Ceci est un aperçu de Maré, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelle Calédonie

    Mare Island is the southernmost of the four Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia. It is an uplifted coral atoll with jagged cliffs on the southern shores 130 metres high. The center of the island, the ancient lagoon, is flat and there are several caves and sink-holes - some with salt water and others with fresh water.

    Air Caledonie offers two flights a day to Mare - a 40 minute flight. There is also a 3.5 hour high speed ocean going catamaran Betico II. 

    There is just one Mare hotel, the Nengone Village Hotel, one Gite, two tribal stays, and one camping ground. The primary attraction for visitors are the wilderness walks, the snorkelling, the lovely beaches, and the festivals.

    There is no public transport on Mare but there are small tour buses, taxis, and rental car agencies. The island is small enough that you can also rent a bicycle and visit many of the main tourism destinations.

    As in all the Loyalty Islands the people speak their own local Melanesian language plus French.

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