Cap Ndua Whale Watching
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 23:51, 13/08/2008 - Views loading...

Cap Ndua Whale Watching

The World > Pacific Ocean Islands > Melanesia > New Caledonia

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

A group of whale watchers are perched on the crest of Cap Ndua on the southernmost tip of Grande Terre, New Caledonia. They are looking for the whales that swim into the southern lagoon of New Caledonia from late July through to October. Whale watchers come from all over the world to see the humpback and sometimes the Cachalot whales. However this group of young ladies from New Zealand had been watching for days without seeing one and if you look out over the lagoon you won't see any either. But it's a beautiful place. For details on whale watching excursions in New Caledonia see the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in New Caledonia

map

A: Coral Coast New Caledonia Anse Majic

by Richard Chesher, 2.0 km away

The Baie du Prony is on the southeastern tip of the Grande Terre Island of New Caledonia. The southea...

Coral Coast New Caledonia Anse Majic

B: Helicopter Flights New Caledonia

by Richard Chesher, 3.1 km away

Bonne Anse is one of New Caledonia's better known anchorages. It was named Bonne Anse (Good Anchorage...

Helicopter Flights New Caledonia

C: Port Boisé : Sunset Over Goro Nickel

by Gregory Panayotou, 6.9 km away

Port Boisé : Sunset Over Goro Nickel

D: Port Boise Milky Way

by Gregory Panayotou, 6.9 km away

Port Boise Milky Way

E: Port Boisé Under The Stars

by Gregory Panayotou, 6.9 km away

Port Boisé Under The Stars

F: Ilot Casy Pin Colonaire New Caledonia

by Richard Chesher, 9.1 km away

The Pin Colonaire, Araucaria columnaris, is a magnificent, 60m spear-like conifer tree native to New ...

Ilot Casy Pin Colonaire New Caledonia

G: Ilot Casy Giant Banyan Tree New Caledonia

by Richard Chesher, 9.1 km away

Ilot Casy was a tourist destination a century ago when there was still a prison colony in Prony. Ther...

Ilot Casy Giant Banyan Tree New Caledonia

H: Mangrove Crabs New Caledonia Baie du Prony

by Richard Chesher, 12.0 km away

Huge mangrove crabs, Sylla serrata, reaching over 25-cm in shell width, live in the mud below the lon...

Mangrove Crabs New Caledonia Baie du Prony

I: Superyachts in New Caledonia - MV Tango

by Richard Chesher, 12.1 km away

Superyachts in New Caledonia, MY TangoMore and more superyachts have been migrating to the cruising g...

Superyachts in New Caledonia - MV Tango

J: Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia

by Richard Chesher, 12.3 km away

Olivier and JF flew from Noumea to Baie du Prony in Olivier's helicopter. I had told JF I really woul...

Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia

This panorama was taken in New Caledonia

This is an overview of 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.

Share this panorama