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GRNC1 trail Carenage Waterfall New Caledonia
New Caledonia

This is the Cascade du Carenage, about a 1hour 45 minute walk (7km) from the start of the GRNC-1 trail at Prony Village. There is a small signpost on the GR-1 marking the steep trail down to the waterfalls.

This is the perfect place for a swim although after heavy rains the waterflow can be pretty strong. Normally the water is crystal clear and chilly - a refreshing stop on the trail.

For details of the GR©NC-1 trail see the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia

Copyright: Richard Chesher
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Taken: 26/08/2009
Uploaded: 10/09/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015
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