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Panoramic photo by Gregory Panayotou PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 07:37, 30/10/2011 - Views loading...


Îlot Hugon : Chez Valencia

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Nearby images in Hugon Island - New Caledonia


A: Between Hugon Island and Ducos Island at Sunrise

by Gregory Panayotou, 90 meters away

Between Hugon Island and Ducos Island at Sunrise

B: Sous les étoiles exactement !

by Gregory Panayotou, 150 meters away

Sous les étoiles exactement !

C: Hugon Sunset

by Gregory Panayotou, 200 meters away

Hugon Sunset

D: A Deer In The Lagoon

by Gregory Panayotou, 200 meters away

How awesome it is to meet a deer while having a bath in the lagoon....

A Deer In The Lagoon

E: First Morning Bath

by Gregory Panayotou, 210 meters away

First Morning Bath

F: Morning Bath with Maxime the Deer !

by Gregory Panayotou, 230 meters away

Morning Bath with Maxime the Deer !

G: Sunrise In The Lagoon

by Gregory Panayotou, 230 meters away

Sunrise In The Lagoon

H: Sheep at Sunset

by Gregory Panayotou, 370 meters away

Sheep at Sunset

I: Ovis Aries at Dusk

by Gregory Panayotou, 430 meters away

Ovis Aries at Dusk

J: Sunset over Hugon

by Gregory Panayotou, 450 meters away

Sunset over Hugon

This panorama was taken in Hugon Island - New Caledonia, 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.

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