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Ilot Mato South Lagoon New Caledonia
New Caledonia

Ilot Mato is in the southern part of the largest coral reef lagoon in the world. It is part of the New Caledonian World Heritage Site and provides a protected coral reef anchorage for pleasure boats on most weekends.  There is a small trail leading to the top of the 40 metre high island giving a view of the anchorage and the matrix of coral reefs. The Nautical Cruising Guide to New Caledonia provides complete information on the anchorage at Ilot Mato.

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