0 Likes

Mare New Caledonia Tour
Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

This is the "bone" a 40 meter deep limestone sink-hole in the middle of the Island of Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. A steel fence discourages people from approaching the precipice too closely.

It is an impressive natural phenomenon and one that is included on most of the tours of Mare.

For details on all the Mare tours and sites to see get a copy of the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.

Visit the official Destination Iles Loyalte website for Maré, Loyalty Islands

Copyright: Richard chesher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11774x5887
Uploaded: 10/11/2009
Updated: 23/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: mare tours; mare island; mare loyalty islands; mare new caledonia
comments powered by Disqus

Richard Chesher
Asicen Forest Walk Mare Loyalty Islands
Richard Chesher
Ascien Cave Mare Loyalty Islands
Richard Chesher
Mare New Caledonia Accommodation Seday
Richard Chesher
Snorkeling Mare New Caledonia Roh
Richard Chesher
Sadro Dancers Avocado Festival Mare Island
Richard Chesher
Avacado Dance Mare Loyalty Islands New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Fete Avocat Market Mare
Richard Chesher
Nece Bay Mare Loyalty Islands
Richard Chesher
Natural Aquarium Mare
Richard Chesher
Mare New Caledonia Trek Eoce
Richard Chesher
Mare Hotel Nengone Village New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Nengone Village Hotel Mare New Caledonia
Jan Vrsinsky
Restoration of Temple V in Tikal
Christoph Lueken
Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Garden of Winter Palace, Petersburg
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Salamina ferryboat
Willy Kaemena
Funkturm
Bernhard Ehrminger
Basalt lava outcrop at the beach
Floris van der Zwan
Wakeboarding in hong kong
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Fireworks and skating rink at Montreal Old Port
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Konstantinovsky Palace, Strelna, Petersburg
Willy Kaemena
ICE1 Restaurant original design
Dmitry Sverdlov
Crimea, Yalta, Silver arbor
Church of San Isidoro of Oviedo
Richard Chesher
Avacado Dance Mare Loyalty Islands New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Groupama Yacht Race New Caledonia Pre Start
Richard Chesher
Bastille Day14july08 Noumea
Richard Chesher
Sea Birds New Caledonia Lagoon
Richard Chesher
Superyacht Slojo Ilot Kouare New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia River Dumbea Big Rock Pool
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Morning
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Tour Shark Nursery Walk
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Ripple
Richard Chesher
Cascades de la Riviere des Pirogues New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Red and Yellow Octocorals at Ilot Kouare New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Triton Attacks Crown Of Thorns Starfish
More About Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

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.