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Natural Swimming Pool Isle Of Pines New Caledonia
New Caledonia

The natural swimming pool is a shallow enclosed lagoon on the north east cost of the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia. It is connected to the Pacific through a series of narrow caves. The crystal clear water with tropical reef fish and reef corals - and this octopus - is surrounded by the 40 metre high pine trees that give Isle of Pines it's name. Take a virtual tour of Isle of Pines aboard the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.

Copyright: Richard Chesher
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Resolution: 12051x6025
Taken: 14/12/2007
Uploaded: 12/03/2009
Updated: 23/05/2014
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Tags: isle of pines; isle des pins; natural swimming pool; piscine naturelle
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More About 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.