Nemou Island Coral Reef New Caledonia
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Panoramic photo by Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 01:39, 06/11/2008 - Views loading...

Nemou Island Coral Reef New Caledonia

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Nemou island is one of the anchorages in Port Bouquet on the eastern coast of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. The area is on the "forgotten coast" of the the mountainous island and there is just one small local village in the area. Nobody lives on Nemou island. The corals are extremely colourful but the fish were shy, no doubt cautious because the area is patrolled by fishers every day. The anchorage is one of more than 140 featured in the Cruising Guide to New Caledonia.

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This panorama was taken in 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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