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The Tree & The Sunset
New Caledonia
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Like In a Fairy Tale
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MoonRise Over Ouano Lagoon
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Flying Over Ouano Surf Camp
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Ouano Surf Camp Garden
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Sunset At Low Tide
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Approaching the Mangrove Swamp
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Orange Sunset
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Sunset Over Ouano Bay
Richard Chesher
Ouano Overlook New Caledonia
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Tiny Desert Beach
Elmar Agricola
Zugspitzblick Zoeblen
Petr Pletnyakov
Tseyskii glacier
Martin Smith
Gaping Gill Main Chamber
Assaf Bezalel
Jerusalem old city market
Andrea Biffi
little bay and beach in Howth Head
Jan Vrsinsky
Cinque Terre - Vernazza
Janne
Moonlit fields in Radantaus, Siilinjärvi
Kow Kay Bin
Cameron Highland Bharat Tea Plantation
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Cameron Highlands Brinchang Strawberry Farm
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The White Palace 's east garden in Potala Palace Lhasa Tibet
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Chandi Borobudur : A Monument of Mankind
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KiteSurfing Noumea
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Kap Equipment Showcase
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just Another Moorea Belvedere
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Lotus Restaurant
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Hotel Otai : The Garden
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Ubud : Monkey Forest Rice Fields and Tegal Sari
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Diamond Villa BedRoom
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Umabian Taman Sari Fields
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Ahu Tongariki (So Far Away)
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.