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Trekking New Caledonia Dumbea River Pool
New Caledonia

One of the great pleasures of trekking in New Caledonia are the crystal clear rivers. This pool is on the Dumbea River only a short 20 minute drive from downtown Noumea - plus a 4 km walk on a trail that follows along beside the river. The whole area is part of a wilderness reserve that was set up long ago to protect the quality of Noumea's water supply.

On weekends, when the weather is nice, you might possilby see a few other people walking this particular trail. Quite a lot of the residents of Noumea do come to the Dumbea on weekends with their families for a picnic and a walk but there are so many trails and hidden swimming holes that it seems as if you are all alone in the wilderness.

For information on trekking in New Caledonia see the Rocket Travel Guide to New Caledonia.

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Uploaded: 25/09/2009
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Tags: trekking new caledonia; dumbea river; swimming new caledonia; parks new caledonia
  • Branimir Minkov over 1 year ago
    It's marvelous.
  • Ricardo Pi over 1 year ago
    Muy bonito!
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