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Panoramic photo by Gregory Panayotou PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 23:48, 28/05/2011 - Views loading...


Turtle Bay

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Nearby images in New Caledonia


A: In the Middle of Turtle Bay Parc

by Gregory Panayotou, 80 meters away

In the Middle of Turtle Bay Parc

B: Turtle Bay : Araucaria columnaris

by Gregory Panayotou, 130 meters away

Turtle Bay : Araucaria columnaris

C: Turtle Bay Rocky Point

by Gregory Panayotou, 170 meters away

Turtle Bay Rocky Point

D: Le Belvédère de la Roche Percée

by Gregory Panayotou, 260 meters away

Le Belvédère de la Roche Percée

E: Roche Percée Vertigo

by Gregory Panayotou, 270 meters away

Roche Percée Vertigo

F: The Lighthouse of Gouaro

by Gregory Panayotou, 380 meters away

The Lighthouse of Gouaro

G: You are not alone ...

by Gregory Panayotou, 1.4 km away

La Roche Percée Beach at Night

You are not alone ...

I: Marine Reserve Green Island New Caledonia

by Richard Chesher, 5.9 km away

Green Island is a special nature reserve on the barrier reef of New Caledonia. It was created in 1993...

Marine Reserve Green Island New Caledonia

J: Chilling at Poe Beach

by Gregory Panayotou, 8.4 km away

Great grand-mother, wife and daughter having good chilling time at Poe Beach.

Chilling at Poe Beach

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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