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Yaté River Gorge
New Caledonia

Yaté river drains the huge Lac de Yaté in the central south part of Grande Terre, New Caledonia. The lake is artificial, formed when the Yaté dam was constructed to provide hydroelectric power to New Caledonia. Most of the time the river is a trickle compared to it's former self but during prolonged periods of heavy rains the flood gates of the dam are opened, sirens blare to warn anyone down stream, and then the placid waters turn into a raging torrent. For more information on the treks of New Caledonia see the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.

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Uploaded: 14/03/2009
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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.