2 Likes

Warrior's Leap Mare Loyalty Islands
Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

According to legend, a warrior once leaped across the 5 metre wide gap of this jagged sea crevice to escape his enemies. If someone actually tried it they would certainly escape their enemies and plummet down the sheer cliffs into the sea. The provincial government of the Loyalty Islands has recently put up a solid fence to forestall any running leaps. The cliffs forming the eastern coast of Mare Island are uplifted coral reefs - jagged and sharp and very picturesque.

The Rocket Tourism Guide to New Caledonia includes complete information on this and other tourism features of Mare, the most southern of the Loyalty Islands. For up to date information on what's happening in Mare and accommodation in the loyalty islands, visit the official Destination Loyalty Islands Tourism site.

Copyright: Richard chesher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Caricate: 11/05/2009
Aggiornato: 23/05/2014
Numero di visualizzazioni:

...


Tags: mare island; loyalty islands; new caledonia; sights; warriors leap
  • Nick Hobgood 8 months ago
    Awesome pano, Richard !!
  • comments powered by Disqus

    Richard Chesher
    Mare New Caledonia Tour
    Richard Chesher
    Pethoen Cave Mare Loyalty Islands
    Richard Chesher
    Mare New Caledonia Accommodation Seday
    Richard Chesher
    Snorkeling Mare New Caledonia Roh
    Richard Chesher
    Asicen Forest Walk Mare Loyalty Islands
    Richard Chesher
    Ascien Cave Mare Loyalty Islands
    Richard Chesher
    Sadro Dancers Avocado Festival Mare Island
    Richard Chesher
    Avacado Dance Mare Loyalty Islands New Caledonia
    Richard Chesher
    Fete Avocat Market Mare
    Richard Chesher
    Nece Bay Mare Loyalty Islands
    Richard Chesher
    Natural Aquarium Mare
    Richard Chesher
    Mare Hotel Nengone Village New Caledonia
    Rommel Bundalian
    White Island
    Andy Bryant
    Col de l'Arc close to Pic St Michel on the edge of the Vercors
    Rommel Bundalian
    Anawangin Cove, Zambales, Philippines
    Alex Dennis Bolado
    Ferris Wheel at Hawally Park
    Hung-Chin Wang
    Panchiao railway station
    Marcio Cabral
    Glacier Perito Moreno
    Tibor Illes
    Bathory-Express - veteran Polish bus
    Alex Dennis Bolado
    Dhow in Souk Sharq
    yunzen liu
    Tibetan dwellings---qiangjiuzhuoma home 2 Nyingchi tibet
    Marcio Cabral
    Torres del Paine at sunrise
    Hung-Chin Wang
    Tungchin st panchiao taiwan
    Igor Leontyev
    Манхэттен
    Richard Chesher
    Water Sports Noumea New Caledonia
    Richard Chesher
    Baie Maa New Caledonia
    Richard Chesher
    Noumea Festival of the Wind with Giant Kites
    Richard Chesher
    Sea Turtles Chelonia mydas Amedee New Caledonia
    Richard Chesher
    Bokissa Private Island Coral Reef 1
    Richard Chesher
    Underwater Sunlight at Ilot Kouare New Caledonia
    Richard Chesher
    Amedee Sea Turtle Heritage
    Richard Chesher
    Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia
    Richard Chesher
    New Caledonia Coral Reef Diversity
    Richard Chesher
    Locekol Beach Mare Loyalty Islands
    Richard Chesher
    Lifou New Caledonia Tour Beach Peng
    Richard Chesher
    Coral Reef Baie de Pain 2 New Caledonia
    More About Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

    Mare Island is the southernmost of the four Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia. It is an uplifted coral atoll with jagged cliffs on the southern shores 130 metres high. The center of the island, the ancient lagoon, is flat and there are several caves and sink-holes - some with salt water and others with fresh water. Air Caledonie offers two flights a day to Mare - a 40 minute flight. There is also a 3.5 hour high speed ocean going catamaran Betico II.  There is just one Mare hotel, the Nengone Village Hotel, one Gite, two tribal stays, and one camping ground. The primary attraction for visitors are the wilderness walks, the snorkelling, the lovely beaches, and the festivals. There is no public transport on Mare but there are small tour buses, taxis, and rental car agencies. The island is small enough that you can also rent a bicycle and visit many of the main tourism destinations. As in all the Loyalty Islands the people speak their own local Melanesian language plus French.