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Dumbea River Big Pool New Caledonia

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There is a lot of history here. This is the Dumbea River Watershed Reserve and the water from this river supplied the growing city of Noumea with fresh water for over a hundred years.

Noumea was founded in 1854. It was, at first, called Port de France and the location was selected for the excellent natural harbour. But the site had no source of fresh water. At first a small river, the Yahoué, supplied water to the colony but it was never enough and in 1893 the colonists built an impressive 20km long aqueduct up into the mountains where they constructed a dam on the Dumbea river.

The mountain watershed around the Dumbea was protected as a water reserve and no building or mining was allowed to threaten Dumbea's water supply area. The pathway I stood on when I took this sphere image covers the 120 year old iron aqueduct

The enormous natural pool below me was a popular swimming hole when the dam was being built just a short distance from here. By 1996 Noumea had over 76,000 residents and the Dumbea could no longer supply Noumea's water requirements. Plus the old iron aqueduct had some serious leaks. The City built a new aqueduct over 50 km long to the Tontouta River and this was put into service in 2001.

The Dumbea aqueduct is now abandoned and the old iron pipe broken in many places. But the mountainous watershed reserve is still a protected wilderness area and a very popular place for Noumea residents to picnic and camp on the weekends. In 2010, following a series of fires set by mindless, drunken weekend idiots the government barred the road and the river to prevent access by cars. Now, if someone wishes to visit this huge pool they have to walk about an hour to get there.

People still do make the trek, but not people with big coolers full of beer and BBQ fixings. They stay in an area where there are picnic facilities along the winding dirt road, in a zone that can be accessed more easily by fire trucks.

One remarkable side effect of the need to walk to the site, in addition to the absence of blaring country western, reggae and hip hop, is that after only two years a lot of the graffiti has faded away and the litter has vanished. Areas that were blackened cinders just a couple of years ago are now showing a blush of green again.

When I stood right in the same spot in 2009 the big pool was well populated with swimmers. Sun bathers lay like big colourful seals on the river rocks. Last Saturday when we hiked here to take this sphere image we only saw one family of four and one jogger. It was nice, actually.

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A: Petroglyph Dumbea River New Caledonia

Richard Chesher作, ここから70メートル

 Can you find the spiral petroglyph carved into a river rock in this sphere image? Look around. It's ...

Petroglyph Dumbea River New Caledonia

B: Bigrock Rapids Dumbea River New Caledonia

Richard Chesher作, ここから300メートル

This lovely, clear river is part of a large water reserve only 20 minutes from Noumea. The New Caledo...

Bigrock Rapids Dumbea River New Caledonia

C: Dumbea River Squeeze New Caledonia

Richard Chesher作, 1.4kmかなた

The Dumbea River was once the primary water supply for Noumea, New Caledonia. The first dam was built...

Dumbea River Squeeze New Caledonia

D: Dumbea Tumble Gorge New Caledonia

Richard Chesher作, 1.7kmかなた

Here's a message for all you dedicated 360 photographers.When I took the photo "Dumbea River Reach" n...

Dumbea Tumble Gorge New Caledonia

E: Dumbea River Reach New Caledonia

Richard Chesher作, 1.8kmかなた

The Dumbea River is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Noumea. It is one of the most beautiful wild...

Dumbea River Reach New Caledonia

F: GRNC1 Dumbea Ridge

Richard Chesher作, 1.9kmかなた

After 100km of treking through wilderness the GR©NC1 trail terminates (for now) at the river of Dumbe...

GRNC1 Dumbea Ridge

G: Dumbea River Crossing New Caledonia

Richard Chesher作, 2.8kmかなた

The Dumbea flows from a vast wilderness that was designated a "water reserve" protecting the water su...

Dumbea River Crossing New Caledonia

H: New Caledonia River Dumbea Big Rock Pool

Richard Chesher作, 3.1kmかなた

The north branch of New Caledonia's Dumbea River has lots of lovely places to picnic and have a swim....

New Caledonia River Dumbea Big Rock Pool

I: Trekking New Caledonia Dumbea River Pool

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One of the great pleasures of trekking in New Caledonia are the crystal clear rivers. This pool is on...

Trekking New Caledonia Dumbea River Pool

J: Dumbea River North New Caledonia

Richard Chesher作, 3.4kmかなた

The Dumbea River is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Noumea. It is one of the most beautiful wild...

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ニューカレドニアはオーストラリアとニュージーランドに最も近い南太平洋島です。ニューカレドニアはフランス領であり、フランス語が公用語として使われておりますが、文化はメラネシア、ヨーロッパ、ポリネシア、ベトナム、中国、インドネシア等多くの国の歴史をブレンドした国際的でユニークな文化を築いております。ニューカレドニアには、グランドテールと呼ばれる1つの大きな山の様な島と6つの小さい島があります。– 3つのロイヤルティー諸島、ベレップ諸島、イルデパン島

島には果てしなく広がる荒野があり、そして驚くほど住民が少ないアイランドです。また何百キロメートルのウオ―キングトレック、キャンプ場、42以上の公園および特別保留地と輝やく滝を保つクリスタルクリアの川があります。人口3分の1ほとんどがヌメアの首都に居住しています。ニッケル採鉱はニューカレドニア第一の産業として、国の高い生活水準への主な役割をしています。グランドテールは世界で2番目に大きい堡礁に囲まれており、この堡礁によって造られ保護されたラグーンは、世界で最も大きいと言われております。この24,000平方キロメートルの巨大なラーグンは、2008年に世界遺産として記録され、多種多様の魚と無脊椎動物の豊かな動物群をサポートしています。

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