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Ouvea Lekiny Cliffs Ascent

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The Lekiny Cliffs Ouvea Tour (costing 800 cfp - about 8 Euro each) includes climbing up an interesting ladder to reach a platform carved by the sea hundreds of thousands of years ago during the time when the atoll was being tilted by the changing sea floor. The coral skeletons that formed the cliffs are mostly eroded into smooth stone but here and there you can clearly see the coral heads and their characteristic polyps. For details about this tour - and how to arrange it - click on the Island of Ouvea in the Tourism Guide to New Caledonia

Visit the official Destination Iles Loyalte website on Ouvea, Loyalty Islands

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Ouvea Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

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A: Ouvea Tour Lekiny Cave

door Richard Chesher, 80 hier vandaan

The Lekiny tour includes a visit to a cave. In the old days the people of this area used to hide in t...

Ouvea Tour Lekiny Cave

B: Ouvea Tour Lekiny Cliffs

door Richard Chesher, 90 hier vandaan

Ouvea tours include a walk to the uplifted coral cliffs in Lekiny Bay. The walk is usually done at lo...

Ouvea Tour Lekiny Cliffs

C: Ouvea Lekiny Cliffs Arrival

door Richard Chesher, 350 hier vandaan

Ouvea is an old atoll, tilted up on the southeastern side by a rise in the sea floor over a million y...

Ouvea Lekiny Cliffs Arrival

D: Ouvea Lekiny Pass

door Richard Chesher, 1.2 hier vandaan

Ouvea is an atoll made up of many islands. Two of the largest islands, Mouly and Fayaoué, are separat...

Ouvea Lekiny Pass

E: Ouvea Paradis Beach Low Tide

door Richard Chesher, 1.4 hier vandaan

Low tide on the northeastern end of Paradis Beach in Ouvea - a vast expanse of sand rippled by the so...

Ouvea Paradis Beach Low Tide

F: Ouvea Paradis Beach Footprints

door Richard Chesher, 1.4 hier vandaan

Footprints in the sands of paradise, washed clean each tide by the sea.Here is our planet in full spl...

Ouvea Paradis Beach Footprints

G: Ouvea Paradis Beach Tideline

door Richard Chesher, 1.4 hier vandaan

There is an amazing variety of tiny sea shells in the tide line on the Paradis Beach in Ouvea. Scient...

Ouvea Paradis Beach Tideline

H: Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Ripple

door Richard Chesher, 1.4 hier vandaan

The most enjoyable time to do the Mouly Beach walk is at low tide. Then the beach is at its widest an...

Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Ripple

I: Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Ripple1

door Richard Chesher, 1.4 hier vandaan

The most enjoyable time to do the Mouly Beach walk is at low tide. Near the Lekiny Pass the beach is ...

Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Ripple1

J: Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Surfing

door Richard Chesher, 1.4 hier vandaan

Ouvea is the perfect spot for those who like the surf very small. The calm lagoon water, like the sof...

Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Surfing

Dit panorama is genomen in Ouvea Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

Dit is een overzicht van Ouvea Loyalty Islands New Caledonia

Ouvea Atoll is the northernmost of the four Loyalty Islands. The eastern side of the atoll was uplifted millions of years ago so the whole eastern side forms one long narrow coral island with one of the world's most spectacular white sand beaches along the proctected lagoon.

Ouvea is a 40 minute flight from Noumea, New Caledonia aboard Air Caledonie's new ATR turboprop planes. There is one 4 star Ouvea hotel - the Paradis d'Ouvea - two "Gites" and 6 "tribal stay" accommodation. There are also two managed campsites.

Ouvea is popular with visitors - especially Japanese visitors - primarily because of the breathtaking beauty of the beach, but also because of the clear protected waters and coral reefs that offer great diving, interesting walks and annual festivals to attend.

Two distinct cultural groups live on Ouvea, the Polynesian speaking people of the northern villages and the Melanesian speaking people of the southern villages. All of them also speak French and are French citizens because New Caledonia is part of France.

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