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Närliggande bilder i New Caledonia

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A: Ouano Overlook New Caledonia

av Richard Chesher, 2.1 km bort

Exercise is definately good for the spirit and hiking up a winding trail to enjoy a vista like this o...

Ouano Overlook New Caledonia

B: Approaching the Mangrove Swamp

av Gregory Panayotou, 2.7 km bort

Approaching the Mangrove Swamp

C: Like In a Fairy Tale

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.0 km bort

Like In a Fairy Tale

D: The Tree & The Sunset

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.0 km bort

The Tree &  The Sunset

E: MoonRise Over Ouano Lagoon

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.0 km bort

MoonRise Over Ouano Lagoon

F: Flying Over Ouano Surf Camp

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.0 km bort

Flying Over Ouano Surf Camp

G: Ouano Surf Camp Garden

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.0 km bort

Ouano Surf Camp Garden

H: Sunset Over Ouano Bay

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.1 km bort

Sunset Over Ouano Bay

I: Sunset At Low Tide

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.1 km bort

Sunset At Low Tide

J: Orange Sunset

av Gregory Panayotou, 3.2 km bort

Orange Sunset

Det här panoramat togs i New Caledonia

Detta är en översikt av 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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