The New Caledonian capital of Noumea is the largest city in the South Pacific with a population of..Isle of Pines Information
Eighty kilometres south-east of Noumea lies the enchanting Isle of Pines (14 km wide, 18 km long) a..Oro Bay Information
Reached by sea on foot along a small narrow path and truly out of this world, Oro Bay boasts two..Kuto Bay Information
Kuto Bay has a long white sandy beach bordered by coconut palms and Column pines, which has been..La Foa Information
At the beginning of the century, there was a gold mine at La Foa. The "Queyras" mine was no doubt..Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Info
Tjibaou Cultural Centre Discover the unique architectural embodiment of an age-old identity...Monts Koghis Information
Rising 1061m above Dumbea, Mont Koghis offers superb views over Noumea and the New Caledonian..Amedee Island Information
One of New Caledonia's 'must do' day trips, Amedee is a tiny islet on the barrier reef, dominated..Kanumera Bay Information
Kanumera Bay is a small white sand bay, adjacent to Kuto Bay, where you can swim with flippers..Maurice Bay Information
A beautiful enclosed bay on the southern tip of the Isle of Pines, Maurice Bay is the perfect..Nokanhui Information
Located on the southern point of the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, Nokanhui is a tiny atoll that..Paita Information
Situated at the base of Mont Mou, the first centre of colonisation set up by James Paddon..Roche Percee Information
The Beach and the "Bonhomme de la Roche Percee", an enormous monolith, are situated at the mouth of..Thio Information
On the transversal route between Boulouparis and Thio, the Col de Nassirah (349 m) connects the..Upi Bay Information
The Upi Bay with its crystal clear water can be discovered in a day or half day trip including an..
With a population of only 4350, Bourail is a lively colonial-area settlement and New Caledonia's second largest town. It does get a little more lively than the Arab Cemetery and New Zealand Pacific War Cemetery.
Hunting and fishing are the main pastimes among the local Caledonian community. An unusual rock formation, La Roche Percee, is the most famous landmark in the area. Locals say it is shaped like a face and at low tide, you can clamber over it.
Early risers can see the turtles nearby at Baie des Tortues.
The best beach in the area is the Plage de Poe, with fine white sand, colourful shells and exceptional snorkelling.
The RT1 is a sealed road that skirts the mountains to Bourail, about 150km (93miles) north-west of Noumea, and you can get there either by bus or car.