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Bourail Information

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.

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