New Caledonia Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 46%, New Caldeonia is a Melanesian paradise with a distinct French charm, reminiscent of the French Rivera. As a dependent territory of France, this collection of islands is a land of contrasts, where French is spoken but Melanesian traditions are held sacred. The capital of Nouméa, located on the main island of Grand Terre, has a chic feel with many boutiques and expensive restaurants, though its Chinatown displays its multi-cultural roots and has many affordable shops, eateries and is a bargain-hunters paradise. Points of interest include Nouméa Cathedral, Musée de Nouvelle Caledonie, the Nouméa Nouméa Morning Market, Amedee Lighthouse Island, and Anse Vata Beach. Hop over to the other side of the island and meet the Broussards, the "cowboys of Pacific", who tend livestock on the wide open plains of the West Coast. Take a boat ride to the Loyalty Islands, where you can get close to tribes who still practice the customs of the Kanak culture, or simply enjoy more splendors of the land and sea. Even further out is the unspoilt beauty of the Ille des Pins, which is a haven for all things outdoors. From coast to coast, New Caldeonia has a surprisingly diverse landscape, full of wonders and equally matched by the colorful culture and people.
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Discover the Isle of Pines at the southern tip of New Caledonia and located near the Tropic of Cancer. Often called the "Jewel of the South Pacific", the island is surrounded by pristine beaches, swaying palms, spectacular coral,....
|Coordinates:||21 30 S, 165 30 E|
|Main Languages:||French, Kanak Languages|
|Government:||French Dependant Territory|
|Currency:||CFP Franc (XPF)|
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- Location: New Caledonia