New Caledonia Travel Guide


Photo of New Caledonia Photo: © Destination îles Loyauté - Stéphane Ducandas

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French overseas territory New Caledonia is fairly isolated, separated by 620 miles of open water from its nearest mainland neighbor. Because of its isolation, it is both extremely diverse and home to a wide range of native species. New Caledonia is like a little piece of southern France in the pacific; everyone's a Francophone, but forty percent of the population is indigenous islanders. Cosmopolitan capital Noumea wouldn't look out of place in Europe, with its quaint bistros, expensive shops, and the requisite Chinatown. This urban center is a sharp contrast to the surrounding regions' more open landscape, which runs the gamut from rugged mountaintops to pine tree-lined white sand beaches.


New Caledonia Hotels

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New Caledonia Restaurants

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Things To Do in New Caledonia

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New Caledonia Experiences

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    Take a Dip in the World's Largest Lagoon: New Caledonia is home to the world's largest lagoon; it's approximately 9,267 square... Read more


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