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A Brief Exploration into New Caledonia History:

1774 - James Cook, en route to New Zealand on board his ship ´Resolution', discovered a large island he named "New Caledonia" in homage to Scotland. He dropped anchor in the Bay of Balade on the North East Coast. The ship's log describes ...

 

Activities: Big Game Fishing

Fishing is big in New Caledonia: it is one of the locals’ favourite pastimes. It is always possible to share their passion by participating in fishing expeditions to catch tuna, marlin & deep snapper. Your excitement is guaranteed.

 

Activities: FLY FISHING, SPINNING AND LIGHT TROLLING

Largely undiscovered as yet in New Caledonia, fly fishing and rod fishing are attracting numerous fishing enthusiasts. Fish are plentiful in this part of the world : bonefish, snapper and New Caledonia carangue as well as marlin, tuna and ...

 

Activities: Freediving Training and Aquatic Trip

Addressed to beginners as well as confirmed ones, willing to improve, freediving trips create magic during the descent. Experiencing constantweight or free immersion, go down along cable to reach covering of corals, filled with ...

 

Activities: SCUBA DIVING

Scuba dive in a huge area: New Caledonia has the largest and most beautiful coral lagoon in the world… a lagoon of 24,000 sq km… with a 1,600 km long barrier reef that borders a sea environment of exceptional variety and beauty and an ...

 

Activities: WATER SKIING AND WAKEBOARD

For those seeking an adrenaline rush: the Cote Blanche at the tip of Nouméa’s peninsula. A water skiing school (wakeboard, monoski etc.) offers fans optimal conditions as regards both equipment and tuition. The equipment is of course ...

 

Activities: WHALE WATCHING AND DOLPHIN EXPERIENCE

Whale watching excursions are organised from Nouméa and from the south of the mainland from July to September. The whales can be seen swimming in the bays of the southern lagoon and Lifou during the mating season and can also be observed ...

 

Activities: WINDSURFING AND SURFING

The Bay of Anse Vata and Cote Blanche both in Nouméa are the windsurfers’ favourite locations: every year international championships such as the “Trophée des Alizés”, attract top world competitors, specialised media, … and thousands of ...

 

Angkor Wat Temple

The Angkor Wat Temple, the mysterious Hindu Temple built by King Suryavarman II at the height of the Khmer Empire in the 12th century is the world's largest temple complex. onsists of many sandstone temples, chapels, causeways, terraces and ...

 

Banteay Kdei Temple (the citadel of chambers or the cells citadel)

Banteay Kdei (the citadel of chambers or the cells citadel). Date: second half of the 12th to the beginning of the 13th century (1181). King: Jayavarman VII . Cult: Buddhist  Banteay Kdei or Parvatathagata, royal monastery and also ...

 

Banteay Srei Temple

Banteay Srei was built in the late 10th century and is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple is square with entrances at the east and west. Of chief inter-east are the three central towers, which are decorated with male and female ...

 

Baphoun Temple

The Baphuon, a pyramidal representation of mythical Mt Meru, is 200m north - west of the Bayon. It was constructed by Udayadityavarman II (reigned 1049-65) and marked the center of the city that existed before the construction of Angkor ...

 

Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea is one of the most interesting of Angkor's many temples, but was also one of the hardest to reach. Since the road has improved recently makes this site becoming very popular.  This 12th century temple is enclosed by a moat ...

 

Culture in Vanuatu

With a population of approximately 217,746 (from the Vanuatu Statistics Bureau 2005), Vanuatu boasts 113 distinct languages and innumerable dialects. This makes it one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth.  This amazing ...

 

Currumbin is a photographer's paradise

Currumbin is a photographer's paradise with spectacular views north and south. The gentle surf and small rock pools make the area's beaches popular with young families. Try your hand at a spot of fishing along the picturesque Currumbin ...

 

Destination: AMEDEE ISLAND

A superb crossing of the lagoon in approximately 40 mins takes you to a beautiful island planted with coconut palms, “bouraos” and “filaos”. A 140 year-old lighthouse (56 m high) built under Napoleon III towers over the unspoilt island with ...

 

Destination: AMEDEE ISLAND: The Amédée Lighthouse

Approximately 20 kms south of Nouméa is the Amedée lighthouse on Amédée Island. This area is populated with great underwater sights, where you can see sharks and manta rays.  Nearby are the Sounois, Tabou and Abore reefs where fish life ...

 

Destination: BOULOUPARIS

With an approximate surface area of 91,000 hectares for 2,000 inhabitants, Boulouparis is one of New Caledonia’s biggest districts, however, its population density is low : around 2 inhabitants per square km. Its community is multiethnic ...

 

Destination: BOURAIL

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 ...

 

Destination: BOURAIL: Belvedere

The view from the Belvédère, between "la Roche Percée" and "la baie des Tortues" is breathtaking. It is accessible by climbing along a path which begins on the beach, beside "la Roche Percée". At the summit the statue of ...