Port boisé is a hidden gem of the great south of New Caledonia. Southern inhabited point of the great south, Port Boisé is really worth the trip. From Nouméa, count a 2-hours drive to arrive to Port Boisé. Then enjoy! Port Boisé (meaning timbered harbour) has been an important site for timber exploitation in the early days of the colony.
So what to do in Nouméa? If you don’t know yet, a unique experience is a night or 2 at Escapade island. Located just 20 minutes from Noumea by boat, the “Escapade island” luxury resort is a heaven of peace, and the only resort of its kind in New Caledonia. Half of the luxury accommodations are built on land, while
If you are looking for a National Park in New Caledonia, you might look for a long time… 🙂 There is none! The reason is simple, the environment is a competency of each province of New Caledonia. Therefore you will not find National Parks in New Caledonia, but Provincial Parks 😉 That is just a difference of wording! In the
If you are visiting New Caledonia and are interested in a botanical tour to discover its flora and fauna, we recommend you to visit its mangrove forest. The mangrove forest is not endemic to New Caledonia but nonetheless it is a vital environment, unique and often mysterious. The mangrove forest offers a protection of coastline from cyclones, and acts as
On June 28th, the archaelogist M. Christophe Sand, gave an exciting conference at the Tjibaou Cultural Center, in Noumea and presented the latest information about the early population. Here is a quick summary of what archaelogy can teach us: 3000 BC – austronesian migrants left from Asia: It took them nearly 2000 years to arrive to New Caledonia. On their