Our “Colours of the Great South” tour will lead you into the fascinating and wildly unique landscapes of the Great South.
The Great South region is a paradise for nature lovers and you will discover why it does fascinate visitors as well as New Caledonian people!
In this day trip, discover the 3 colours of the New Caledonian flag: Red is central to the New Caledonian flag and is also omnipresent to the Great South scenery: an iron-rich ground that you can find that has shaped the Great South. Blue from the sea, but also from the many rivers and the lake of Yaté. Finally Green, from a unique vegetation that has adapted itself to the mineral rich soils.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel. After a 30 minutes’ drive you will stop at the popular water fountain of Plum. Fill in the bottles and embark on the rest of your journey!
The tour will then lead you on both West and East coasts of the Great South! Discover the abandoned scenic village of Prony and learn about the rich history of wood trading in the early days of colonization.
Then cross the island and discover the lake of Yaté. Mix of red, blue and green, observe the mysterious and changing character of this region.
Your tour will finally lead you on the East coast of the island. The village of Yaté doesn’t look like a village? Does it look empty? Follow your guide and discover the tribes that discreetly make up the village of Yaté.
Be welcomed in one of the tribes and enjoy a local lunch along the sea. After saying goodbye, your guide will drive you back to the capital city.
A discovery of the Great South of New Caledonia is a must-do that you that your eyes will not forget. Contact us and we will organize you an amazing Colours of the Great South tour!
Oleti, thank you, merci.
NB: The lake of Yaté is a 40Km2 artificial lake that has been built in 1959. It still produces about 20% of New Caledonian electricity.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: your hotel or Airbnb in Noumea.
WEAR: Comfortable clothing (avoid white clothing for this tour 😉 )
- English speaking knowledgeable guide
- Transportation in mini-coach
- Complimentary bottled water