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.

Colours of the Great South - Prony and Yaté


Additional information

TicketsAdults, Kids

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
  • Lunch
  • Complimentary bottled water
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Colours of the Great South - Prony and Yaté

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
June 28, 2018

Morys met us promptly outside our hotel and we set off for the day. We were explained the days events and if this suited us ie a short walk to a water hole. We enjoyed the knowledge Morys shared with us as well as the music and sense of humour. Our lunch stop did not disappoint with amazing views and local food. We enjoyed seeing a different side to New Caledonia rather then the built up city. It was interesting to learn about the country’s past and culture. Highly recommend if you want to learn and see more of this country. Don’t let the price put you off as this is a personalized tour and very intimate you dont get the same experience in a large group. I think it’s good value for money when you take into account a personal tour guide for the entire day and learning local knowledge.
Thanks for an awesome day Morys.
Zoe & Cody from New Zealand
P.S even monkeys fall out of trees haha

November 25, 2019

Highly recommend a tour as you get to learn more about the history and culture firsthand and visit places you wouldn’t normally go on your own.
We were lucky enough to visit the chief of a village and be invited onto his property to share a coffee! It was an amazing experience
Thank you for a great day!

March 13, 2020

We had an amazing day doing the colors of great south tour! We were driven all around the southern part of the island up into the mountains on windy roads. It was so beautiful! Our tour guide Gaetan was so accommodating. He would stop for photo opportunities whenever we asked and offer to take our group photos. He knew we liked seeing beautiful spots of nature so he added a stop for a waterfall especially for us! The lunch stop was at a gorgeous remote area right on the beach. The food was so delicious! We truly enjoyed our day and definitely recommend this company!! They give prompt responses via email and are so helpful!!

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