Our “Colours of the Great South of New Caledonia” tour will lead you into the fascinating and wildly unique landscapes of the Great South.

Paradise for explorers and nature lovers, you will discover why the Great South fascinates visitors as well as New Caledonian people!

In our 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’t find anywhere else on the island. Exploited in the now abandoned scenic village of Prony, iron and minerals have shaped this part of the island!

Then is blue! the blue of the “imaginatively” named Blue River, as well as the 50 shades of blue of the south lagoon that you will view while you stop at Cap N’Dua centennial lighthouse, the southern point of New Caledonia mainland.

From the blue of the lake of Yaté, the artificial lake built in 1959 to produce New Caledonia’s electricity (Green 😉 power), the tour will naturally lead to the greens: discover a unique vegetation that has adapted to this iron-rich soil. The Great South is renowned for its rich fauna and flora. It is where you have more chances to see our endemic bird, the cagou, but also discover so many of the endemic plants and trees that grow there.

Your day trip will include a guided visit of the scenic village of Prony, a discovery of Yaté’s lake and Madeleine waterfalls, a 100% locally prepared lunch at Gite Lya seaside restaurant, and a few more stops including a stop at Wadiana falls and of course at Cape N’Dua.

A discovery of the Great South of New Caledonia is a must-do that you and your eyes will not forget. Contact us and we will organize you an amazing Great South tour!


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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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
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

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