New Caledonia

New Caledonia (French:Nouvelle-Caledonie) is a dependent overseas territory of France lying in the western Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Sea, to the east of Australia and west of Vanuatu. The territory consists of the main island of Grand Terre, the archipelago of the Loyalty Islands (Iles Loyauté), and numerous small, sparsely populated islands and atolls.

New Caledonia offers beaches, mountaintop fondue in chalets, camping, amazing snorkelling and diving, and fabulous French food.

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New Caledonia regions – Color-coded map

  Grande Terre
The main island. It is one of the largest islands in the Pacific. The barrier reef lying off New Caledonia is second only to the Great Barrier Reef in size.
  Loyalty Islands
Three large populated islands, including Îles Loyauté, just east of Grande Terre.
  Île des Pins
Was one of the few places in the Pacific with trees tall and sturdy enough to provide replacement masts for ships.
  Belep Archipelago
The islets and reefs to the north of Grande Terre, with a small community living on Belep Isle.
  Chesterfield Islands
Uninhabited and incredibly remote, the Chesterfield Islands are an expedition.
  • -22.266666666667166.451 Nouméa — the capital, and the only city of any size.
  • -21.566666666667165.483333333331 Bourail — a farming town.
  • Mueo
  • Port Bousie
  • Thio

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