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New Caledonia

The island of New Caledonia (French name Nouvelle Caledonie) is situated in Melanesia, between Queensland in the West, and Fiji in the east. It covers an area of 18,575 square kms and is just below the Tropic of Capricorn.

The principal languages spoken here are French, Melanesian and Polynesian dialects.
The population is approximately 207,800 people.

Here is a photo taken from the capital, Noumea (the area where I spent the entire 6 days of my holiday)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A wonderful tropical Island with French and Polynesian flavour
  • Cons:Extremely humid weather - avoid Xmas time?
  • In a nutshell:A great place to have some French environment close to Australia
  • Last visit to New Caledonia: Dec 1989
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • youssef09's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    very nice page :! greetings from so far

  • antonio1's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2007 at 8:05 PM

    your pictures are most of them so dark...I have to go there next week for one week, I hope to take more nice pictures for you.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2005 at 8:21 AM

    Hope I make it to New Caledonia this year :). Thanks for the tips!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2004 at 9:08 AM

    Good info on this French island.

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2004 at 11:29 AM

    Sounds like a magical place to spend New Year's Eve. Enjoyed reading about your real-life local experiences there!

  • Drphoto's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2003 at 10:36 PM

    Hmm, New Caledonia... Interesting. Glass Bottom Boat ride must be a great experience.

  • d_d's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2003 at 5:39 AM

    NIce and accurate page!

  • naturalmystic82's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2003 at 7:20 PM

    hey nice pages - i'm going back to nc on the 4th july - so hopefully take some more pictures for here - i'm glad you enjoyed noumea though.

  • RitchiS1's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2003 at 1:57 AM

    very good infos , i hope to use them by the time coming to Australia

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2003 at 12:37 AM

    Wow, very beautiful photos, especially I like thje sunset pics...very interesting info as well!!


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