Thursday, December 03, 2009

Nouvelle Caledonie... aux couleurs du Pacifique

The Amedee Lighthouse shipped (in 3 pieces) by Napoleon to his penal colony in French Polynesia - today's island of New Caledonia. On a reserve, it can be seen close up on a day boat trip from the capital, Noumea.

Other colours of the Pacific (besides white sand, blue sky and water, and brown mud covering work utes) are to be found underwater in the world's largest and most beautiful lagoon (now on the World Heritage list).

Take your scuba gear or snorkel sets to be awe-struck by the myriad tropical fish and coral of every hue. The coral reef is extensive, second in size only to the Great Barrier Reef across the big pond in Australian waters.

Spotted these guys going for a dive in the protected underwater walk area on Duck Island, just minutes by water taxi from the main town beach.

To book your holiday to New Caledonia contact the Rainbow Concierge

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