Gardens of New Caledonia
Explore the verdant isle of New Caledonia, where a unique mixture of French and indigenous Kanak culture combines with stunning coastal landscapes and riotous tropical blossoms.
Begin in Noumea, and discover a selection of private gardens on the western side of New Caledonia, where French horticultural traditions express themselves through the abundance of Pacific island flora. Visit the Blue River Provincial Park, where endemic crested kagu birds (Rhynochetos jubatus) dart through the undergrowth, the La Foa sculpture garden and the ANZAC Cemetery near Bourail.
Then venture to the east side of the island, where the indigenous Kanak Melanesian culture predominates, with its rich traditions of dance, song and totem carving. See extraordinary landscapes such as the rugged island of Poule Couveuse (‘Brooding Hen’), which nests like its namesake upon the clear turquoise blue of the Pacific.
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