New Caledonia Overview
New Caledonia is part of Zealandia, a fragment of the ancient Gondwana super-continent. Zealandia separated from Australia 60–85 million years ago.It is speculated that New Caledonia separated from Australia roughly 66 million years ago, subsequently drifting in a north-easterly direction, reaching its present position about 50 million years ago.
The mainland is divided in length by a central mountain range whose highest peak are Mont Panié in the north and Mont Humboldt (1,618 metres (5,308 ft)) in the southeast.The east coast is covered by a lush vegetation.The west coast, with its large savannahs and plains suitable for farming, is a drier area. Many ore-rich massifs are found along this coast.
The Diahot River is the longest river of New Caledonia, flowing for some 100 kilometres (62 mi).It has a catchment area of 620 square kilometres (240 sq mi) and opens north-westward into the Baie d’Harcourt, flowing towards the northern point of the island along the western escarpment of the Mount Panié.Most of the island is covered by wet evergreen forests, while savannahs dominate the lower elevations.The New Caledonian lagoon, with a total area of 24,000 square kilometres (9,300 sq mi) is one of the largest lagoons in the world. It is surrounded by the New Caledonia Barrier Reef.
Detailed Map of New Caledonia
Top Videos for Cruise Destination New Caledonia–Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
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Dream, the Isle of Pines - New Caledonia (HD)
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Noumea, New Caledonia
Video of Noumea the capital city of the french overseas territory New Caledonia. March 2010. Music author Avid /Pinnacle (Scorefitter Music) Vidéo de Nouméa, capitale de collectivité d'outre mer de Nouvelle Calédonie. Mars 2010.
New caledonia... Fantastic island
Fantastic.... so cool!!!
New Caledonia: Nouméa, Grande Terre, Neukaledonien - Landscape and city
Visiting Nouméa in New Caledonia, the biggest city on the biggest island Grande Terre. Check the beautiful coastline as well as the chessboard-city with its wonderful landscape - but also the mine.
Fly With Grace: New Caledonia - Part 1/4
Well, the time has come to share with you my adventure in the heart of the pacific in New Caledonia! It's a relaxed, easy-to-watch documentary of self discovery, enlightenment and adventure. It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you a memorizing wonderland.
New Caledonia's road to independence
New Caledonia is one of the last territories in the Pacific yet to achieve self-government. Its links to France remain strong but it also has fierce pro-independence forces. Secessionist unrest in the 1980s and 90s saw the signing of an accord under which a referendum on independence will be held before the end of this decade.
Noumea, New Caledonia, October 2013
My wife and I spent 3 days in Noumea on a recent 1.5 week trip to New Caledonia. The following sights are featured in this video: - Port Plaisance - Baie de Citrons - Anse Vata beach - Noumea Aquarium - Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre - Mwa Ka totem pole and other wood carvings - Cathedral - F.O.L.
New Caledonia Travel Doc Part 01
New Caledonia is an outstanding destination, due largely to the magnificent barrier reef which surrounds the main island of Grande Terre. It is the second largest in the world and is, unsurprisingly, an underwater maze of natural beauty. But the islands themselves are more than capable of entertaining the holidayer.
Carnival Cruise to New Caledonia - Noumea, Isle of Pines and Maré
A bunch of videos I put together from our cruise holiday to New Caledonia in October/November of this year. Music is 'Follow the Sun' by Xavier Rudd - No copyright intended.