For sure, the size of the Caledonian lagoon invites you to explore and appreciate the mysteries and natural splendor of the sea. However the Caledonian archipelago also calls for you to discover its land! Put on your hiking boots and a comfortable outfit and get ready to explore a region of the world that is still partly unexplored.
Walk with an open heart – on the paths of the Gouaro Deva natural reserve, between the century old majestic trees of the Blue River Provincial Park, in the twists and turns of the Great Ferns Park, climbing the slope of Mont Panié in the Northern Province, the highest peak of New Caledonia with its 1629 meters… Every walk or hike that you might want to take will offer you moments of intense joy, unexpected encounters with surprised Cagous, or surprise in front of plants that do not exist anywhere else in the world. Take a walk and be enriched.
On the Mountain Ridges – if you leave the freshness of the forest, other magical hikes also await you as you walk in equally majestic surroundings. On the island of Maré, accompanied by a guide, climb the peaks of Shabadran. A difficult but one where effort is greatly rewarded with of the most beautiful views of the ocean and wild nature in existence.
Wild Sarraméa – other more accessible hikes also offer amazing rewards. In the town of Sarraméa, paths with various levels of difficulty allow everyone, to climb and enjoy the superb landscapes of this region. Experienced hikers can reach the plateau of Dogny at an elevation of 1010 meters. Several hours of walking are needed in order to complete the path to the beautiful rewards: the unforgettable view of the Valley of Sarraméa, the Bay of Ourail, and the Bay of Canala.
Long Hikes – in both the north and the south, the paths for long hikes have been developed over time. Trail marks and rest stops mark the different stages. The GR NC1 trail crosses the Southern province, starting out from Prony, at its southern edge. Seven stages allow you to explore the red soil of the Great South region, cross beautiful, luxuriant forests, and finally reach the dam of the Dumbéa River.