Mountain biking near a river in the Rivière Bleue Provincial Park in Yaté, in the Grand Sud of New Caledonia.Blue River Provincial Park, Yaté
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All things to do and see in the Great South

New Caledonia’s Great South is a playground for adventurers and explorers, offering the perfect ingredients for an escape from the ordinary! Against the backdrop of red earth and mining landscapes, with the stunning Lagon Sud (South Lagoon) in view, the natural parks and vast open spaces beckon you to enjoy hiking, river and sea kayaking, and mountain biking. In this untamed and surprising terrain, you’ll encounter the Blue River Park, home to numerous native species, including the iconic cagou bird. Additionally, it is in the Great South’s lagoon that humpback whales grace the waters every year, from mid-July to mid-September. These expansive landscapes offer an array of outdoor activities to relish. To help you plan your adventure, here’s a comprehensive list of things to do and see in the Great South!