The Blue River Provincial Park is situated within the village of Yaté, in the Great South region of Grande Terre. There are several options for reaching this natural wonder:
- By Rental Car: This is the most flexible way to access and explore the park. Depart from Nouméa, and follow the Route du Sud (RP1) to Mont-Dore. Then, head towards La Coulée before taking the turnoff towards Rivière Bleue (RP3, indicated along the road). Follow the Yaté road until you reach the entrance of the Blue River Park. Park your car at the Pont Pérignon parking area, from where you can explore the park on foot, by mountain bike, or by taking the free shuttle.
- Organised Tours: Numerous service providers in Nouméa offer day trips to explore the park’s wonders.
Shuttle Services within the Park: Once inside the park, a complimentary shuttle service is available to transport you to various trailheads. During peak seasons, it is highly recommended to plan your itinerary and book your shuttle times in advance, as slots tend to fill up rapidly at certain times.
- Park entry is subject to a fee.
- Pack a Picnic: The park provides barbecue areas and water fountains for your convenience.
- Bring Swimwear and a Change of Clothes: The red earth can cause stains.
- Visit the Maison du Parc: This informative centre offers insights into the park’s history and unique features.