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Panoramic pedestrian path

in Farino
17.5 km
Loop
  • The famous heart of Farino is accessible from this trail. Also enjoy the breathtaking views.

  • This 17.5 km trail, which takes 6 hours and 40 minutes to complete, is quite difficult. It begins on a wide trail and climbs steadily through the pine tree area (marker #2). Leave the trail on your left to go up to the Launay Mine peak viewpoint and enjoy its orientation table and the 360° view of the lagoon and the central chain (landmark n°3). These landscapes are also visible from the viewpoint of Me Aretö (altitude 686m). At the viewpoint of the marker n°7, you will have a breathtaking...
    This 17.5 km trail, which takes 6 hours and 40 minutes to complete, is quite difficult. It begins on a wide trail and climbs steadily through the pine tree area (marker #2). Leave the trail on your left to go up to the Launay Mine peak viewpoint and enjoy its orientation table and the 360° view of the lagoon and the central chain (landmark n°3). These landscapes are also visible from the viewpoint of Me Aretö (altitude 686m). At the viewpoint of the marker n°7, you will have a breathtaking view on the plateau of Dogny and Sarraméa.
    You will walk along the park boundary and meander along a forest path from the viewpoint of marker #8. A viewpoint at marker #13 will take your breath away before you return to the wide trail (also accessible to ATVs) that leads you to the famous heart of Farino and the Houé Camp rest area (marker #20). You will reach the kaori area (landmark n°21), from where you will enjoy an easy walk back to the reception and will pass, after a short climb, in front of the "bread oven", a vestige of the colonial era and a witness of human presence in this remote area.

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  • Departure
    Farino
  • Access
    From Nouméa, take the R.T. 1 to the north west. Go past the village of La Foa. Then turn right to take the direction of Canala on the R.P.5. Follow it for about 1250 m and fork towards the village of Farino. Go past the town hall to the northwest, then at 220 m turn right (V.U.2). Go down into the Farino river valley. 550 m further on turn right on the bridge (R.M.22) and join the PGF reception (good dirt track).
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  • Environment
    • In a nature reserve
    • Forest location
    • Mountain view
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Sustainable development
    • Outhouse
    • Picnic area
    • Orientation board
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