A Trip To The Far North of New Caledonia
Posted by on 01 Nov 2019 , in Islands
The Far North of New Caledonia is a long way from the capital Noumea and is a very remote region, but travelling there is well worth it.
Travellers can choose either the Western route or the Eastern route to get to the Far North. Both routes offer beautiful landscapes filled with remote beaches, caves, and mines. Wildlife can also be seen freely exploring the region, such as wild horses running free.
Fishing in the Far North
One of the most popular reasons to take this trip is for the fishing. This area is considered among the top 5 places for fly-fishing. The area is sparsely populated by people but is teeming with fish, so much so that a catch is practically guaranteed.
Learn About New Caledonia
The Far North is well known for its mining industry, dotted with mines and caves throughout the area. This is the epicentre of New Caledonia’s mineral deposits and is very important to the history of the islands.
Mining is one of the primary economic contributors of New Caledonia. Its influence on the history and development of the island over the centuries has been large. Because of this, travellers will find a lot of interesting facts and stories in the Far North, perfect for those who want to learn more about New Caledonia.
Enjoy the Calm
With only a few thousand people permanently living in the area of the Far North, many visitors find a sense of calm and welcome isolation. It is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy nature in all of its glory. Have a picnic by one of the many bays in the area, take a stroll along the pristine beaches, or simply read a book while listening to the gentle waves.
Explore the Local Scenery
Because of the small population relative to the area of the Far North, and its distance from the capital, towns here can offer very distinct atmospheres, with incredibly kind and welcoming locals. One such example is Poum, nestled between two stunningly beautiful bays.
The Far North may not be the first thing people think about New Caledonia however, for anyone with the time or curiosity, it is certainly well worth the trip.