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20 Reasons You Should Drop Everything And Visit New Caledonia

Heaven. This is heaven. And you can have it all.

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1. First of all, that water.

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2. You can sail along that pristine water in a yacht.

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3. You can snorkel, surf, and kite surf.

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4. Spend time with the locals.

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5. Go for long walks on white sand...

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6. ...or maybe just do absolutely nothing.

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7. The Barrier Reef is the second largest coral reef in the world.

It's UNESCO-listed and it's magnificent.
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It's UNESCO-listed and it's magnificent.

8. There's a place called "Joking Cliffs".

But the view from the top is not a joke. Look at it.
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But the view from the top is not a joke. Look at it.

9. There's an island covered in pine trees.

It's called Isle of Pines.
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It's called Isle of Pines.

10. You can see some incredible sights from a helicopter.

Like this heart-shaped mangrove forest in Voh. New Caledonia is famous for its hearts – and now even has a heart-shaped solar farm in the pipeline. That's why we know you'll love it... ;)
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Like this heart-shaped mangrove forest in Voh. New Caledonia is famous for its hearts – and now even has a heart-shaped solar farm in the pipeline. That's why we know you'll love it... ;)

11. And landscapes that will take your breath away.

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12. You can hike and explore the bush.

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13. Breathe that sweet tropical air.

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14. And indulge in French wine and escargot on a tropical beach...

You'll sample incredible French cuisine on the island, as well as magnificent French wines and champagnes, baguettes, macarons, éclairs, and chocolates.
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You'll sample incredible French cuisine on the island, as well as magnificent French wines and champagnes, baguettes, macarons, éclairs, and chocolates.

15. ...as the sun sets and looks like this:

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16. This is a place where giant green rocks float on pristine, glass water.

In other words, heaven.
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In other words, heaven.

17. It's just...

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18. ...SO...

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19. ...BEAUTIFUL.

*Faints*
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*Faints*

20. And it's insanely close to Australia.

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So close you could just pop over there for a weekend. But you'll want to stay a lot longer.

Find out how you can have it all in New Caledonia here.

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