Vanuatu & New Caledonia: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Vanuatu & New Caledonia guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip...
Places in New Caledonia
Not far from the cosmopolitan capital, a different travel experience awaits you. Central Grande Terre offers enriching cultural experiences, coastal scenery and mountain treks. On the west coast you can stay in a Kanak tribu or on a Caldoche farm and explore the surrounding countryside by foot or on horse back.
The Far South
The main attraction of the Far South is its feeling of remote wilderness. The vast, empty region is characterised by its hardy scrub vegetation and red soil, and offers a wide range of activities including hiking, kayaking, abseiling and mountain biking. If you are looking for a bit of action and adventure while you're in New Caledonia, head to the Far South.