Top things to do in The Far South

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in The Far South

Parc Provincial de la Rivière Bleue

Protected Blue River Park is a reserve for many bird species, including the cagou. The landscape is a mixture of the far south’s typical scrub vegetation and dense rainforest, and includes gigantic kaori trees. Take…
Village in The Far South


Once a convict centre, Prony sits in a lush hollow surrounded by forest beside Baie de Prony. A stream runs through the village of corrugated-iron cottages and overgrown stone ruins. The first European inhabitants w…
Church in The Far South

Touaourou Church

If you do any driving around Grande Terre, you're bound to be stunned by the number of old churches. It seems that every village has at least one. At Touaourou, south of Yaté, the church demands a photo. Backed by a…
Viewpoint in The Far South

Le Site de Netcha

Here, there are wooden platforms over the river and shelters and tables overlooking the water where you can picnic. You can camp here (500 CFP per tent) and rent canoes. From RP3, take the signposted road turning so…
Mountain in The Far South

Monts Koghis

Monts Koghis are clad in rainforest and rich native flora, and they have several walking trails; pick up a free route map. Or take a treetop trail on swinging bridges and rope walks with Koghi Parc Aventure. The tur…
Beach in The Far South

Port Boisé

Port Boisé is an isolated bay surrounded by a forest of Cook pines, 6.5km from the turn-off on the main road. The ecolodge here makes a good base for the walking tracks along the coast and to a lookout point. It’s a…
Waterfall in The Far South

Chutes de la Madeleine

This ladylike waterfall, with its wide apron of tinkling water, sits in a botanic reserve in the middle of a vast plain. Swimming is forbidden at the waterfall, but allowed back towards the main road.
Waterfall in The Far South

Cascade de Wadiana

At Goro on the east coast the road passes beside Wadiana falls, which cascade down a rocky slope into a natural pool where you can swim.