And if you put on your explorer's hat for a few hours or a few days to set out and explore the waterways? In a canoe or a kayak, on your own or with a guide, with your friends or in a larger group, there is no shortage of chances to imagine yourself as Indiana Jones as long as you focus on treks matched to your skills.
On the Smooth Water
To practice and become used to handling light watercraft, New Caledonia allows you to explore the waters without facing the sometimes turbulent waves of the ocean. Along the Dumbéa River or the Ouenghi river, or even along the calm lake of the Blue River Park, you can be initiated into the art of rowing effectively in a spirit of sport and relaxation. A moment of unlimited shared pleasure.
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Under the Light of the Full Moon
Add a touch of mystery by embarking on a solo or two-person kayak trip after the sun has set. In the heart of the Blue River Provincial Park, the night of every full moon provides a chance to discover the drowned forest from a new angle. Simply lit by the moon and the stars, your excursion is both restful and fascinating and cannot avoid ending with shared moments of laughter.
Heading for the Forgotten Coast
The most sports-minded will appreciate a wilder destination. Therefore, the Forgotten Coast is the land of their dreams! Far from civilization, accessible only by sea, this luxuriant and dense part of the eastern Caledonian coast is fabulous territory for courageous explorers. For periods of time from two to five days on average, find your inner Robinson Crusoe and set out to discover this magical and preserved area of Caledonia, between the villages of Yaté and Thio.
Whether you are an amateur on a peaceful river or bound for the sea, kayaking has one common feature: the human experiences that it provides for you. Even for a few hours, sharing the same physical effort and discovering the same colorful landscapes create or strengthen bonds between participants. On this type of craft, communication and mutual support are a must. And for those who love the Forgotten Coast, you can share some unforgettable moments with the inhabitants of this slice of heaven!
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