The Great South, comprising the Mont-Dore and Yaté municipalities, is the most symbolic region for New Caledonia’s three main colours: blue, green and red. From the rainforest to the mining lands there are a thousand shades of green, while the ocean offers a dazzling palette of blues. But if one colour dominates the Great South, it is the specific red of its ground.

the Blue River Provincial Park in Yaté
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A great many humpback whales come to the Bay of Prony each year to reproduce. These magnificent cetaceans perform spectacular jumps which have become a choice subject for ‘whale watching’, particularly appreciated by tourists in the winter season. Studied in New Caledonia since 1996, humpback whales are, however, subject to necessary protection. All of the service providers associated with this activity have signed a charter of conduct, allowing whales to be observed without disturbing their movements.

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