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The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre near to the historic centre of Nouméa, the capital of New Caledonia

New Caledonia

UNESCO describes New Caledonia’s series of lagoons as “an outstanding example of high diversity coral reef ecosystems.” You can explore this World Heritage Site’s watery wonders when Holland America Line cruises to the archipelago’s capital, Noumea. Plenty of other South Pacific adventures await, as well — from kayak trips on the Dumbea River and treks through Mount Koghi’s rainforest to encounters with the indigenous Kanak culture and rare cagou bird, the unofficial symbol of New Caledonia.


A view of a waterfall in Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia on a Tahiti cruise

Kuto, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

The Isle of Pines—Île des Pins in French, or Kunié to New Caledonia's indigenous Melanesian people—is located 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Grande Terre, the main island of the archipelago that makes up New Caledonia. 

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