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Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue

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Address: Yate, Grand Terre 98834, New Caledonia
Phone Number: +687 43.61.24
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I won't repeat the other glowing reviews of Francoise's tour - I agree whole-heatedly. The tour is a full-on, full day tour with constant information covering bio-geography... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I won't repeat the other glowing reviews of Francoise's tour - I agree whole-heatedly. The tour is a full-on, full day tour with constant information covering bio-geography, geology, natural and human history. I lapped it up! I would go back to camp in one of the many great little sites, and perhaps even hire one of the "tree=tents". Check them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We got good info. from the guy at the park entrance and hired 2 bikes for the day. We had a pleasant slow ride out to Pont Germain where we had lunch. Saw 2 Cagou on the off-road walks. 25km there and back on gently red dirt road. Bikes were fine too. A great day out and got some exercise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I spent a fascinating day in this national park in July. I had read reviews on Tripadvisor from people who had rented a car for the day saying that they had been disappointed, and I might have felt the same had I gone the same way (although the scenery is majestic) but if you go with someone who can tell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Hired a car and stumbled on it by accident. Needed food and thought we'd get it in Yate - not a hope so take a picnic! A great out doors place, good for mountain biking or casual biking, kayaking, hiking, etc. Great views and scenery, plus a bus tour to a 1000 year old tree and a chance to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The road from Nouméa to the Blue River National Park is a great road with smooth surface. Probably just resurfaced. But there is no centre line which some getting used to when you normally drive on the left side of the road. It is about 80km from Nouméa. There is no petrol for sale on the road once out of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We hired a car for the day and headed off for the day to the park. Route SP3 has a few turns in it and took about 1.5 hrs from Noumea. We took the shuttle tour option (with 3 girls between 8-14) but you could have hired bikes or trekked around the park. Their is no self drive options in... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We visited the park last week with a guide called Francios Tran, mobile phone +687 786838, but from Noumea just use the last 6 numbers. Right from the prompt hotel pick-up, he didn't hardly stop for breath, and spoke in Japanese as well as perfect English. His knowledge of the geography, geology, and natural history, of New Caledonia is amazing.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

After a long 90 minute drive from Noumea we were very disappointed. The park is a treeless valley with dusty red soil and eroded hillsides. The occasional sprig of rainforest was not enough to justify the trip. The usual unfriendly service from tourist providers didn't make the visit any better.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

•you need time there the park closes at 4.30 so think about it! Go early! •rent a bike and canoe with sud loisir (book in advance! Ok for non sporty people, a minimum of fitness i guess!) •safe parking as people need to pay to enter the parc! •if you dont want to ride a bike there are many walks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

After travelling for about an hour in our rental car we found this newish National Park. It is up on a plateau and has a big lake and river. We rented Mt Bikes and rode for 2 hours seeing a variety of landscapes. Red earth and tropical forest as well as Le Gargou their National, flightless bird. We were lucky... More 

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