How we swam with sea turtles and got accosted by sea snakes

How we swam with sea turtles and got accosted by sea snakes

I'm almost certain the locals would laugh at this title. Since writing it, I've seen a child prod the tricot rayé with a stick and a man carry one by its tail. But I am Australian. So I grew up hearing the mantra: "don't touch snakes, don't go near snakes, if you find yourself near [...]

Roadtrip to the parc provincial de la Riviere bleue

Roadtrip to the parc provincial de la Riviere bleue

The thing I've quickly come to realise about New Caledonia is that you only need to drive a few minutes for the landscape to drastically change. Up in the mountains, about an hour from Nouméa is the breathtakingly beautiful Parc provinicial de la riviere bleue. The park is located on the western edge of the [...]