Located in the Nouméa district of Montravel, you access the Park via Teyssandier de Laubarède road that goes up the hill. From here, you can admire many beauties of the landscape: the Mont-Dore, the lagoon and the Tjibaou cultural center.
A botanical garden in the heart of the city
The Zoological and Forest Park-Michel Corbasson open since 1972, is both a botanical garden that hosts a well stocked vegetable collection including trees and plants of the territory, but also a zoological park containing all kinds of animals.
The park managed by the Southern Province, is named Michel Corbasson in the name of the director of water and forests services of Caledonia who created the park.
The place is known for its beautiful dry forest of 36 hectares (one of the last of Nouméa), its araucarias and palms. Regarding local wildlife, you can discover the famous cagou emblematic bird of New Caledonia, geckos, notous, green parakeets of Ouvea and "roussette" bats, the famous typical small bat of New Caledonia ...
A park made for children
A large aviary has been built in which you can enter through a hatch to find yourself in the midst of all kinds of birds. Many other animals enlive the park as monkeys, peacocks, goats and even a vivarium housing snakes.
An educational farm gathers deer, donkeys, pigs, rabbits to help children discover the farm universe. Next to the site is a playground.
Picnic tables are available for a short break with family and as well as a cafe near the entrance. It's a soothing place that will delight young and old combining walk and discovery, along footpaths.
The Zoological and Forest Park is also home to the House of Nature dedicated to biodiversity of New Caledonia as a permanent exhibition. It is open the same hours as the park.
For details on the species and the life of the park, it is possible to book guided tours.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:15am to 5:45pm
Price: 600 XPF for adult - 300 for students and senior, free for children under 6
Phone: +687 27 89 51