The Forgotten Coast

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THIO, 98829, NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE

Located on the East coast of the mainland, between Thio and Yate, the Forgotten Coast is a natural treasure.


A road crosses the beautifully preserved coastline. The unforgettable views come one after another in a wild environment, devoid of traces of human presence. You feel alone in the world and out of time in this unique place.


An immersion in the wilderness

The nature lovers can explore this area through hiking during about 5 days traveling more than 60 kilometers alternating trails, off-piste and rivers. The circuit requires some fitness and a mandatory preliminary preparation. The walk continues along a coral reef and requires sometimes to cross by swimming or with small inflatable boat across the river arms.

The rest of the route takes you along the slopes leading to grey sandy beaches. It is essential to bring all the necessary camping equipment and food to avoid unpleasant surprises as there is no supply point. Indeed, the route only passes through very few villages and some campsites. Another essential element: get well informed about the tide times because some crossings are only possible at low tide.

Departure will take place from the river Xwé Fachia (Bouquet port) and arrival will be the village of Mamié at 12.5km of Yaté bridge.

The other possibility to visit the Forgotten Coast, for those who want an alternative to this long hike, is the sea kayak rental. This enables you to browse the coast, sea side on a journey of about 4 days. Here also you'll need a preparation to optimize the experience.

This route will ensure you moments rich in emotions thanks to the discovery of these incredible places from a different angle.

Languages - French

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