Giant Fern Park: one of New Caledonia's most beautiful rainforests

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Giant Fern Park: one of New Caledonia's most beautiful rainforests

An hour and a half from Nouméa, the Giant Fern protected tropical rainforest spans an area of 4,500 hectares, covering the communes of Moindou, Farino, and Sarraméa.

Located in the West Coast Zone (ZCO), which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the park exists to protect this incredible environment. The extraordinary natural surroundings are home to many indigenous plants and animals, and can be explored on foot, by bike, or on a footbike. The signposted trails will lead you deep into the thick forest of palm trees, orchids and – as the name suggests – plentiful tree ferns. There are little coves where you can cool off and spot hearts carved into the rock by the water, or take a break in one of the equipped rest areas or waterside to listen to the birds sing. You might even see a New Caledonian imperial pigeon, thicketbird, or the islands' national symbol, a kagu.
All the family will enjoy exploring and relaxing in the Giant Fern Park, but is also well-known as a place of study for scientists the world over.

Giant Fern Park
Farino

Tel : +687 46 99 50

www.newcaledonia.travel/en/west-coast/farino/giant-fern-park