- Nouméa — the chic, French-influenced capital city of New Caledonia and the only real city of any size
- La Foa
Blue River Provincial Park (Parc provincial de la Rivière Bleue)
This national park is located a little over an hour from the capital city on the eastern side of the southern tip of Gran Terre. The closest township is Yaté. The river is of course blue and the hills are made up of red earth. The flora and fauna of the area boasts carnivorous plants (Nepenthes vieillardii), wild orchids (Megastylis gigas), a 1,000 year old conifer tree (Agathis lanceolata), and it is home to the endangered Kagu bird (Rhynochetos jubatus) which is endemic to New Caledonia.
As a nature reserve camping is limited to provided huts which resemble a-frame cabins made from canvas.