Zoological and Forest Park

Price: $25.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Outside Noumea Cruise Ship Terminal.
Food/Beverage Provided None Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Some mobility is required to get in and out of the tour vehicle. This tour is wheelchair accessible only if the passenger has some mobility.

Walk the forest trail of exotic plants, encounter endemic animals like the Cagou Bird, and more when you book this eco-adventure in Noumea. Your package includes your entrance fees to the Parc Forestier Michel Corbasson Botanical Gardens and Zoo and transfers to your destination. You'll get to spend up to three hours exploring gardens and zoo on your own, including exploring its Nature Center, glimpsing indigenous wildlife, and more. This attraction is open year-round except for Mondays, Christmas and New Year's Day, making it the ideal tour for a family vacation or impromptu getaway.

Start your eco-adventure with a visit to the iconic Parc Forestier Michel Corbasson Botanical Gardens and Zoo, one of Noumea's most popular attractions. This landscape and zoological park first opened in the early 1970s with a mission to protect the island city's last dry forest plots. Here, you'll come across a wide variety of cacti, a grove of palms and plantations of araucaria, an endemic evergreen pine tree that can grow as tall as 262 feet. Indulge in the beauty of the dry forest and botanical gardens, and get your camera ready to take unforgettable pictures.

Experience wildlife first-hand when visiting the zoo section of the park to discover a wide variety of species and animals that call New Caledonia their home. The forest park and zoo span nearly 89 acres and features over 700 species of wildlife, including indigenous creatures to New Caledonia such as the Caledonian crow, Leach gecko, and the Cagou, a protected native bird of New Caledonia that also serves as an emblem for the country. Take a scenic stroll through the plantations of maquis miner and palms along the marl's forest walk. Wrap up your tour before heading back to Noumea with a visit to the Nature House, where you'll get to learn about the history of the zoo animals and plants in the park as well as catch an exhibit of the rocks that helped formed the island's soil.

Whether you love nature or have an affinity for wildlife, this eco-tour offers the best of both worlds. Book your adventure today and experience the beauty of Noumea's botanical garden and zoo!