Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, Noumea

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Discover the native marine life of New Caledonia at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie. This modest-sized attraction provides an educational introduction to the creatures populating the barrier reef around the islands. In the large aquariums you can see turtles, sea snakes, and giant clams. Mysterious and fascinating creatures like the nautilus mollusc and the self-lighting flashlight fish also reside here. Multi-language explanations are available. Make Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie part of your personalized Noumea itinerary using our Noumea trip generator.
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  • Hire a paddle board (1000 francs), wind surfer, or other water gear. Take a water taxi to Cannard (duck island) swim or sunbathe or even snorkel here. We found the water a little cool- but it is winte...  more »
  • The aquarium is nice enough but really very small. Fish have really large space and turtles make me sentencing in their pool (washed with bleach). I find the very high rate for what it is.
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  • colors colors and still the colors, forms sometimes biearre but eyes stay wide open and we dream then of what we saw
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  • my experience here waas fantastic, although betteer foo dsex schoices! new caledonia altogether was a gerata experienc
  • Gift shop is pricey & does not accept aussie currency. The fish were great, though.
  • Amazing aquarium as it provides a lot of natural light in and is very people friendly. There is a special room which has neon corals which was amazing. Reasonable too. Takes an hour or less to go through.
  • Must visit if you're in Nouméa. Wonderful aquarium with a rich history of research work.
  • As expected, nice tanks, has an outdoor turtle viewing area. Not very big, no need for more than an hour here. Prices are okay.

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