Poindimie, is the main town on the east coast and is renowned for its lush valleys and its picturesque islands.
This town, which is 309 km from Noumea, has a population of around 6200 inhabitants and belongs to the Paici-Camuki custom area. Whether you like walking, diving, hiking or just relaxing – Poindimie has something for you!
This island is considered the most beautiful of the mainland. It is located just opposite Poindimie and you can get to it easily by boat or kayak for a relaxing day on the beach or to observe its rich marine life.
Hiking in the valleys:
- Tchamba Valley: after the bridge over the river Tchamba, follow the path on the right near the bus stop.
- Napoemien Valley: take the right turn after the bank (in the town centre) and right again.
- Ina Valley: follow the path just in front of the bridge leading out of the town.
- Nevaho Valley: take the road just in front of the bridge over the Eewe river and continue along the stony road.
This church, which is to the north of the town, was built in 1865 and is classified as a historical monument.
This church, which is to be found in the Pambou tribe, is built of pebbles stuck together with limestone.
Several hiking paths are signposted including the Koyaboa Path which takes you to a magnificent viewpoint over Poindimie and its surrounding islands.