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Bonhomme de Bourail

Natural wonder in Bourail
  • The region's emblem and one we never tire of seeing and photographing from the beach at La Roche Percée or Turtle Bay.

  • Shaped by the waves over the years, the “Bonhomme de Bourail” is an imposing rock formation named after its resemblance to a man (“bonhomme”). It is such an integral part of the local landscape that it is the symbol for both the Bourail region and the whole of New Caledonia. Its importance also stems from the fact that the site is historically significant to the Kanak population. There used to be an arch next to the “bonhomme” that La Roche Percée beach was named after, but it collapsed a...
    Shaped by the waves over the years, the “Bonhomme de Bourail” is an imposing rock formation named after its resemblance to a man (“bonhomme”). It is such an integral part of the local landscape that it is the symbol for both the Bourail region and the whole of New Caledonia. Its importance also stems from the fact that the site is historically significant to the Kanak population. There used to be an arch next to the “bonhomme” that La Roche Percée beach was named after, but it collapsed a few years ago. However, there is still a tunnel that connects this beach to Turtle Bay, which can be used at low tide like a secret passage.
  • Environment
    • Sea within 300 m
    • Sea view
    • Waterside
    • Beach within 300 m
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • During the loggerhead turtles’ egg-laying period (November to February), dogs are not allowed on the beach at La Roche Percée or Turtle Bay, so as not to disturb the turtles or destroy their nests.
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  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
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