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A Great Find

Not widely publicised this is an amazing piece of history & fantastic that they have started to... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Charters Towers, Australia
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We love going off the main road to see hidden gems. This is one. It gives you the local history... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Sydney, Australia
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19 Jul 2018
“A Great Find”
20 Jun 2018
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Fort Teremba Presqu ile de Tanghy, La Foa, Grand Terre 98880, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Not widely publicised this is an amazing piece of history & fantastic that they have started to preserve this gem. This attraction is so underpromoted & underutilised. There should be some english translations of the history of this penal colony & what went on here....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We love going off the main road to see hidden gems. This is one. It gives you the local history from the time of it being chosen as a penal settlement till now. Worth the visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stevehowcroft
Reviewed 16 November 2017

While I fully understand that 'why should we speak English? this is New Caledonia' way of thinking from the locals, and as much as they hate to think it, English IS the international language. and in the tourist sector you are not doing yourself any...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MattBriarNZ
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

When driving North you will pass Fort Teremba, this is a great stop for an hour on your journey. A standing history lesson and very friendly staff. Very cheap to go in.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Marianne P
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A visit into a terrible history of convicts deported from the overcrowded prisons of France to the penal colony of Fort Teremba in New Caledonia. Like Port Arthur in Australia, such horrendous treatment of those transported there rests in stark contrast to the beauty of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank CharmedLife11
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The site is undergoing restoration and is already well worth a visit. The persistent New Caledonia attitude of ignoring the requirements of tourists diminished our visitor experience, which takes some effort to get to. The entire site narrative is in French. There is plenty to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank besvenan
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This well restored fort and prison provides visitors with a great insight into a number of interesting periods in New Caledonia's history and has many features to interest adults, children and teenagers. Even though the extensive information is in French, there is an introductory video...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank TonyfromNewtown
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

We drove from Noumea to visit the fort about 1.5 hours. It was an interesting place to visit although we couldn't read most of the historical information signs as they were in french. It was still a nice place to wander around and look at...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank nicolecrone
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