Map of NEW CALEDONIA
The Loyalty Islands (Ouvea, Lifou, and Mare) balance Grande Terre on our map of New Caledonia. The Isle of Pines is the southernmost island of Melanesia, while 400-km-long Grande Terre is the largest island in the South Pacific outside Papua New Guinea. New Caledonia is a large French colony east of Australia. The territory's two barrier reefs are second only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, while Lifou is the largest uplifted atoll in the world.