Theme Week New Caledonia – Païta

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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High Street © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0

High Street © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0

Païta is a commune in the suburbs of Nouméa in the South Province. New Caledonia’s international airport, La Tontouta International Airport, is located there.

The catholic church in the centre of Paita was built in 1875. The modern Cultural Centre in the High Street is worth a look as well. It is used for various exhibitions and cultural performances. The Town Hall (Mairie) is close by.

Town hall © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Locomotive at the former railway station © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 High Street © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cultural Centre © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 Paita church © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0 High Street © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Locomotive at the former railway station © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0
About one mile from the town centre to the north, the former railway station of the Nouméa-Païta railway is worth a visit. A small locomotive which was used until 1940 can still be seen.

In the southeast of Paita petroglyphs possibly dating from the 13th or 14th century B.C. can be seen on a rock at a small river. Some of the petroglyphs look similar to the sun or to flowers. From the road the place can be reached by cement stairs behind a wooden pavilion.

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