We motored in the still morning, heading north along the east coast.
A small community lived at the base of each waterfall.
Captain Cook was the first European to land on New Caledonia in 1774, not far from here.
Waterfalls cascaded in ribbons from the top of Mount Panie' and the UNESCO World Heritage special botanical reserve.
This is the most mountainous section of New Caledonia, where the mountains are right next to the coastline.
A pair of falls cascade down a ridge.