Visiting Chesterfield Reef on route to Australia from Vanuatu or New Caledonia.

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The regulation concerning the access to Chesterfield et Entrecasteaux reefs has changed since the 14th of August 2018.

These reefs are now a nature reserve (see maps in document download) Red for "no go" réserve - yellow or green for nature reserve.

You must now obtain an authorisation from the government of New-Caledonia to visit this site which is classified as natural reserve.

Click the button below to download documents relating to applying for authorisation.

These documents should be completed and return to the New Caledonia authorities as soon as possible by emailing the completed documents to

As indicated in the request form, the request must be made 3 month before the visit.

Once the request has been received you will be notified of the result of your request as soon as possible.

The information above and the documents referred to is current as at August 2018.
The Down Under Rally accepts no responsibility whatsoever in relation to the validity accuracy or content of the information provided.