Hienghène is on the northeast coast of Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France, in the south-west Pacific Ocean. Located in a spectacular coastal landscape, Hienghène has two main attractions - the site of the massacre of 10 independantistes in 1984 and the Linderalique Cliffs - dramatic, black limestone cliffs topped by razor-sharp pinnacles, rising in some places to 200ft above the sea. There is a replica Melanesian village at Club Med to the south and the Goa Ma Bwarhat Cultural Centre contains a small museum and a performance room, where there are occasional theatrical, musical and legend-telling performances. The symbol of Hienghene is its "hen"; the large mass of rock in the bay whose silhouette very closely resembles the farmyard animal.
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