10 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

10 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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10 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Lifou
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Bourail, Grand Terre

Bourail ©
Bourail is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.GeographyBourail a rural town of Grande Terre . To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bourail day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Caledonia Time (NCT) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Bourail hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Bourail

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Fort Teremba
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Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba
Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail

2
nights
Ile Des Pins

Ile Des Pins ©
Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle and then kick back and relax at Oro Bay. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, and then make a trip to Upi Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins tour itinerary site .

Getting from Bourail to Ile Des Pins by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bourail in May, expect nights in Ile Des Pins to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes and then kick back and relax at Baie de Jinek. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Easo Beach and then kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lifou trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 2.5 hours. In May in Lifou, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Lifou

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Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek

3
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maison de la Perle and Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie and Arts Premiers Galerie. Take a break from Noumea with a short trip to Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue in Yate, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 13th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Tonton Jules, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Ville de Noumea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Noumea trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lifou to Noumea in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Maison de la Perle ©
Maison de la Perle
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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