13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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

2
days
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 . On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Fort Teremba, then take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres, and then admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail.

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Sydney, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Bourail. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bourail, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Bourail

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Fort Teremba, Parc des Grandes Fougeres
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Oro Bay and Kuto Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Pic N'Ga and Grotte de Hortense. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Nokanhoui, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, and make a trip to Upi Bay.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bourail to Ile Des Pins takes 3 hours. When traveling from Bourail in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ile Des Pins: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

2
days
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Easo Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Luecille Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Luengoni. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek.

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Getting from Ile Des Pins to Lifou by flight takes about 2.5 hours. April in Lifou sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Lifou

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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach

5
days
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 Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Promenade Pierre-Vernier. Change things up with a short trip to Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue in Yate (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, view the masterpieces at Arts Premiers Galerie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Boucles de Tina, and head outdoors with Canons du Ouen Toro.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Noumea trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lifou to Noumea in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie
Scuba & Snorkeling

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