14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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

6
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Get outdoors at Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue and Canons du Ouen Toro. Get some cultural insight at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie and Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. When in Noumea, make a side trip to see Karikate Randonnees in Paita, approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea, see the interesting displays at Nakamal 21, and take in the exciting artwork at Arts Premiers Galerie.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Noumea online holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Noumea, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

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Side Trips

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue, Karikate Randonnees
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Oro Bay and Piscine Naturelle. Get outdoors at Kuto Bay and Grotte de Hortense. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga, make a trip to Upi Bay, and get outside with Nokanhoui.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Ile Des Pins online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga

3
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek and then kick back and relax at Easo Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Les Joyaux de Luengoni, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Luengoni, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lifou journey planner.

Fly from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mare.

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

few
hours
Mare

Mare
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Yejele Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mare driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Lifou to Mare in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Mare

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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 . Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Parc des Grandes Fougeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get outside with Ranch de la Courrie, get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, and then examine the collection at Fort Teremba.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bourail trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mare to Bourail takes 3 hours. In July in Bourail, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

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Side Trips

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

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