15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  30​h
1
Noumea
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lifou
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
4
Poindimie
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hienghene
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bourail
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Cleveland

4
nights
Noumea

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea and Amedee Lighthouse. Spend the 27th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, head outdoors with Canons du Ouen Toro, browse the fresh offerings at Noumea Morning Market, and appreciate the history behind Our Lady of the Pacific.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noumea trip planning website .

Cleveland, USA to Noumea is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Caledonia Time (NCT), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Noumea

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie de Jinek, and then stroll through Easo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Les Joyaux de Luengoni, don't miss a visit to Historische Kirche Eacho, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lifou trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Noumea to Lifou in 1.5 hours. November in Lifou sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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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
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 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Oro Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, then get outside with Nokanhoui, and finally make a trip to Upi Bay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Poindimie.

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

few
hours
Poindimie

Poindimie
Poindimié is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 4th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours.

Before you visit Poindimie, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Poindimie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hienghene.

Things to do in Poindimie

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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1
night
Hienghene

Hienghene ©
Hienghène is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Aire de Repos de Lindéralique and then take in the dramatic natural features at Base d'activite nautique de La Poule de Hienghene.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hienghene day trip app .

You can drive from Poindimie to Hienghene in 1.5 hours. In December in Hienghene, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Hienghene

#Nature, #Parks
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Aire de Repos de Lindéralique ©
Aire de Repos de Lindéralique

2
nights
Bourail

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 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier de la petite cascade, then take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres, and then get outside with Ranch de la Courrie. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, and finally admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bourail tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Hienghene to Bourail takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

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

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