15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  45​min
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Lifou
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Mare
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Visit Amedee Lighthouse and Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noumea: Yate (Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue & La Chutes de la Madeleine). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, head outdoors with Canons du Ouen Toro, stop by Maison de la Perle, and grab your bike and head to Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Noumea trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to New Caledonia Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Yate
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue ©

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Oro Bay and Kuto Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pic N'Ga and Grotte de Hortense. The adventure continues: get outside with Nokanhoui, kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, don't miss a visit to Upi Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Moro.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. July in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

1
night
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Easo Beach and then kick back and relax at Baie de Jinek.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Lifou tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Lifou by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lifou are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Lifou

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach

1
night
Mare

Mare
On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yejele Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Mare trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lifou to Mare in 1.5 hours. In July in Mare, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Mare

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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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 . On the 24th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail, then examine the collection at Fort Teremba, and then kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail and then take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bourail road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mare to Bourail in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

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

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