18 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

18 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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18 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
1
Bourail
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Mare
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  45​min
5
Noumea
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 . For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bourail road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Bourail is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Bourail reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Bourail

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Parc des Grandes Fougeres
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail

1
night
Mare

Mare
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yejele Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mare trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bourail to Mare in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Mare

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Luengoni and Luecille Beach. Visiting Baie de Jinek and Easo Beach will get you outdoors.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lifou trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mare to Lifou takes 1.5 hours. In July in Lifou, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oro Bay and Nokanhoui. Explore hidden gems such as Kuto Bay and Upi Bay. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, head off the coast to Ile Moro, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, and Head underground at Grotte de Hortense.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In July in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noumea.

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

9
nights
Noumea

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Head to Maison de la Perle and Chocolats Morand Noumeafor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Amedee Lighthouse and Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea are in your itinerary. Explore Noumea's surroundings by going to Yate (Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue & La Chutes de la Madeleine) and Karikate Randonnees (in Paita). Spend the 21st (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore and take pictures at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Yate, Karikate Randonnees
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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