20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Lifou
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  45​min
3
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage de Luengoni and Easo Beach.

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Sydney, Australia to Lifou is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Lifou. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Lifou to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

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.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Vestiges du Bagne, then kick back and relax at Oro Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 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 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie and Canons du Ouen Toro. When in Noumea, make a side trip to see Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue in Yate, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 6th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Noumea trip planning website .

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Noumea by combination of car and flight takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bourail.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue, KOGHI PARC AVENTURE
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

5
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 . Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee and Sentier de la petite cascade. Venture out of the city with trips to La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees) and Parc des Grandes Fougeres (in Farino). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, get outside with Ranch de la Courrie, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bourail trip planner.

You can drive from Noumea to Bourail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Farino, La Foa
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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

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