20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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20 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  26​h
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mare
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lifou
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  45​min
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
Johannesburg

1
day
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 17th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail, stroll through Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, then head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourail trip maker site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bourail is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to New Caledonia Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Bourail to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Mare.

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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail
Eglise de Bourail ©
Eglise de Bourail

2
days
Mare

Mare
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Yejele Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mare tour builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bourail to Mare in 3 hours. Traveling from Bourail in December, expect nights in Mare to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. You will leave for Lifou on the 20th (Thu).

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3
days
Lifou

Lifou ©
Get in touch with nature at Plage de Luengoni and Luecille Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Easo Beach and Baie de Jinek.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Lifou road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mare to Lifou takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lifou can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island

3
days
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 Piscine Naturelle and Oro Bay. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kuto Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, and get outside with Nokanhoui.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. December in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Noumea.

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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

8
days
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Visiting Anse Vata Beach and Ilot Maitre will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maison de la Perle and Chocolats Morand Noumea. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, choose your vessel at Dalocean Charter - Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea, and meet the residents at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noumea online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

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Maison de la Perle ©
Maison de la Perle
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Plage de la Baie des Citrons ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons

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