6 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

6 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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6 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  25​h
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  45​min
Ile Des Pins
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bourail, Grand Terre
— Few hours
Fly:  25​h
End: Los Angeles

2
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Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
On the 17th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island, then visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, then stop by Maison de la Perle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and then kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Noumea travel route builder tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Noumea is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Noumea, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island

1
night
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 19th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, and then kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. In August in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bourail.

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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Grotte de Hortense ©
Grotte de Hortense

few
hours
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 . Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bourail trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ile Des Pins in August since evenings lows in Bourail dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail

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