7 days in Grand Terre Itinerary

7 days in Grand Terre Itinerary

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7 days in Grand Terre Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Noumea
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hienghene
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bourail
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Noumea

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue. Spend the 9th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, explore and take pictures at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, see the interesting displays at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution & Fun Time.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Noumea trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Noumea, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Hienghene.

Things to do in Noumea

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Hienghene

Hienghene ©
Hienghène is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Aire de Repos de Lindéralique and then explore the striking landscape at Base d'activite nautique de La Poule de Hienghene.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hienghene trip planning website .

You can drive from Noumea to Hienghene in 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hienghene are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Hienghene

#Nature, #Parks
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Aire de Repos de Lindéralique ©
Aire de Repos de Lindéralique

few
hours
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 . On the 12th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail, and then kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourail day trip site .

Getting from Hienghene to Bourail by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Eglise de Bourail ©
Eglise de Bourail
Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail