9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Ile Des Pins
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  45​min
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Auckland Central

2
days
Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Luecille Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Easo Beach and then kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lifou vacation planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Lifou is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Auckland Central to Lifou due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in December, expect Lifou to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Bourail.

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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek

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 . Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, then head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, and finally admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bourail day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lifou to Bourail in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bourail can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, kick back and relax at Oro Bay, and then kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins online visit planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bourail to Ile Des Pins in 3 hours. When traveling from Bourail in December, plan for slightly colder days in Ile Des Pins, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Noumea.

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

4
days
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
You'll get in some beach time at Anse Vata Beach and Plage de la Baie des Citrons. For shopping fun, head to Maison de la Perle or Noumea Morning Market. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Noumea vacation builder site .

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Noumea by combination of car and flight takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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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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