10 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

10 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Caledonia trip itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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

5
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Relax by the water at Anse Vata Beach and Plage de la Baie des Citrons. Get in touch with nature at Ile aux Canards island and Ilot Maitre. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, get a taste of the local shopping with Noumea Morning Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea, and take in the exciting artwork at Arts Premiers Galerie.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Noumea trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Noumea due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Poindimie.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Plage de la Baie des Citrons ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons

few
hours
Poindimie, Grand Terre

Poindimie
Poindimié 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 (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Poindimie trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Noumea to Poindimie by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Poindimie

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, then stroll through Oro Bay, and then kick back and relax at Kuto Bay. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ile Des Pins travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Poindimie to Ile Des Pins takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Easo Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Luengoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes and then head off the coast to Lifou Island.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lifou journey builder site .

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lifou can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach