11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  27 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
La Foa, Grand Terre
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Dubai

5
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de la Baie des Citrons. Head to Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC and Maison de la Perlefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, grab your bike and head to Promenade Pierre-Vernier, see Off-Road Tours, and browse the fresh offerings at Noumea Morning Market.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Noumea tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Noumea is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dubai to Noumea. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Plage de la Baie des Citrons ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons

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.
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kuto Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Nokanhoui, then explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ile Des Pins route planner.

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to La Foa.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

1
night
La Foa, Grand Terre

La Foa ©
La Foa is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.Although the provincial seat of the South Province is in Nouméa, La Foa was made the chief town of the administrative subdivision of the South in order to counterbalance the overwhelming weight of Nouméa in New Caledonia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres and then see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read La Foa road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to La Foa takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ile Des Pins in August, La Foa is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Foa

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trip

Parc des Grandes Fougeres
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

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