11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  9 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Hobart

4
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Promenade Pierre-Vernier and Canons du Ouen Toro. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and La Chutes de la Madeleine. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Ville de Noumea, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Noumea travel planner.

Hobart, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Noumea is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Les Chutes de la Madeleine
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Off-Road Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Promenade Pierre-Vernier ©
Promenade Pierre-Vernier

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 14th (Thu), head off the coast to Isle of Pines, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Upi Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kuto Bay and then take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ile Des Pins trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Luecille Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Luengoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie de Jinek.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lifou day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Lifou

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Luecille Beach ©
Luecille Beach

2
nights
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 . On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba and then take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bourail online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lifou to Bourail takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Teremba, Parc des Grandes Fougeres
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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

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