11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hobart
Fly:  9 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Canons du Ouen Toro. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Promenade Pierre-Vernier. Take a break from Noumea with a short trip to Les Chutes de la Madeleine in Yate, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, get great views at Fol Hill, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Ville de Noumea, and look for gifts at Maison de la Perle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Noumea road trip website.

Hobart, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hobart to Noumea due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, and then make a trip to Upi Bay. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay and then take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Noumea to Ile Des Pins by flight takes about 2.5 hours. May in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can 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
N'Ga Peak ©
N'Ga Peak

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Luecille Beach and then stroll through Plage de Luengoni. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie de Jinek.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lifou online itinerary planner.

Fly from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Lifou

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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), examine the collection at Fort Teremba and then delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourail trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Lifou to Bourail in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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