12 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

12 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Noumea, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
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Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
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Lifou
— 2 nights

6
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with a short trip to Blue River Provincial Park in Yate (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center, visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, and stroll through Plage de la Baie des Citrons.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noumea journey site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Noumea is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Auckland to Noumea due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Blue River Provincial Park
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

3
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.
Ile Des Pins is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, head off the coast to Ile Moro, and stroll through Kuto Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

2
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Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 29th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Lifou Island, then stroll through Baie de Jinek, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Les Joyaux de Luengoni and then Head underground at Lue Jajinyi Cave.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lifou route app.

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes
Les Joyaux de Luengoni ©
Les Joyaux de Luengoni

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