13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Ouvea
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Mare
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
On the 5th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, then view the masterpieces at Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC, and then enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Noumea trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Noumea is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ouvea.

Things to do in Noumea

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse

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nights
Ouvea

Ouvea ©
Ouvea is known for nature and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Mouli Bridge and contemplate the waterfront views at Tortoise Hole.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouvea holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Ouvea takes an hour. November in Ouvea sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you're off toLifou.

Things to do in Ouvea

Parks Nature
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Tortoise Hole ©
Tortoise Hole

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nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): head off the coast to Lifou Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then stroll through Baie de Jinek. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Easo Beach and then kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lifou tour itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ouvea to Lifou. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek

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Mare

Mare
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Yejele Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mare journey planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Mare in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mare are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toIle Des Pins.

Things to do in Mare

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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 13th (Wed), kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, then explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Upi Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mare to Ile Des Pins by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

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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 15th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres, get outside with Ranch de la Courrie, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bourail, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail takes 3 hours. When traveling from Ile Des Pins in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bourail: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 21°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parc des Grandes Fougeres
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Eglise de Bourail ©
Eglise de Bourail

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