13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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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:  1 h 30 min
4
Mare
— 2 nights
Taxi + 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, view the masterpieces at Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC, and then visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Noumea online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Ouvea.

Things to do in Noumea

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC ©
Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC

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Ouvea

Ouvea ©
Ouvéa or Uvea is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Ouvea is known for nature and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Mouli Bridge and explore the activities along Tortoise Hole.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ouvea online trip builder.

You can fly from Noumea to Ouvea in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll set off for Lifou on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Ouvea

Parks Nature
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Tortoise Hole ©
Tortoise Hole

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Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 9th (Sat), head off the coast to Lifou Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then enjoy the sand and surf at 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 traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lifou trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options 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
On the 11th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Yejele Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mare road trip site.

Getting from Lifou to Mare by taxi takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Ile 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), stroll through Piscine Naturelle, head off the coast to Isle of Pines, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Upi Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, and then kick back and relax at Oro Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins day trip site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mare to Ile Des Pins in 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) so you can 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, then head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bourail trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ile Des Pins in November: highs in Bourail hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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
Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail

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