13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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13 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  45​min
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Mare
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie and Canons du Ouen Toro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie and Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC. Venture out of the city with trips to Yate (La Chutes de la Madeleine & Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, look for gifts at Maison de la Perle, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Plage de la Baie des Citrons.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Noumea due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yate
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, then get outside with Nokanhoui, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga.

Make your Ile Des Pins itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. In October in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Luengoni and then head outdoors with Reve Bleu Caledonie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Luecille Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lifou route planner .

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Lifou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Reve Bleu Caledonie
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

1
night
Mare

Mare ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): head off the coast to Mare Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yejele Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mare itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Mare takes 3 hours. In October in Mare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Mare

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mare Island ©
Mare Island

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 . Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, then examine the collection at Fort Teremba, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, then kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, and then admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mare to Bourail takes 3 hours. October in Bourail sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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