14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Launceston
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Launceston

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Lue Jajinyi Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Luengoni, and then head off the coast to Lifou Island. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek, and then make a trip to Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lifou trip itinerary builder app.

Launceston, Australia to Lifou is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni

4
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: stroll through Piscine Naturelle, take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak, kick back and relax at Oro Bay, and don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip maker tool.

Getting from Lifou to Ile Des Pins by flight takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noumea: Blue River Provincial Park (in Yate) and Fort Teremba (in La Foa). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea, stroll through Plage de la Baie des Citrons, and stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip planner.

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blue River Provincial Park, Fort Teremba
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Ilot Maitre ©
Ilot Maitre

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