14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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14 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Mare
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Lifou
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
La Foa, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Promenade Pierre-Vernier. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amedee Lighthouse and Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea. Step out of Noumea to go to Yate and see Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, look for gifts at Maison de la Perle, learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, and head outdoors with Canons du Ouen Toro.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noumea planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Caledonia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Promenade Pierre-Vernier ©
Promenade Pierre-Vernier

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kuto Bay and Oro Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Nokanhoui and Grotte de Hortense. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga, kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, make a trip to Upi Bay, and head off the coast to Ile Moro.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. January in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mare.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga

few
hours
Mare

Mare
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Yejele Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mare online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Mare takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mare are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Easo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes and then kick back and relax at Baie de Jinek.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lifou vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mare to Lifou by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Foa.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

2
nights
La Foa, Grand Terre

La Foa ©
La Foa is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.Although the provincial seat of the South Province is in Nouméa, La Foa was made the chief town of the administrative subdivision of the South in order to counterbalance the overwhelming weight of Nouméa in New Caledonia. On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier de la petite cascade and then trek along Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Foa trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to La Foa takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Foa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bourail, Farino
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Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba
Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres

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