15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Noumea, Grand Terre
— 8 nights
Fly
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Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly to Magenta, Drive to Bourail
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Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive to La Tontouta International Airport, Fly to Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

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Noumea, Grand Terre

— 8 nights
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Noumea is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, look for all kinds of wild species at Aquanature, examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and head off the coast to Ilot Maitre.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Noumea attractions planner.

Montreal, Canada to Noumea is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Montreal to Noumea. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 10:

Ile Des Pins

— 3 nights

L'ile la plus proche du paradis (the island closest to paradise)

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, head off the coast to Brush Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ile Des Pins, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In April in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Bourail, Grand Terre

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, and then trek along Sentier des Trois Baies.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bourail online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail in 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bourail can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

New Caledonia travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
An archipelago consisting of the sizable Grande Terre as well as a scattering of smaller surrounding islands, New Caledonia has many of the tourist draws characteristic of the South Pacific: long sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, azure lagoons, and coral reefs. It also supports many unique species of plants and animals, such as the tall conifers that tower above the palm trees lining the waterside. Nature lovers on holiday in New Caledonia should head to the lagoon that surrounds Grande Terre: a World Heritage Site and one of the largest lagoons in the world, it is home to countless species of marine life, including endangered dugongs and green sea turtles. The local culture blends French chic and Melanesian warmth, and it is usually a only short walk from the beach to a stylish bar, cafe, or gourmet restaurant.