15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Caledonia trip planner

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Noumea, Grand Terre
— 8 nights
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly to Magenta, Drive to Bourail
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Drive to La Tontouta International Airport, Fly to Christchurch International Airport


Noumea, Grand Terre

— 8 nights
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Step out of Noumea with an excursion to La Belle Verte Canopy Tours in Paita--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Ilot Maitre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Vata Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Noumea online trip itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Noumea is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 25:

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: stroll through Piscine Naturelle, kick back and relax at Oro Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Oriana Nautique, and make a trip to Upi Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip planner.

Getting from Noumea to Ile Des Pins by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Bourail, Grand Terre

— 3 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 . Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Sentier des Trois Baies, glide peacefully along the water with Poe Fun Loc, then savor the flavors at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres, and then stroll through Sentier de la petite cascade.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bourail tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail takes 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bourail can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

New Caledonia travel guide

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.