15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Noumea, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
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Mare
— 1 night
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Lifou
— 2 nights
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Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
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Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights

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Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aquanature and Les Boucles de Tina. Go for a jaunt from Noumea to Paita to see La Belle Verte Canopy Tours about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, examine the collection at Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noumea road trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Noumea is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from San Francisco to Noumea. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mare.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Must see
Amedee Lighthouse
4.4
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Must see
Aquanature
4.9

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Mare

Mare ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Yejele Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Mare Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mare holiday app.

Fly from Noumea to Mare in 2 hours. January in Mare sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Mare

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Beach
Yejele Beach
4.5
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Island
Mare Island
4.1

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Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 21st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek, head off the coast to Lifou Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes, and finally stroll through Easo Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Luecille Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Luengoni, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lue Jajinyi Cave, and finally stroll through Les Joyaux de Luengoni.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lifou trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mare to Lifou takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Ile Des Pins

Ile Des Pins ©

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), head off the coast to Isle of Pines, make a trip to Upi Bay, then explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay, and finally take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kunie Scuba Center, then head off the coast to Brush Island, then kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ile Des Pins day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Beach
Kuto Bay
4.7
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Landmark
Upi Bay
4.8
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Island
Isle of Pines
4.7

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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 . On the 25th (Mon), trek along Sentier de la petite cascade, then delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail, and finally kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba, then stroll through Sentier des Trois Baies, and then get a new perspective on things with Bateau a Fond de Verre Poe.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bourail online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Ile Des Pins, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bourail, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

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