15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
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Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
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Lifou
— 2 nights
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Farino, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
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Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Step out of Noumea with an excursion to Blue River Provincial Park in Yate--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, kick back and relax at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, examine the collection at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, and step off the mainland to explore Ilot Maitre.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Noumea holiday maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brisbane to Noumea. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Ile Des Pins is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, stroll through Kuto Bay, head off the coast to Ile Moro, and head outdoors with Nokanhoui.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Lifou

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head off the coast to Lifou Island, stroll through Baie de Jinek, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lue Jajinyi Cave.

Plan my day in Lifou using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Farino.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Farino, Grand Terre

Farino is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba and then explore by horseback at Pocquereux Randonnees. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres and then trek along Sentier de la petite cascade.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Farino trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Farino takes 4.5 hours. In May in Farino, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Farino

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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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.