15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Mare
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Farino, Grand Terre
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Get outdoors at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee and Promenade Pierre-Vernier. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Chutes de la Madeleine and Canons du Ouen Toro. Get out of town with these interesting Noumea side-trips: Bourail (Ranch de la Courrie & Eglise de Bourail). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Vata Beach, grab your bike and head to Les Boucles de Tina, and brush up on your military savvy at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Noumea tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to New Caledonia Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bourail, Les Chutes de la Madeleine
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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Off-Road Tours

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.
Relax by the water at Kuto Bay and Oro Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Nokanhoui and Kanumera Bay. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, and don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ile Des Pins itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. In May in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni and then step off the mainland to explore Lifou Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Luecille Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie de Jinek, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lifou trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Lifou by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Mare.

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

1
night
Mare

Mare
On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Yejele Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mare online tour planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Mare in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mare are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Farino.

Things to do in Mare

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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1
night
Farino, Grand Terre

Farino ©
Farino is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Farino journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mare to Farino takes 2.5 hours. May in Farino sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Farino

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fort Teremba
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

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