15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
4
Mare
— 1 night
5
Farino, Grand Terre
— 1 night

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee and Off-Road Tours. Visit Anse Vata Beach and Plage de la Baie des Citrons for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noumea: Les Chutes de la Madeleine (in Yate) and Bourail (Ranch de la Courrie & Eglise de Bourail). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Noumea road trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT) is 1 hour. Cap off 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 ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuto Bay and Upi Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Oro Bay and Piscine Naturelle. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Nokanhoui, step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at N'Ga Peak, and explore the activities along Kanumera Bay.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip planner.

You can fly from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish 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
N'Ga Peak ©
N'Ga Peak

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 10th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Luengoni and then head off the coast to Lifou Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Luecille Beach, stroll through Baie de Jinek, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lifou trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
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, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mare trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Mare takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Farino.

Things to do in Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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 stroll through Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Farino trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Mare to Farino in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Farino are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Farino

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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