15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Fly to La Tontouta International Airport, Drive to Bourail
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Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive to Magenta, Fly to Lifou
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Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
Fly
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Noumea, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
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Bourail, Grand Terre

— 2 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 . On the 12th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier de la petite cascade. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, then trek along Sentier des Trois Baies, and then kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bourail trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Caledonia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Bourail is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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Lifou

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Luengoni and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie de Jinek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Lifou Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Lue Jajinyi Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Joyaux de Luengoni.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lifou trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bourail to Lifou in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
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Ile Des Pins

— 4 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, make a trip to Upi Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay.

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Getting from Lifou to Ile Des Pins by flight takes about 4.5 hours. October in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Noumea, Grand Terre

— 6 nights
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with a short trip to Blue River Provincial Park in Yate (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip builder site.

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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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.