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 + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Lifou
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
4
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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 12th (Mon), get outside with Ranch de la Courrie, take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres, and then hike along Sentier de la petite cascade. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, then trek along Sentier des Trois Baies, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bourail trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Melbourne to Bourail, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Bourail at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Farino
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Plage de Luengoni and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lifou Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Lue Jajinyi Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Joyaux de Luengoni.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bourail to Lifou takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek

4
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.
Ile Des Pins is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, stroll through Oro Bay, make a trip to Upi Bay, and get outside with Nokanhoui.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

6
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
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). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach, and walk around Parc zoologique et forestier.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Noumea road trip app.

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Noumea by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Blue River Provincial Park
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach

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