15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

15 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
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), head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, 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, trek along Sentier des Trois Baies, and then stroll through Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bourail trip itinerary maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat 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 ©
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
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, flight, and taxi 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 Nature Outdoors
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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: 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
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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). 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 Tours

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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