17 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

17 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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17 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Nantes
Fly:  34​h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Nantes

7
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Go for a jaunt from Noumea to Yate to see Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier, and get some jogging in at Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip planner .

Nantes, France to Noumea is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to New Caledonia Time (NCT) is 10 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

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.
Ile Des Pins is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, head off the coast to Isle of Pines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, and don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. In October in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

3
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 . Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Sentier des Trois Baies and then take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba, and then hike along Sentier de la petite cascade.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourail journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ile Des Pins in October: highs in Bourail hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

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Farino, Fort Teremba
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba