22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Start: Charlo
Fly:  42 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 10 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Lifou
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
La Foa, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  42 h
End: Charlo

10
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noumea: Blue River Provincial Park (in Yate) and Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee (in Bourail). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, and step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Noumea driving holiday planner.

Charlo, Canada to Noumea is an approximately 40-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Charlo to Noumea due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blue River Provincial Park, Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie

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, 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 activities along Kanumera Bay, and kick back and relax at Oro Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip planner.

Fly from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In December in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

3
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Take a break from Lifou with a short trip to Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi in Koumac, about 38 minutes away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lifou trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to La Foa.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni

2
nights
La Foa, Grand Terre

La Foa ©
La Foa is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.Although the provincial seat of the South Province is in Nouméa, La Foa was made the chief town of the administrative subdivision of the South in order to counterbalance the overwhelming weight of Nouméa in New Caledonia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pocquereux Randonnees and then see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba. On the next day, stroll through Sentier de la petite cascade and then delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Foa day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to La Foa takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Foa

Parks Outdoors 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
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

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