22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Mare
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Lifou
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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 . Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourail: Farino (Sentier de la petite cascade & Parc des Grandes Fougeres) and La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail, and hike along Sentier des Trois Baies.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bourail trip itinerary planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Bourail, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Bourail are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Farino, La Foa
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

1
night
Mare

Mare
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yejele Beach.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Mare trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bourail to Mare in 3 hours. In February in Mare, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lifou

Lifou ©
Change things up with a short trip to Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi in Koumac (about 38 minutes away).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lifou visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mare to Lifou in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, don't miss a visit to Upi Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, and head outdoors with Nokanhoui.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ile Des Pins itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) 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
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

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Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noumea: Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue (in Yate) and Yala Ranch (in Dumbea). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Noumea day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

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