22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Lifou
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
4
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 10 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

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 Bourail's surroundings by going to Farino (Sentier de la petite cascade & Parc des Grandes Fougeres) and La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees). The adventure continues: hike along Sentier des Trois Baies, admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bourail road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Melbourne to Bourail, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Bourail: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Bourail

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Side Trips

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

3
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Step out of Lifou with an excursion to Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi in Koumac--about 38 minutes away.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lifou trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bourail to Lifou by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

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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

5
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, step off the mainland to explore Brush Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins journey tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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Port de Kuto
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

10
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Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Take a break from Noumea with a short trip to Blue River Provincial Park in Yate, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, head off the coast to Ilot Maitre, and learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

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Side Trips

Dumbea, Blue River Provincial Park
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island