26 days in Grand Terre Itinerary

26 days in Grand Terre Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Drive + Fly:  33 h
1
Noumea
— 11 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Koumac
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bourail
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  34 h
End: Birmingham

11
nights
Noumea

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noumea: Yate (Les Chutes de la Madeleine & Blue River Provincial Park) and Karikate Randonnees (in Paita). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Ilot Maitre, tour in style with a train tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Noumea planning site.

Birmingham, UK to Noumea is an approximately 31- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Noumea, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Koumac.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Dumbea, Yate, Karikate Randonnees
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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

4
nights
Koumac

Koumac ©
Koumac is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.HistoryOn 5 January 1977 about 46% of the territory of Koumac was detached and became the commune of Poum.Famous peopleAthlete Arnjolt Beer was born here. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koumac: Hienghene (Base d'activite nautique de La Poule de Hienghene & Aire de Repos de Lindéralique) and Heart of Voh (in Kone). There's more to do: get outside with Reve Bleu Caledonie.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koumac tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Noumea to Koumac takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Bourail on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Koumac

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hienghene, Heart of Voh
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Reve Bleu Caledonie ©
Reve Bleu Caledonie
Aire de Repos de Lindéralique ©
Aire de Repos de Lindéralique
Heart of Voh ©
Heart of Voh

7
nights
Bourail

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: La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees) and Farino (Parc des Grandes Fougeres & Sentier de la petite cascade). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, trek along Sentier des Trois Baies, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourail road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koumac to Bourail takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Koumac in August since evenings lows in Bourail dip to 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

La Foa, Farino
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee
Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade