27 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

27 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Bus:  31 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 11 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
3
Lifou
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

11
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Step out of Noumea to go to Yate and see Blue River Provincial Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and stroll through Anse Vata Beach.

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Montreal, Canada to Noumea is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Museums

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

4
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay, head off the coast to Isle of Pines, and don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lifou.

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

4
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, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lifou trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek

5
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: La Foa (Pocquereux Randonnees & Fort Teremba) and Farino (Sentier de la petite cascade & Parc des Grandes Fougeres). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Sentier des Trois Baies, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourail visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Lifou to Bourail in 3.5 hours. December in Bourail sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba

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