28 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

28 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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28 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Lifou
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
4
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 13 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

4
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 . Change things up with these side-trips from Bourail: Farino (Parc des Grandes Fougeres & Sentier de la petite cascade) and La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bourail travel route tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Bourail is 1 hour. In February, Bourail is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

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
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©

5
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
When in Lifou, make a side trip to see Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi in Koumac, approximately Koumac away.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lifou trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bourail to Lifou takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time 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

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, head off the coast to Ile Moro, and explore the activities along Kanumera Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 3 hours. In March in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

13
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: Yate (La Chutes de la Madeleine & Blue River Provincial Park). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and walk around Parc zoologique et forestier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noumea trip builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yate, Dumbea
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island

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