30 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

30 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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30 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Farino, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Mare
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
3
Lifou
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
4
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
5
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 13 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Farino, Grand Terre

Farino ©
Farino is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Farino: Pocquereux Randonnees (in La Foa) and Bourail (Musee de Bourail, La Distillerie de Nessadiou, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fort Teremba, delve into the lush surroundings at Parc des Grandes Fougeres, and stroll through Sentier de la petite cascade.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Farino trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Farino is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Farino, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Farino, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Farino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bourail, 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 ©

3
nights
Mare

Mare
Mare is known for nature and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yejele Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mare attractions app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Farino to Mare takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mare can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Lifou on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Mare

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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4
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Lifou

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

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lifou trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mare to Lifou in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, head off the coast to Brush Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ile Des Pins, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lifou to Ile Des Pins by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue (in Yate) and Yala Ranch (in Dumbea). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier, head off the coast to Ilot Maitre, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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