31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Ouvea
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mare
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
4
Lifou
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
6
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 12 nights
Bus + Fly:  31 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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: La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees) and Farino (Parc des Grandes Fougeres & Sentier de la petite cascade). There's lots more to do: trek along Sentier des Trois Baies, get outside with Ranch de la Courrie, admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bourail trip builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Bourail is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Caledonia Time (NCT) is 16 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in November: high temperatures in Bourail hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. You will leave for Ouvea on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

1
night
Ouvea

Ouvea ©
Ouvéa or Uvea is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): snap pictures at Mouli Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tortoise Hole.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ouvea trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bourail to Ouvea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Bourail in November, Ouvea is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Ouvea

Parks Nature
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Tortoise Hole ©
Tortoise Hole

1
night
Mare

Mare
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Yejele Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mare vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ouvea to Mare by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mare when traveling from Ouvea in November, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lifou road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mare to Lifou in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough 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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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
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, step off the mainland to explore Ile Moro, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins online route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 3 hours. November in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) 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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Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

12
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noumea: Karikate Randonnees (in Paita), Yala Ranch (in Dumbea) and Blue River Provincial Park (in Yate). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noumea day trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dumbea, Blue River Provincial Park, Karikate Randonnees
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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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