31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: New York City
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
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Mare
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  32 h
End: New York City

11
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Explore Noumea's surroundings by going to Karikate Randonnees (in Paita), Yala Ranch (in Dumbea) and Yate (Blue River Provincial Park & La Chutes de la Madeleine). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, stroll around Parc zoologique et forestier, take a memorable tour with Tours, and visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse.

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New York City, USA to Noumea is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from New York City to Noumea. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dumbea, Yate, Karikate Randonnees
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach

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: kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay, make a trip to Upi Bay, and head outdoors with Nokanhoui.

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

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) 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
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

4
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Step out of Lifou with an excursion to Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi in Koumac--about 38 minutes away.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mare.

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

4
nights
Mare

Mare
Mare is known for nature and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yejele Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mare trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Mare takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mare can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You'll set off for Bourail on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Mare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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 . Venture out of the city with trips to La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees) and Farino (Sentier de la petite cascade & Parc des Grandes Fougeres). And it doesn't end there: hike along Sentier des Trois Baies, head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bourail trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mare to Bourail takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bourail can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©

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