31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

31 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  31 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 11 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Lifou
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Mare
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Noumea side-trips: Yate (Blue River Provincial Park & Les Chutes de la Madeleine). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, stroll around Place des Cocotiers, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Noumea online trip planner.

New York City, USA to Noumea is an approximately 32-hour flight. 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
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 14:
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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: stroll through Piscine Naturelle, head off the coast to Isle of Pines, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, and kick back and relax at Kuto Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ile Des Pins trip planner.

Getting from Noumea to Ile Des Pins by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

4
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Step out of Lifou to go to Koumac and see Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lifou online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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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: kick back and relax at Yejele Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mare trip planner.

Fly from Lifou to Mare in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You will leave for Bourail on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Mare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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 . Get out of town with these interesting Bourail side-trips: La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees) and Farino (Sentier de la petite cascade & Parc des Grandes Fougeres). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sentier des Trois Baies, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, take an in-depth tour of Musee de Bourail, and admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bourail vacation builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Mare to Bourail in 4.5 hours. December in Bourail sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

La Foa, Farino
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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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 ©
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee

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