33 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

33 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  35 h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 10 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
3
Mare
— 4 nights
Taxi:  1 h 30 min
4
Lifou
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h
5
Farino, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  36 h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

10
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noumea: Yate (Blue River Provincial Park & Les Chutes de la Madeleine) and Karikate Randonnees (in Paita). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Vata Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Noumea trip tool.

Valletta, Malta to Noumea is an approximately 33- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dumbea, Yate, Karikate Randonnees
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach

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, get outside with Nokanhoui, explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, and take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip planner.

You can fly from Noumea to Ile Des Pins in an hour. In September in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mare.

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

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 maps and more tourist information, read Mare road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ile Des Pins to Mare takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ile Des Pins in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Mare, with lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Lifou on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Mare

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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 ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lifou trip tool.

Traveling by taxi from Mare to Lifou takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Farino on the 15th (Sun).

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
Farino, Grand Terre

Farino ©
Farino is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Get out of town with these interesting Farino side-trips: Bourail (Eglise de Bourail, Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, &more) and Ranch de L'ilot Puen (in Bouloupari). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Parc des Grandes Fougeres, trek along Sentier de la petite cascade, examine the collection at Fort Teremba, and explore by horseback at Pocquereux Randonnees.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Farino visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lifou to Farino takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Farino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bourail, La Foa, Ranch de L'ilot Puen
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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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