33 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

33 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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33 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + bus:  35​h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 10 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Mare
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Lifou
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Karikate Randonnees (in Paita), Yala Ranch (in Dumbea) and Yate (Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue & La Chutes de la Madeleine). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, walk around Parc zoologique et forestier, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Vata Beach, and work some fitness into your day at Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Noumea travel route builder tool .

Valletta, Malta to Noumea is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Valletta to Noumea due to the time zone 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 Trails

Side Trips

Yate, Dumbea, Karikate Randonnees
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
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, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Piscine Naturelle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga, make a trip to Upi Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ile Des Pins road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi 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 your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mare tour builder tool .

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Mare in 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

Parks Beaches 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 38 minutes away.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lifou online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mare to Lifou in 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toFarino.

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. Explore Farino's surroundings by going to Pocquereux Randonnees (in La Foa), 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, see the interesting displays at Fort Teremba, and hike along Sentier de la petite cascade.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Farino trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Lifou to Farino in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 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 ©

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