5 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

5 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Lifou
— 1 night
2
Ile Des Pins
— 1 night
3
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 2 nights

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Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Les Joyaux de Luengoni, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then kick back and relax at Baie de Jinek.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lifou travel route planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Lifou is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Les Joyaux de Luengoni ©
Les Joyaux de Luengoni

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins online tour planner.

You can fly from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 4.5 hours. In May in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Isle of Pines ©
Isle of Pines

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nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Ville de Noumea, don't miss a visit to Promenade Pierre-Vernier, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Noumea journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Promenade Pierre-Vernier ©
Promenade Pierre-Vernier
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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