59 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

59 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Bourail, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
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Hienghene, Grand Terre
— 7 nights
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Ouvea
— 7 nights
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Mare
— 7 nights
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Lifou
— 7 nights
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Ile Des Pins
— 7 nights
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Noumea, Grand Terre
— 11 nights
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Yate, Grand Terre
— 5 nights

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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 . Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee and Fort Teremba. Explore Bourail's surroundings by going to Farino (Parc des Grandes Fougeres & Sentier de la petite cascade) and Pocquereux Randonnees (in La Foa). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Bourail Aqua Diving, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail, trek along Sentier des Trois Baies, and see Gecko Evasion.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bourail trip maker website.

San Francisco, USA to Bourail is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to New Caledonia Standard Time is 19 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Bourail at 88°F and lows at 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hienghene.

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Hienghene, Grand Terre

Hienghene ©
Hienghène is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Base d'activite nautique de La Poule de Hienghene and Aire de Repos de Lindéralique. Venture out of the city with trips to Heart of voh BY HIBISAIR (in Kone) and Tieti Diving (in Poindimie).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hienghene tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bourail to Hienghene in 3 hours. February in Hienghene sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ouvea.

Things to do in Hienghene

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Geologic Formation
Aire de Repos de Lindéralique
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Ouvea

Ouvea ©
Ouvéa or Uvea is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mouli Bridge and Mio Palmo Ouvea. There's more to do: explore the activities along Tortoise Hole.

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Fly from Hienghene to Ouvea in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in February, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mare.

Things to do in Ouvea

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Water Body
Tortoise Hole
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Mare

Mare ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yejele Beach and Mare Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mare trip planner.

You can fly from Ouvea to Mare in 3.5 hours. In March in Mare, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Lifou.

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Beach
Yejele Beach
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Island
Mare Island
4.1

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Lifou

Lifou ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de Luengoni and Lagoon Safaris. When in Lifou, make a side trip to see Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi in Koumac, approximately Koumac away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lifou holiday builder.

Getting from Mare to Lifou by flight takes about 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

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Beach
Easo Beach
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Ile Des Pins

Ile Des Pins ©

L'ile la plus proche du paradis (the island closest to paradise)

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kuto Bay and Nokanhoui. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak, make a trip to Upi Bay, stroll through Oro Bay, and head off the coast to Isle of Pines.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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Beach
Kuto Bay
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Outdoor Activity
Nokanhoui
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Mountain
N'Ga Peak
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Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Belle Verte Canopy Tours and Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie. Change things up with these side-trips from Noumea: Karikate Randonnees (in Paita) and Yala Ranch (in Dumbea). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Amedee Lighthouse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, see the world from above with Helisud, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Promenade Pierre-Vernier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Noumea online day trip planner.

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Noumea by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Yate.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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Yate, Grand Terre

Yate ©
Yaté is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sud Loisirs and Les Chutes de la Madeleine. The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Barrage de Yate and admire the majestic nature at Blue River Provincial Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yate online visit planner.

You can drive from Noumea to Yate in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In April, daily temperatures in Yate can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yate

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Sud Loisirs
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