7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

4
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Change things up with a short trip to Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue in Yate (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Noumea trip itinerary builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to Noumea is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Noumea is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Kuto Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins driving holiday app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. October in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay