7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
On the 15th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Ville de Noumea, brush up on your military savvy at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, then see the interesting displays at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, and finally enjoy some music at Chateau Hagen.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Caledonia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Promenade Pierre-Vernier ©
Promenade Pierre-Vernier
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, then kick back and relax at Kuto Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Upi Bay. On your second day here, stroll through Piscine Naturelle, contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip planner .

Getting from Noumea to Ile Des Pins by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. May in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga

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Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Luecille Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Luengoni and then head off the coast to Lifou Island.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lifou journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ile Des Pins to Lifou in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Luecille Beach ©
Luecille Beach

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