8 days in Noumea, Ile Des Pins & Ouvea Itinerary

8 days in Noumea, Ile Des Pins & Ouvea Itinerary

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8 days in Noumea, Ile Des Pins & Ouvea Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  33 h
1
Noumea
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  45 min
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Ouvea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: London

1
night
Noumea

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island, and then kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tjibaou Cultural Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Baie des Citrons, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea, and finally stop by Maison de la Perle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Noumea trip planner .

London, UK to Noumea is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to New Caledonia Time (NCT) is 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

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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 29th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Upi Bay, then explore the activities along Kanumera Bay, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. In October in Ile Des Pins, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ouvea.

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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

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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. On the 31st (Wed), explore the activities along Tortoise Hole.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ouvea route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Ouvea takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ouvea can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Tortoise Hole ©
Tortoise Hole

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