9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Lifou
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Ile Des Pins
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h
3
Poindimie, Grand Terre
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Auckland

1
night
Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Luecille Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lifou vacation builder app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Lifou is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to New Caledonia Time (NCT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Lifou is somewhat warmer than Auckland Central - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Luecille Beach ©
Luecille Beach
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach

1
night
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 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kuto Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Poindimie.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

1
night
Poindimie, Grand Terre

Poindimie
Poindimié is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. On the 31st (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find out how to plan a trip to Poindimie, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Poindimie by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Poindimie

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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5
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Visit Anse Vata Beach and Plage de la Baie des Citrons for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Amedee Lighthouse and Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie. And it doesn't end there: stop by Maison de la Perle, pick up some local products at Noumea Morning Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Noumea online trip builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Poindimie to Noumea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach

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