9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

9 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lifou
— 2 nights
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
3
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Joyaux de Luengoni, and then make a trip to Ave Maris. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Luecille Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie de Jinek, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lifou trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lifou is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Lifou due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

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 4th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak, kick back and relax at Kuto Bay, and then head off the coast to Isle of Pines. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, and then don't miss a visit to Upi Bay.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins online road trip planner.

Fly from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 4.5 hours. April in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

4
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie and Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie. Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale and Musee de Bourail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Noumea: Bourail (Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee & Ranch de la Courrie). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Ville de Noumea, and stop by Maison de la Perle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Noumea trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bourail
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Off-Road Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee

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