11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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11 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Relax by the water at Anse Vata Beach and Kuendu Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Les Boucles de Tina and Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Promenade Pierre-Vernier, look for gifts at Maison de la Perle, head outdoors with Canons du Ouen Toro, and brush up on your military savvy at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Noumea tour itinerary app .

Sydney, Australia to Noumea is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Caledonia Time (NCT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Les Boucles de Tina ©
Les Boucles de Tina

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, and then make a trip to Upi Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip site .

Getting from Noumea to Ile Des Pins by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Easo Beach and then kick back and relax at Baie de Jinek.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lifou visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Lifou

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

2
nights
Bourail, Grand Terre

Bourail ©
Bourail is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.GeographyBourail a rural town of Grande Terre . Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, and then stroll through Sentier de la petite cascade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sentier des Trois Baies.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bourail trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lifou to Bourail takes 3.5 hours. In October in Bourail, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Sentier de la petite cascade
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Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade
La Distillerie de Nessadiou ©
La Distillerie de Nessadiou

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