12 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

12 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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12 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Christchurch

6
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Take a break from Noumea with a short trip to Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue in Yate, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island, grab your bike and head to Promenade Pierre-Vernier, and examine the collection at Tjibaou Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noumea online tour itinerary planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Noumea is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Christchurch to Noumea. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
Highlights from your plan
Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

3
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.
Ile Des Pins is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, make a trip to Upi Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ile Des Pins trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Noumea to Ile Des Pins takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head off the coast to Lifou Island, stroll through Baie de Jinek, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lifou holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 3 hours. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

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