22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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22 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Ile Des Pins
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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 . You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourail: Farino (Sentier de la petite cascade & Parc des Grandes Fougeres) and La Foa (Fort Teremba & Pocquereux Randonnees). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des Trois Baies, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise de Bourail, and kick back and relax at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bourail trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Bourail is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to New Caledonia Time (NCT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Bourail to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Bourail

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

La Foa, Farino
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Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres
Fort Teremba ©
Fort Teremba
Sentier de la petite cascade ©
Sentier de la petite cascade


Lifou ©
Go for a jaunt from Lifou to Koumac to see Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi about 38 minutes away.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lifou travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bourail to Lifou in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi
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Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

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: kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pic N'Ga, don't miss a visit to Upi Bay, and stroll through Kuto Bay.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ile Des Pins holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 3 hours. June in Ile Des Pins sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port de Kuto
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noumea: Yala Ranch (in Dumbea) and Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue (in Yate). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Canards island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Vata Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dumbea, Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center