30 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

30 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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30 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Bourail, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ouvea
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mare
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Lifou
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Ile Des Pins
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
6
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 11 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Montreal

3
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 . Step out of the city life by going to Parc des Grandes Fougeres and Sentier des Trois Baies. Fort Teremba and Musee de Bourail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourail: Pocquereux Randonnees (in La Foa) and Sentier de la petite cascade (in Farino). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie de Nessadiou, and head outdoors with Ranch de la Courrie.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bourail vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Montreal, Canada to Bourail is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to New Caledonia Time (NCT), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, things will get warmer in Bourail: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ouvea.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

1
night
Ouvea

Ouvea ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): snap pictures at Mouli Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tortoise Hole.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouvea online trip builder .

Getting from Bourail to Ouvea by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bourail in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ouvea, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Ouvea

Nature Parks
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Tortoise Hole ©
Tortoise Hole

3
nights
Mare

Mare
Mare is known for nature and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yejele Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mare tour itinerary maker app .

Fly from Ouvea to Mare in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Mare when traveling from Ouvea in April, with lows around 24°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toLifou.

Things to do in Mare

Beaches Outdoors Parks

4
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Luecille Beach and Baie de Jinek. Step out of the city life by going to Lifou Island and Les Joyaux de Luengoni. Go for a jaunt from Lifou to Koumac to see Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi about 38 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lifou trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mare to Lifou in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough 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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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Piscine Naturelle and Kuto Bay. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Oro Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, head off the coast to Ile Moro, and make a trip to Upi Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ile Des Pins travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ile Des Pins are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

11
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de la Baie des Citrons. Tjibaou Cultural Center and Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Yate (Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue & La Chutes de la Madeleine) and Yala Ranch (in Dumbea). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Boucles de Tina, head off the coast to Ilot Maitre, and get outside with KOGHI PARC AVENTURE.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Noumea driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dumbea, Yate
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Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Plage de la Baie des Citrons ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons
Tjibaou Cultural Center ©
Tjibaou Cultural Center

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