7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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7 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 15​min
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Ile Des Pins
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney


Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Luecille Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lue Jajinyi Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Joyaux de Luengoni.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lifou trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Lifou is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Lifou, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Luecille Beach ©
Luecille Beach
Les Joyaux de Luengoni ©
Les Joyaux de Luengoni

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 3rd (Tue): head off the coast to Isle of Pines, then head off the coast to Ile Moro, and then get outside with Nokanhoui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Grotte de Hortense, then take in the awesome beauty at Pic N'Ga, and then step off the mainland to explore Brush Island.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ile Des Pins trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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Pic N'Ga ©
Pic N'Ga
Nokanhoui ©
Isle of Pines ©
Isle of Pines

Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Step off the beaten path and head to KOGHI PARC AVENTURE and Les Boucles de Tina. Go for a jaunt from Noumea to Yate to see Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Promenade Pierre-Vernier, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Ville de Noumea, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get outside with Canons du Ouen Toro.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Noumea online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Ile Des Pins to Noumea by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

KOGHI PARC AVENTURE, Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue ©