8 days in New Caledonia & Auckland Itinerary

8 days in New Caledonia & Auckland Itinerary

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8 days in New Caledonia & Auckland Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
3
Mare, New Caledonia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
4
Bourail, New Caledonia
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Koumac, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Travel:  23​h 45​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Auckland tour planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks

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night
Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Noumea travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Noumea takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Noumea is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Noumea, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Noumea

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea ©
Cathedrale St Joseph de Noumea

3
nights
Mare, New Caledonia

Mare
Mare is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yejele Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mare sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Noumea to Mare takes an hour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Bourail, New Caledonia

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 19th (Wed): get outside with Ranch de la Courrie and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bourail travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mare to Bourail takes 3 hours. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koumac.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©

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nights
Koumac, New Caledonia

Koumac ©
Koumac is a commune in the North Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.HistoryOn 5 January 1977 about 46% of the territory of Koumac was detached and became the commune of Poum.Famous peopleAthlete Arnjolt Beer was born here. On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Ancien Site Minier de la Tiebaghi and then head outdoors with Reve Bleu Caledonie.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koumac sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bourail to Koumac in 2.5 hours. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koumac

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Reve Bleu Caledonie ©
Reve Bleu Caledonie

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