8 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

8 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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8 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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

1
night
Lifou

Lifou ©
On the 28th (Sat), head off the coast to Lifou Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Luengoni, and then kick back and relax at Luecille Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lifou trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lifou is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Lifou. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Lifou Island ©
Lifou Island
Luecille Beach ©
Luecille Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kuto Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, then kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle, and finally head off the coast to Isle of Pines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Nokanhoui and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ile Des Pins trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Lifou to Ile Des Pins in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

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

4
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amedee Lighthouse and Tjibaou Cultural Center. Relax by the water at Anse Vata Beach and Plage de la Baie des Citrons. Step out of Noumea to go to Yate and see Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, grab your bike and head to Promenade Pierre-Vernier, meet the residents at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Noumea trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Plage de la Baie des Citrons ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons

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