8 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

8 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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8 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Ile Des Pins
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h
2
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Piscine Naturelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Oro Bay, then kick back and relax at Kuto Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ile Des Pins trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Ile Des Pins is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Auckland to Ile Des Pins, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ile Des Pins: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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

6
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Kids will enjoy Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie and Anse Vata Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noumea side-trips: Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee (in Bourail) and Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue (in Yate). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse, tour in style with a train tour, head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, and stroll around Place des Cocotiers.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Noumea tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, Parc Provincial de la Riviere Bleue
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Anse Vata Beach ©
Anse Vata Beach
Plage de la Baie des Citrons ©
Plage de la Baie des Citrons

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