12 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

12 days in New Caledonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Lifou
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Mare
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Ile Des Pins
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Noumea, Grand Terre
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Lifou

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Luengoni and then kick back and relax at Easo Beach. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Baie de Jinek, and then stroll through Les Joyaux de Luengoni.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lifou trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Lifou is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lifou is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mare.

Things to do in Lifou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Baie de Jinek ©
Baie de Jinek
Easo Beach ©
Easo Beach

1
night
Mare

Mare
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yejele Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mare online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Mare takes 3 hours. In January in Mare, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kuto Bay and Upi Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Oro Bay and Piscine Naturelle. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at N'Ga Peak, step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Hortense, and head outdoors with Nokanhoui.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ile Des Pins road trip site.

You can fly from Mare to Ile Des Pins in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ile Des Pins can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Isle of Pines ©
Isle of Pines
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay

5
nights
Noumea, Grand Terre

Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parc des Grandes Fougeres and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Promenade Pierre-Vernier and Canons du Ouen Toro. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue River Provincial Park (in Yate) and Fort Teremba (in La Foa). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Maison de la Perle, learn about all things military at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, and see the interesting displays at Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Noumea online attractions planner.

You can fly from Ile Des Pins to Noumea in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noumea

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Parc des Grandes Fougeres, Blue River Provincial Park, Fort Teremba
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Off-Road Tours
Parc des Grandes Fougeres ©
Parc des Grandes Fougeres

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