Travel to New Caledonia

New Caledonia is a country where nature and people express themselves in a thousand ways. A famous World Heritage listed lagoon with rare and unique species. New Caledonia offers a melting pot of people and encounters that will give you only one desire -  to make your heart beat in New Caledonia. Embark on an exceptional journey and discover the many things to do in New Caledonia!

Discover New Caledonia, a wonder in the heart of the Pacific

New Caledonia is a land of sharing, culture and exchanges.. One that you be sure of is that New Caledonia will offer you many  new experiences. Between outdoor sports, boating, discovering Kanak traditions and the gentle way of life, this piece of France at the end of the world will capture your heart.


From Grande Terre to the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia promises you a journey through a thousand landscapes, combining Melanesian and French culture... Between Kanak, Noumeans, Broussards and Ilians, you won't have time to get bored.  So come and discover one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet.

Lifou Kiki Beach Plage Turquoise Nature

New Caledonia's beaches, fine sand facing an emerald sea

Facing the lagoon, your fingers sink into a sand so fine it could pass for flour. The beaches of New Caledonia are of an exceptional and incomparable beauty. 

The Loyalty Islands

Discover the Loyalty Islands, jewel of New Caledonia. East of Grande Terre, Mare, Lifou and Ouvea pride themselves on being among the most beautiful islands in the Pacific. The Kanak tradition is strong and a  stay with a tribe is the best way to discover the culture. Each island has a variety of  hotels offering all the desired comfort.

Ouvéa-Paysage d'Ouvéa

Ouvea, the majestic

Famous for its mythical Mouli beach, this atoll has much more to offer. In Ouvea, the sun rises everywhere! Bright colours, a cobalt blue lagoon, an immaculate beach and a population proud to have preserved its traditions and customs.

Lifou Kiki beach Plage Tourisme

Lifou, the island of serenity

The bays of Lifou are unique in the world. They exude brilliance and that "little extra" that makes them unforgettable. From a rock camped in the middle of the lagoon in Luengöni, the majestic curve of Chateaubriand beach, or sand as soft as flour on Peng beach, Lifou offers landscapes of paradise.

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The wild Island of Mare

Discover "the island that speaks to your heart", as it is called in Nengone. Mare is the wildest of the three Loyalty Islands and perhaps the most endearing. Dive into its natural aquarium, visit the Pethoen cave and the local markets that will immerse you in the traditional flavors of the island. 

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The divine Isle of Pines

The Isle of Pines is the Holy Grail of New Caledonia. Its postcard landscapes spread around the world, and are the first to make adventurers want to discover New Caledonia. The Isle of Pines remains a sublime enclave in the heart of the Pacific, offering a mecca for honeymooners in New Caledonia.

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Noumea, capital of all desires

Discover Noumea, an endearing capital city in the heart of New Caledonia's jewel. Embark on an excursion to the lagoon and its islets. Facing the sea, it has two unmissable beaches, those of Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata. Fringed with small stores, bars and restaurants these beaches offer a great variety of dining and drinking options while watching the famous New Caledonian sunset. 

Hienghène Nord Nouvelle-Calédonie Paysage Montagne

The north, in all simplicity

The North of New Caledonia is a land of authenticity where nature expresses itself best and where harmony reigns. Between dense forest on the east coast, savannah on the west coast and desert landscapes in the far north, a change of scenery is guaranteed around every corner. Discover Voh in the North, with its emblematic heart of mangrove which can be  photographed from the sky.

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Dive into the heart of the world's largest lagoon

New Caledonia is surrounded by the largest lagoon in the world, listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008. Sheltered by a coral reef of 1,600 kilometers, a biodiversity of extraordinary richness awaits you during your dives, whether you are an amateur or experienced diver. 

Fougères nature plantes paysage

A generous and contrasting nature

New Caledonia offers some of the most diverse nature in the world. The landscapes are surrounded by  dense forests joined by  white sandy beaches. You can discover the  grassy plains on the west coast, wooded valleys on the east coast,the heart of Voh (a natural wonder in the center of the mangrove).

The French touch

A former French colony, the archipelago is proud of its "French Touch". Refined and high-end stores, confectioners, chocolate makers, bakers and French chefs... Enjoy a fresh tasty croissant under the shade of a coconut tree or discover the combination of French and Melanesian flavours at one of New Caledonia’s restaurants and cafes.

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Coming to New Caledonia

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How to get to New Caledonia

Going to Noumea from Australia or New Zealand

It is easy to get to Noumea from Australia or New Zealand, check out our Sydney to Noumea, Brisbane to Noumea, Melbourne to NoumeaAuckland to Noumea pages.

Average flight time: 

It takes less than 3 hours from Sydney or Auckland to Noumea. This travel time may vary depending on your itinerary. Flights beyond the Aircalin network are operated by our partner airlines.


Time difference: 

It is 1 hour later in Noumea, New Caledonia than in Sydney during winter time, and it is same hour during summer time.

It is 2 hour later in Noumea, New Caledonia than in Auckland.

When to go to New Caledonia

What is the best time to visit New Caledonia?

New Caledonia has a tropical climate. This means there are two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season. 


To make the most of the island, the best time to visit is : 

  • June to September, during the hot season. Summer temperatures can rise to over 30°C but the air will be drier and will allow you to fully enjoy your stay in New Caledonia.


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