In the space of a few years, New Caledonia has become a key destination for cruise ships departing from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. Over half a million passengers step ashore in New Caledonia every year to find a wide range of services on offer.

Fun ashore for cruise passengers!

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  • women in Lifou

    The islanders take cruise visitors to their hearts...

    In the islands, in Lifou, Maré and the Isle of Pines, residents give cruise visitors a special welcome. In Lifou, for example, once the ship has anchored in stunning Sandalwood Bay, no effort is spared to give passengers an exciting, idyllic and colourful day... Lifou style! Delicious local bougna, weaving workshops, massages, island tours and dream beaches... a profusion of delights!

  • relaxing in the Isle of Pines

    It’s the same picture on the Isle of Pines …

    Once ashore, the passengers have only a few hundred metres to walk to reach superb Kanumera Bay. And a shuttle awaits to take visitors to the legendary natural swimming pool at Oro Bay for a refreshing dip, followed by a delicious lunch of fresh crab on the beach.

  • The “little tourist train” in Nouméa

    A lot of activities in Nouméa

    In Noumea, there is a huge choice of activities on offer, with special packages to suit every taste. The “little tourist train” which follows a route taking in all Noumea’s key sights (bays, beaches, Ouen Toro hill, Botanical & Wildlife Park) is a favourite with many cruise visitors, while others opt for a leisurely stroll around the city centre, browsing the many stores in the main shopping streets near the Cruise Ship Terminal (Place des Cocotiers, rue de l'Alma, etc.).

  • Art, history and culture galore

    Art, history and culture galore

    And if, as sometimes (but rarely) happens, the weather is not quite up to scratch, Noumea offers a wealth of indoor cultural attractions which are the perfect answer to a sudden tropical downpour. The Lagoon Aquarium, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, the Maritime Museum, the Municipal Market, the City Museum and the Museum of New Caledonia (primitive arts) are all well worth a visit during a stopover in Noumea, even if the sun is shining!

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