Pickled trochus, perfumed vanilla, guava paste, honey from the seaside or even venison sausage… New Caledonia is an entire new chapter of culinary knowledge. Here cuisine is part of culture!
The Markets for Buying Local Products
An inland market, a farmer's market, or even a restaurant… You can find local products in the shops of Nouméa, but you can also buy them at markets and fairs. Every Saturday, the “marché broussard” market opens in Nouméa and you can buy unique products directly from their producers.
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Local Colors and Flavors
The fairs, festivals, and feasts all year round provide a chance to taste typical local products and bring them back home with you. The markets in Farino and Bourail are particularly well-known for offering beautiful products. One unusual example, the Bancoul (candlenut) worm festival in Farino offers you a chance to taste the famous worm. Try it on site!
Take a bit of New Caledonia back with you. Vanilla pods, small jars of sweet-smelling honey, pepper puree, or even corned beef! The local products will not escape your notice, starting from the seafood that you can taste all year round. Lobster remains the king of seafood dishes! Don't forget the foie gras, which becomes unique when combined with mango or local vanilla. A real delicacy.
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For independent travellers who rank adventure above hotel services, and want to explore all that New Caledonia has to offer, this self-drive tour is ideal.
One free game of mini golf if you buy a full meal at the snack after your first game
Flight Sydney-Noumea return