New Caledonia vs. Cook Islands

Dreaming of crystal clear lagoons and a little adventure?

Discover 7 reasons why you should travel to New Cal!


1. It has modern infrastructure

Think easy-to-navigate, modern airports and well-paved roads for exploring.

Nouméa, New Caledonia

2. New Cal has a variety of regions so you can have several holidays in one

From the outback west coast, to mountainous east coast and the tropical lagoons in the islands.

Domaine de Deva, New Caledonia

3. Parts of the New Cal lagoon are UNESCO World Heritage Listed

You can see coral, fish, turtles and more up close and personal.

Manta rey, Lagoon in New Caledonia

4. It can be experienced at any budget

Book a serviced apartment and enjoy home-cooked meals, or treat yourself to an all-inclusive resort.

Nouméa, New Caledonia

5. There’s something on offer for all

Skydive over the lagoon, hike world-class trails, savour French cuisine or simply relax on the beach.

Skydiving in New Caledonia

6. It’s less than three hours from Auckland!

Closer to New Zealand than the Cook Islands!

Oro bay in Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

7. New Cal has great food and wine

Enjoy French wine and cheese one day, a traditional kanak bougna the next.

French cuisine, New Caledonia