All the practical tips and deals you need for an unforgettable holiday on the “Caillou”!
Why holiday in New Caledonia?
To be different from everyone else, to enjoy multiple holidays in one and to unravel the mysteries of this unique archipelago protected by the world’s largest lagoon. Hidden in the middle of the Pacific to the east of Australia, New Caledonia is a vast, unique and diverse French overseas territory offering an exceptional variety of landscapes, cultures and activities. Nouméa is a modern coastal capital with lots to offer. The islands are picture-postcard perfect with their paradise beaches. The lush East Coast is alive with the Kanak spirit. The West Coast is an opportunity to explore the authentic Wild West inhabited by “bushmen”. Finally, the Great South is an adventurer’s paradise with its myriad of outdoor activities.
In celebration of 50 years of cooperation between New Caledonia and New Zealand, the Government of New Caledonia is happy to present the first edition of New Caledonia Week in New Zealand! In cooperation with Alliance Françaises, Aircalin and New Caledonia Tourism, find out more about all the cultural events and workshops organized in 6 cities between 19th and 25th September 2022!
Before you book the trip of a lifetime to the far side of the world, take the time to research the wide range of tourism options available in New Caledonia. Interested in staying with a friendly local resident or in a comfortable hotel? Want to take a road trip or a domestic flight? Looking for a water sport or an overland hike? Let us be your guide and take advantage of our many special offers.
New Caledonia, a French overseas archipelago, is a year-round destination with a mild climate. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it takes a two and a half hour flight to cover the 1,970 km between Sydney and Nouméa, or the 1,800 km between Auckland and Nouméa, and the time difference is 1 hour. World-renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed lagoon, islands and coral reef, it delights travellers with its majestic and authentic landscapes. Whether you revel in relaxing or adore outdoor activities, come and experience everything the “Caillou” has to offer! Start your adventure in the capital Nouméa and then hit the road for an unforgettable journey through New Caledonia, where the land meets the sea.