New Caledonia's UNESCO World Heritage listed lagoon is a boundless playground offering infinite scope for leisure and sports activities.
The profuseness and luxuriance of the lagoon is unequalled in terms of species. Protected from the swell and deep sea predators by the coral reef, the lagoon harbours unique treasures waiting to be discovered.
The conditions are simply perfect. Warm waters all year round with temperatures between 21 and 28° and variable lagoon depths between 5 and more than 15 metres, offering some of the best diving sites in the world: shallow, medium or bottomless depths, for beginners or experienced divers, the lagoon is welcoming and calm.
Explore the largest lagoon in the world and the second largest barrier reef by diving and snorkelling around the rich coral gardens.
There are many half and full day trips that allow visitors to explore the crystal clear waters and UNESCO World Heritage Listed Lagoon surrounding Noumea. In between snorkelling to spot turtles, tropical fish and colourful coral gardens, you can enjoy a fresh picnic lunch of baguettes and cheese on a white sandy beach at one of the many picturesque islets, while soaking up the serenity and beauty of the area.
The lagoon is a dream location for watersports fans: windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, SUP, flyboarding... take your pick! You’ll find plenty of specialist providers offering courses and introductory lessons. You can also try your hand at sport fishing or line fishing or join seasoned professionals and go scuba diving to observe the beauties of the magical underwater world. We recommend a discovery day at the coral barrier reef... utterly breathtaking!
New Cal is waiting for you
Spend the day Ile des Pins. Fly to the Isle of Pines and discover beautiful Kanumera Bay. Enjoy lunch at Oure Lodge with stunning views of the lagoon. After lunch travel to the famed natural pool of Oro Bay and swim with tropical fish.