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New Caledonia

Live your own Caledonian Dream

Hello Neighbours! Approximately 3 hours flight from Australia and New Zealand, New Caledonia is waiting for you. Surrounded by the largest lagoon in the world, New Caledonia is famous for its variety of landscapes, cultures, and its unique biodiversity. This web series will give you a glimpse of what New Caledonia has to offer, all the rest is yours to discover.

In order to protect its inhabitants and travellers alike, the New Caledonia borders are currently closed. With an effective vaccination roll-out (7% of the population has been vaccinated) and strong health protocols, travellers can be assured that New Caledonia will be a safe destination to enjoy on their next visit! Subscribe today to our Newsletter and be the first to know when the borders reopen & receive our special deals!

 

 

10 reasons why visiting New Caledonia should be at the top of your bucket list

Reason 1

It has a variety of regions

Deva Estate, Bourail, New Caledonia
Blue River Park New Caledonia
Upi Bay, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Deva Estate, Bourail, New Caledonia

Outback plains on the West Coast. Tropical mountains on the East Coast. Eye-wateringly beautiful beaches in the Loyalty Islands. Buzzing city life in capital Noumea. Deserts in the Great South. You can have several different holidays in one! 

Reason 2

There’s an adventure on offer for all

Skydive New Caledonia
Skydive New Caledonia

Looking for a hit of adrenaline? Why not skydive over our UNESCO World Heritage Listed lagoon? More of a leisurely traveller with a penchant for wine and cheese? Try a tour of Noumea’s Port Moselle market followed by lunch at a French restaurant. Or do you love the great outdoors? Hike parts (or all!) of the Great South’s GRNC 1 100KM track. There’s really something to interest everyone.

Reason 3

It’s a safe destination

Noumea New Caledonia
Noumea New Caledonia

Whether you’re travelling solo or with a partner, family, friend or group of friends, your wellbeing and safety will always be our priority. With modern infrastructures, safe roads and a second to none health system, New Caledonia is a safe heaven:

• LGBTQIA+ travellers, you will feel safe, comfortable, and welcomed everywhere.
• With a strict control at its borders and, our beautiful island is COVID 19 free.

Reason 4

It’s culturally rich

Kanak culture, dance, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Stockmen New Caledonia
Kanak culture, dance, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

New Cal is a melting pot– French, Kanaks, Caledonians and more – and offers a unique cultural experience. Discover the ancestral Kanak culture by staying in a village, share a cowboy life on the West Coast or indulge yourself with a French dinner. Tchin!

Reason 5

It has great food and wine

Gastronomy, french cuisine, New Caledonia
Local cuisine New Caledonia
Gastronomy, french cuisine, New Caledonia

New Cal’s mix of cultures means you can enjoy French cuisine one day, fresh caught fish and other local produce the next, and a traditional Kanak bougna the day after that. You’d better arrive hungry…

Reason 6

Its beaches are unique and tranquil

Ever dreamt of having your own private beach? Just come to New Cal where stumbling upon a deserted patch of pristine white sand happens on the regular.  Especially in the postcard-perfect Isle of Pines and Loyalty Islands – just turn up, sit back and embrace the feeling of solitude.

Reason 7

It can be experienced at any budget

Méridien Ile des Pins New Caledonia
Méridien Ile des Pins New Caledonia

Book a serviced apartment and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals made from the fresh produce at Port Moselle markets. Or treat yourself to a luxe resort like Le Meridienand enjoy gourmet meals, spa treatments and more. Whether on a beer or champagne budget, New Cal guarantees a great time for all.

Reason 8

You can see some of the world’s best-preserved reefs and marine life

Manta rey New Caledonia
Manta rey New Caledonia

Six parts of New Cal’s lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning they’re well protected and home to some of the most incredible snorkelling in the world. Get up close and personal with beautiful coral, fish, turtles and more. Let us know if you ‘find Nemo’ 😉

Reason 9

It’s family friendly

Family holidays New Caledonia
Family holidays New Caledonia

You’ll find plenty of family friendly hotels – places like Chateau Royal Beach Resort offer two-bedroom suites, which are perfect for families. It has activities for all ages – even the little ones can enjoy a swim in the crystal-blue waters. It’s got food to suit all tastes – Amorino in Noumea serves ice creams shaped like a rose. Need we say more? 

Reason 10

It’s less than three hours from Sydney and Auckland!

Talk about saving the best for last… this picture-perfect vacation destination is right at your doorstep – hello, gorgeous South Pacific neighbour! New Caledonia is only a short flight from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane meaning you can enjoy breakfast in Australia and dinner in a tropical paradise!