Grand Terre’s East Coast is a beautiful region to discover as part of a self-drive itinerary due to its stunning scenic views. Its landscape is lush and mountainous. The coastline is edged by foothills covered in beautiful vegetation, and there are plenty of walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and time frames. Authentic and undeveloped, the area is mainly populated by the Kanak people, the original inhabitants of New Caledonia, whose tribes live in traditional huts in small communities up and down the coast. Their culture is full of song, dance and sculpture. From hidden waterfalls, luxuriant valleys to bamboo forests and magnificent tree ferns dotting the hillside, this region is perfect for nature lovers of all ages. The Coast also offers amazing snorkelling spots. The barrier reef offers a wide variety of amazing and colourful coral.
When to visit
The climate is tropical. Hot and humid from November to March with temperatures in the high 20’s to low 30’s. And a cooler, drier period from June to August with temperatures in the low to mid 20’s. You can swim and relax all year round.
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Some popular East Coast Packages
Experience the ultimate road trip, driving past Noumea's stunning landscapes, brimming with Melanesian vibe and breathtaking flora and fauna. Take on the optional micro-flight tour over the Heart of Voh and a scenic boat trip in Hienghene to experience the best of this gorgeous paradise in French Pacific.
Discover tribal life, unspoilt nature and tropical paradise during your self-drive journey through the most fascinating sights of New Caledonia. From Noumea, drive towards Bourail, Poindimie, and La Foa to uncover the time-honored tradition of Melanesia and its extraordinary diversity.
Take the ultimate road trip across unique tribal areas, unspoilt nature and tropical paradise of New Caledonia. From Noumea, drive towards Bourail, Poum, Hienghene, Poindimie, and La Foa to uncover the time-honored tradition of Melanesia and its extraordinary beauty and diversity.