DISCOVER THE GREEN BEATING HEART OF THE PACIFIC!
With a unique fusion of French and Melanesian culture, spectacular natural scenery, jaw-dropping islands and a lagoon listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, New Caledonia is one of the true jewels of the South Pacific.
Whether you base yourself in Noumea the capital or make your way to its stunning islands, you will be surprised and seduced by the destination.
New Caledonia is only a short flight away from Australia. If you’re craving something new on your next long week-end, book a holiday to this South Pacific gem.
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Hop on a 3-hour flight and be transported to an island paradise with a French touch. The influence of France is so rich and abundant on the archipelago - from the architecture in Noumea to the freshly baked croissants of the local bakeries. Taste New Caledonia's unique fusion of Pacific and French cuisine. The best cheese and wine from France are also available on the islands.
Yes, that’s right. Hailed as the largest lagoon in the entire world, the Lagoon boasts a stunning array of shades of blue that any water baby will surely appreciate, along with marine life so diverse and exceptional that UNESCO bestowed it the status of World Heritage site in 2008.
Consisting of four archipelagos made up by dozens of islands and islets, there are many beautiful places to explore. Relax on the white sands of Ouvéa, swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Isle of Pines, and learn about the folklore of the locals through dance on the island of Lifou.
New Caledonia offers countless of adventures for the active soul. Between air, land and sea, there is something for everyone. Trekking, snorkeling, mountain bike riding, horseback riding will lead you to the heart of Caledonian nature. Scuba diving promises the discovery of exceptional spots. Finally, get ready for the jump of the century, by skydiving above the most beautiful lagoon in the world!
Get to know the New Caledonian Melanesians who inhabit the islands. Visit the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre to get a glimpse of the Kanaks. Celebrate the islands indigenous heritage by viewing traditional artworks, indulging in the cuisine, watching cultural performances, and more.
Fly over the Famous Heart of Voh in an Ultra-light flight, the Heart of Voh, located north of Koné, is a naturally formed heart-shape in the Mangroves designed by hundreds of years of low and high tides! If flying isn't your thing, consider taking the track up to the 400-metre high viewing deck at Mt. Kathépaïk for an excellent alternative.