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Self Drive Circle Tour

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Country
New Caledonia
Travel Periods
01 Apr 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
Experience
Self-Drive
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Take the ultimate road trip across unique tribal areas, unspoilt nature and tropical paradise of New Caledonia. The mainland of New Caledonia is 400kms long and a self drive tour will provide a fascinating contrast of scenery: niaouli plains and expansive farmland on the west coast and lush vegetation with an impressive coastline on the east coast.

Highlights

Enjoy a 10-day self-drive tour around the mainland of New Caledonia!

Discover the best tourist attractions in Noumea such as its bays, cultural city centre and restaurants!

Explore the wild and beautiful landscapes of Hienghene where you will find the famous Linderalic Rocks!

Go diving or snorkeling at Poindimié and witness an array of colourful sea creatures!

Uncover the places of interest in the West Coast such as Koumac Cave and Mines of Tiebaghi!

Visit the stunning Tibarama Islet, one of the most beautiful islands in New Caledonia!

Included

1 night in Kone at Hibiscus Hotel
2 nights in Hienghène at Koulnoue Hotel
2 nights in Poindimie at Tieti Hotel
2 nights in Poum at Malabou Hotel
3 nights in Noumea at Nouvata Hotel
10 days Car Rental - Category C (auto unlimited kms & basic insurance)
Daily breakfast included
Day 1
Noumea

Arrival in Noumea. Pick up your car hire before heading over to Noumea. Depending on your flight arrival time, there might be time for acity centre visit. 

Overnight stay at Nouvata Hotel in a Premium Room. 

Noumea
Welcome to Nouvata Hotel
Day 2
Noumea → Koné

Head to Pouembout for a short hike on Plateau de Thia to enjoy a panoramic view over the area and ocean. Then visit the Cultural Centre of Pomemie (kanak exhibits). Reach your hotel in Koné.

Overnight stay at Hotel Hibiscus in a Spa Room. 

Breakfast
Noumea → Koné
Plateau de Thia
Day 3
Koné → Poum

Head to Voh to walk on the Gatope Beach, visit the coffee Ecomuseum after which you can fly over the heart of Voh on a ULM. Reach Poum and your hotel.

Overnight stay at Malabou Hotel in a Beach Bungalow. 

Breakfast
Koné → Poum
Day 4
Poum

Visit the Koumac Cave, the Mines of Tiebaghi and enjoy a lunch and afternoon on Ilot Tiam Bouene.

Overnight stay at Malabou Hotel in a Beach Bungalow. 

Breakfast
Poum
Mines of Tiebaghi
Day 5
Poum → Hienghène

Reach the far North of New Caledonia, walk on the Nenon beach, and drive to “Boat Pass”, the northern extremity of the mainland with views on the Beleps Islands. Visit the St Denis church, the first catholic church of New Caledonia. You could stop at Association Djowero to learn how to carve mountain rocks. There are two waterfalls along the way: Cascade de Tao & Cascade Colnett. Head south to take the last ferry-boat of New Caledonia joining the road between the north of the mainland and Hienghène. Reach your hotel in Hienghène.

Overnight stay at Koulnoue Hotel in a Privilege Bungalow. 

Poum → Hienghène
Day 6
Hienghène

Visit the Cultural Centre of Hienghène, reach the viewpoint over the Sphynx and Hen (rocks in front of the Bay), walk on the “500 francs bill” beach (this beach used to be on the 500 francs bill), and stop along the Linderalic Rocks in Hienghène.

Overnight stay at Koulnoue Hotel in a Privilege Bungalow. 

Breakfast
Hienghène
Roches Linderalique
Day 7
Hienghène → Poindimié

Visit the Twaé Corridor, a rock formation dug by water and at the end of which flows a waterfall. Then enjoy the Tibarama islet for a relaxing lunch and afternoon (short boat ride). Reach your hotel in Poindimié.

Overnight stay at Tieti Hotel in a Beach Bungalow. 

Breakfast
Hienghène → Poindimié
Beach Bungalow at Tieti Hotel
Day 8
Poindimié

Poindimié is one of the best spots in New Caledonia for diving/snorkelling. Take the day to do a diving baptism or to enjoy the lagoon for a snorkelling excursion.

Overnight stay at Tieti Hotel in a Beach Bungalow. 

Breakfast
Poindimié
Snorkeling at Poindimié
Day 9-10
Poindimié → Noumea

Return to Nouméa and enjoy your last two days to visit its bays, city centre, cultural centre…

Overnight stay at Nouvata Hotel in a Premium Room.

Breakfast
Poindimié → Noumea
Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Day 11
Noumea

It's time to say goodbye. After breakfast, check out and depart to the airport, where you will be dropping off the car before your return flight.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, English
Local currency
French Pacific Franc (XPF)

Hotel options

Koulnoue Village
Koulnoue Village

Hienghéne
Near the Koulnoué and Lindéralique tribal villages, the Lindéralique rocks and the famous Broody Hen, the Koulnoué Village is located 10 km from Hienghène, in a beautiful coconut grove by the sea. Cultural showplace of the East Coast and the historic fief of Jean-Marie Tjibaou, the Hienghène region offers many possibilities for exploring, both through its rich natural environment and the omnipresence of Kanak culture.

Malabou Beach Hotel
Malabou Beach Hotel

Poum 
Set alongside a private beach and beautiful lagoon, Hotel Malabou Beach features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a bar and a tennis court. All bungalows offer a patio with outdoor furniture. Guests enjoy free WiFi. Koumac Hotel Malabou Beach is 30 minutes' drive from Koumac Village. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting rooms, luggage storage and free on-site parking.

Nouvata
Nouvata

Noumea
Located on Anse Vata, the lively beachfront popular with tourists, Nouvata offers a choice of hotel rooms with the option of ocean view for some of the categories. At the heart of the hotel is a tropical garden with numerous native species which surrounds a swimming pool and sun deck, a small sheltered pool designed specifically for children, sun loungers and sun umbrellas – guaranteed relaxation and well-being. 

Tieti Hotel
Tieti Hotel

Poindimie
Nestled in the heart of a huge property, on one of the most beautiful golden sand beaches on the East Coast, the Tieti hotel offers you an exceptional stay as a couple, with family or friends. Inspired by the Barringtonia fruit, the Tieti Hotel was designed in the spirit of Oceanic architecture, elegantly combining natural and noble materials. The attention to detail ensures comfort and relaxation in an authentic atmosphere mixing tradition and modernity. 

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11 days
from AUD4,113
per person, twin share
New Caledonia
Self-Drive
Independent Holiday Packages
01 Apr 2022 - 31 Mar 2023

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package


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What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
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  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
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Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

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We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

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If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

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