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Self Drive - East Coast
Cascade de Colnett
Hienghene Cultural Center
Linderalic Rocks | Credit: Nouvelle Caledonie / Sebastian Lebegue
Bays of Noumea
Sphynx Hienghene
St Denis Church
Nouvata Hotel
Beach Bungalow at Tieti Hotel
New Caledonia

Self Drive - East Coast (Tour code: 12029)

Starts and Ends
in Noumea
Travel Periods
until 30 Nov 24
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Discover tribal life, unspoilt nature and tropical paradise on your self-drive journey through the most fascinating sights of New Caledonia.


Enjoy a 7-day self-drive tour around the east cost of Grande Terre

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

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

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

7 days
AUD 4,121
per person, twin share
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The east coast of Grande Terre (mainland) is a vast contrast to the west coast. Discover tribal life, unspoilt nature and tropical paradise during your self-drive journey through the most fascinating sights of New Caledonia. Drive along the coastline amongst lush vegetation, surrounded by the famous rock formations a region steeped in tradition and culture. Explore the wild and beautiful landscapes of Hienghene where you will find the famous Linderalic Rocks and the stunning Tibarama Islet, one of the most beautiful islands in New Caledonia.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned


3 nights in Noumea at Nouvata Hotel
2 nights in Hienghène at Koulnoue Hotel
1 night in Poindimie at Tieti Hotel
7 Days Car Rental - Category B (auto unlimited kms & basic insurance)
Daily breakfast included

Day 1 Noumea

Arrival in Noumea. Pick up your rental car at the airport and drive to Noumea for check in at Nouvata Hotel. Visit the city center and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight stay at Nouvata Hotel in a Premium Room. 

Welcome to Nouvata Hotel

Day 2 Noumea Poindimié

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 near Koné (kanak exhibits). Reach your hotel in Poindimié.

Overnight stay at Tieti Hotel in a Tropical Bungalow.


Noumea → Poindimié
Plateau de Thia

Day 3 Poindimié Hienghène

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

Overnight stay at Koulnoue Hotel in a Privilege Bungalow.

Poindimié → Hienghène
Roches Linderalique

Day 4 Hienghène

Head north to take the last ferry-boat of New Caledonia joining the road between Hienghène and the north of the mainland. There are two waterfalls along the way: Cascade de Tao & Cascade Colnett. You could stop at Association Djowero to learn how to carve mountain rocks. Visit the St Denis church, the first catholic church of New Caledonia.

Overnight stay at Koulnoue Hotel in a Privilege Bungalow.

Cascade de Tao

Day 5-6 Hienghène 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. 

Hienghène → Noumea
Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Day 7 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.



Koulnoue Village

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.


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

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. 

Additional information

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

International flights included in this package are based on lead-in fares and are subject to limited availability. Our team will advise you of any airfare differences to the advertised package price, if necessary. Please note that actual fares may vary depending on factors such as travel dates, seat availability, and airline policies. Additional charges may apply for flight upgrades or changes.


  • International airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • 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 i.e. mandatory festive dinners
  • 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


Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

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Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.

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  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
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Can you book my international airfares?

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:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

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.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

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Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.

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When experience matters