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Top experiences

Hike, ride, discover, dive or relax... New Caledonia is full of experiences that will make your heart soar. The archipelago will fuel your travel with a thousand emotions from A for adrenaline, to Z for zen!

 

Go wild in the zoological and forest park

Parc zoologique et forestier

Go wild in the zoological and forest park

Park
High above Nouméa, the Parc Zoologique et Forestier is a wildlife park, a botanical garden and a nature reserve rolled into one. From cagous and goliath imperial pigeons to geckos and flying foxes, it offers an interesting overview of the country's endemic species. Set in a green landscape with many picnic areas, this is a must-see for both little ones and grown-ups!

Discover the hidden wonders of Kiki Beach

Kiki beach, Lifou, îles Loyauté, Nouvelle-Calédonie

Discover the hidden wonders of Kiki Beach

Exploration
Concealed at the foot of the cliffs on the west coast of Lifou, Kiki Beach is a real hidden gem. After a half-hour walk through the forest, you will find yourself alone on a beautiful strip of white sand looking out over dazzling turquoise blue water.

Sample local products at the Moselle Market

Marché municipal de Nouméa

Sample local products at the Moselle Market

Local savour
The largest market in Nouméa is found at the morning markets at Port Moselle. Step into a world of colour and flavour, where simply strolling from stall to stall is enough to tantalise the senses. Tropical fruits and vegetables, Pacific fish, local specialties, baked goods, crafts, souvenirs... the options are endless!

Go snorkelling in the coral sea of Jinek Bay

Lifou, îles Loyauté, Nouvelle-Calédonie

Go snorkelling in the coral sea of Jinek Bay

Exploration
In a secluded spot northwest of Lifou, Jinek Bay offers an incredible open-air aquarium. Snorkelling is the perfect way for swimmers to admire breathtaking coral heads. Discover a dazzling rainbow of colours and underwater life along two marked underwater courses!

Admire the lagoon from the Domaine de Deva

Le Domaine de Deva

Admire the lagoon Admire the lagoon

Exploration
The Domaine de Deva is a rambler's paradise. On foot, by bike or on horseback, you can stroll from the beach to the largest dry forest in the territory, passing through a mangrove along the way. Its golden hills offer a breathtaking panorama of the lagoon, the coral reef and the Shark Fault!

Follow the 3-Bay Trail from La Roche Percée to Turtle Bay

Le sentier des 3 baies

Follow the 3-Bay Trail from La Roche Percée to Turtle Bay

Discover
The 3-Bay Trail is one of the most beautiful walks on the West Coast and a must-do for anyone staying in Bourail! Start at La Roche Percée where the famous "Bonhomme", a rock shaped like a man, overlooks the beach. From there you can continue round Turtle Bay, shaded by giant New Caledonia pines, until you reach the secluded hideaway known as Lovers’ Bay...

Enjoy the incredible sights of Kuto and Kanuméra bays

Baie de Kuto, Île des Pins, Nouvelle-Calédonie

Enjoy the incredible sights of Kuto and Kanuméra bays

Discover
Known for their fine white sand, Kanuméra and Kuto are undoubtedly the most beautiful and accessible beaches on the Isle of Pines! Separated by a thin strip of land, these two bays each have their own distinct personality: Kuto is perfect for lounging, while Kanuméra draws bathers to its sacred rock.

See cagous at Blue River Park

Cagou au Parc de la Rivière Bleue

See cagous at Blue River Park

Park
Blue River Park is the most visited park in New Caledonia with the best selection of native fauna and flora. It is also home to the largest population of cagous in the country. A national emblem, this flightless bird has a unique barking cry. Listen out and you might just hear it!

Hike the North Grande Randonnée

Hike the North Grande Randonnée

Exploration
A popular hiking destination, New Caledonia has two long-distance footpaths (Grande Randonnées) in the north and south for amateurs and more experienced hikers. The GR®1 in the North will lead you through the mountain range to the heart of the Melanesian world, from Ponérihouen to Touho. This sporty adventure also includes tribal accommodation along the East Coast!

Paddle along the Côte Oubliée

Paddle along the Côte Oubliée

Exploration
If you're always on the lookout for extreme adventures, the Côte Oubliée is the place to go. This untouched and uninhabited wilderness between Yaté and Thio offers a total escape from everyday life. Only accessible by sea and under the supervision of a guide, you can explore this pristine region by kayak, having packed camping equipment and supplies for 4 days.

Cross the rainforest on a quad bike

Quad à Sarraméa

Cross the rainforest on a quad bike

Sport
Let your inner Indiana Jones go wild as you speed around 270 hectares of private property on a quad bike. In Sarraméa, in the region of La Foa, the trails that crisscross the hills are ideal for off-road adventures. Thrills and breathtaking views guaranteed!

Go diving on the Poindimié coral reef

Plongée à Poindimié

Go diving on the Poindimié coral reef

Unmissable
The archipelago is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, and Poindimié is one of the best places to see it up close thanks to its beautiful dive spots! Under the water, a spectacular garden of coral and multicoloured fish unfurls before your eyes.