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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!

 

Admire the wildlife on the Ilot Canard underwater trail

Sentier sous-marin de l'îlot Canard

Admire the wildlife on the Ilot Canard underwater trail

Discover
Just across from Nouméa, Ilot Canard is the perfect spot to spend a lazy day. This islet includes a restaurant/bar, and can be accessed by taxi boat from Anse Vata. The underwater trail provides an excellent overview of the various species of coral and tropical fish. Just put on your snorkel and flippers and take in the incredible marine life around you.

Watch a rodeo at the fair

rodéo, foire de Bourail, broussard, nouvelle-calédonie

Watch a rodeo at the fair

Local fairs
On the wild West Coast of New Caledonia, cowboys really do roam the land! They are known as "broussards", or bushmen, and the best place to meet them is at an agricultural fair. Experience broussard culture, from their unique accents and hats to a real-life rodeo!

Try kitesurfing, windsurfing or paddleboarding in the Nouméa lagoon

sports nautiques sur le lagon de Nouméa

Try kitesurfing, windsurfing or paddleboarding in the Nouméa lagoon

Sport
The Nouméa lagoon is a veritable paradise for boardsports. Whether your prefer kitesurfing, paddleboarding or windsurfing, just choose your board and dive into the turquoise water. Kitesurfers flock to Le Méridien Beach in Nouméa, windsurfers to the Côte Blanche and paddleboarders to Anse Vata Beach. Sun, sea and surf all year round!

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!

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.

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.

Soar over the tree tops on a zipline  

tyrolienne

Soar over the tree tops on a zipline  

Discover
Embrace your inner Tarzan/Jane in New Caledonia! More exciting than swinging from a vine, the Mount Mou ziplines, suspended up to 80 metres above the heart of the rainforest, offer guaranteed thrills and breathtaking 360° views. Well worth the vertigo!

Stroll through the Giant Fern Park

Parc des Grandes Fougères, Farino, Nouvelle-Calédonie

Stroll through the Giant Fern Park

Park
The Giant Fern Park, named for its giant ferns, is the perfect spot to discover the unique and incredible biodiversity of New Caledonia. From the town of Farino, located in the mountain range, more than 4,535 hectares of tropical rainforest can be explored by bike, kickbike or horseback, or simply by walking along its 40km of marked trails.

Set sail for the Southern Pleiades

Set sail for the Southern Pleiades

Exploration
Ouvéa is famous for its magnificent atolls, so an excursion to the Southern Pleiades is an absolute must. Set a course for Motu Gee and Motu Gece to observe the underwater fauna and flora of this Loyalty Island. From turtles to manta rays, sharks and reef fish, this colourful and pristine aquatic garden is bursting with life!