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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!

 

Enjoy a gourmet French meal

Gastronomie calédonienne

Enjoy a gourmet French meal

Gastronomy
If you want to capture the essence of New Caledonia, dinner is a good place to start! A French island in the Pacific Ocean, its cuisine combines French gastronomy with Oceanic recipes to create an explosion of flavour. To enjoy this unique culinary experience, head to the restaurants and hotels that line the bays of Nouméa. Bon appétit!

Enjoy a lobster on Brosse Islet

Langouste, Île des Pins, Nouvelle-Calédonie

Enjoy a lobster on Brosse Islet

Local savours
The Isle of Pines lagoon is full of beautiful yet deserted islands, populated only by coconut palms and New Caledonia pines. Set sail on a nautical day trip to swim in translucent waters with manta rays, turtles and dolphins. Enjoy a lobster on the beach in your own private paradise!

Enjoy a tribal welcome and feast on bougna

bougna, plat traditionnel, cuisine kanak, Nouvelle-Calédonie

Enjoy a tribal welcome and feast on bougna

Local savours
To immerse yourself in the rich Kanak culture, dating back thousands of years, you must experience a tribal welcome. On top of the welcome ceremony, known as "faire la coutume", you can also sleep in a hut and sample some tasty bougna (a dish of tubers steamed in coconut milk). There are countless traditions to share with the indigenous people of New Caledonia!

Join a bush barbecue on a ranch tour

Ranch Nouvelle-Calédonie

Join a bush barbecue on a ranch tour

Local savours
The only way to truly understand the stockmen and their way of life is by visiting their farms, located deep in the New Caledonian bush. Watching the livestock being rounded up on horseback is always an impressive sight, and sharing a family meal with the bushmen is an excellent opportunity to sample the local products.

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!