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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!

Spend a relaxing day at the foot of the Amédée Lighthouse

Amédée Lighthouse New Caledonia

Spend a relaxing day at the foot of the Amédée Lighthouse

Unmissable
No-one should leave Nouméa without visiting Amédée, the capital's most famous islet. It is home to an impressive 19th century metal lighthouse and a natural marine reserve known for its tropical fish and turtles. If you want to take a break from swimming and relaxing, the climb to the lighthouse offers an incredible 360° panorama over the lagoon and the coral reef!

Visit the Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Tjibaou Cultural Center New Caledonia

Visit the Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Museum
In the outskirts of Nouméa stands the majestic Tjibaou Cultural Centre. A beacon of Kanak culture, designed by the celebrated architect Renzo Piano, this imposing building is a must-visit destination to understand and immerse yourself in the Melanesian world. The centre combines national history, traditional sites and exhibitions of contemporary artists.

Explore colonial history at Fort Téremba

Fort Teremba, Moindou, New Caledonia

Explore colonial history at Fort Téremba

Museum
Visit Fort Teremba and step back in time to the colonial past of New Caledonia. Built in Moindou in 1871, this historic monument bore witness to years of penal servitude and subsequent revolt of the Kanak people. The tour of this restored site, complete with guillotine, prison and museum, is loaded with emotion. Especially during the famous light and sound show!

Meet the locals at the Place des Cocotiers

Coconut square Noumea

Meet the locals at the Place des Cocotiers

Discover
An iconic esplanade in the centre of Nouméa, the Place des Cocotiers is where New Caledonians like to gather during the week. Surrounded by shopping streets, it is the ideal spot for finding souvenirs and lunch. Concerts and markets are also organised throughout the year.

Explore the coral reef at the Aquarium des Lagons

Aquarium des Lagons Noumea, New Caledonia

Explore the coral reef at the Aquarium des Lagons

Museum
The Aquarium des Lagons is a must-do Nouméa attraction, plunging visitors into the depths of a magical blue world. It is home to an exceptional variety of multicoloured and fluorescent corals, tropical fish, crustaceans and marine mammals, some of which are only found in New Caledonia!