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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!

Sunbathe on Anse Vata Beach

Anse-Vata beach New Caledonia

Sunbathe on Anse Vata Beach

Discover
In a convenient location overlooking Îlot Canard, Anse Vata Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a moment of pure relaxation on the beach. Between sessions, you can cool off in the 82.4℉ lagoon water or enjoy a drink in one of the nearby bars or hotels. It's a hard life in the tropics!

Go wild in the zoological and forest park

The zoological and forest park New Caledonia

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 New Caledonia

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.

Enjoy the incredible sights of Kuto and Kanuméra bays

Kanumera and Kuto bay Isle of Pines

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!

Go diving on the Poindimié coral reef

Diving in 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.

Stroll through the Giant Fern Park

Giant fern park New Caledonia

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

Southern Pleiades Ouvea

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!

Cruise through the islets of the southern lagoon

Great South islands cruise

Cruise through the islets of the southern lagoon

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New Caledonia is an ideal country to visit by sea, with perfectly-preserved islets just waiting to be discovered. Those located to the south of Grande Terre are famed for their beauty. Many different day trips and multi-day catamaran cruises to explore these islets are available from Nouméa.

Sip a cocktail on the beach at sunset

Sip a cocktail at sunset

Sip a cocktail on the beach at sunset

Nightlife
What better way to end the day than in one of the capital's many bars or a seaside hotel? Sit back and watch the setting sun with a cocktail in your hand and sand between your toes. No matter where you are in New Caledonia, the sunsets are spectacular!

Swim with turtles

Swim with turtles

Swim with turtles

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Friendly sea turtles are a frequent sight during sea excursions, day trips to the islets or even from the beaches of Nouméa. If you encounter this curious protected species, remember: look, don't touch!

Meet the locals at the Place des Cocotiers

Coconut square Noumea

Meet the locals at the Place des Cocotiers

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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.