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  • Don't Forget Your Snorkelling Gear!

    New Caledonia's clear blue waters are perfect for snorkelling, you don't need to go scuba diving! Just make sure you take your snorkelling gear!We got ours from Vanuatu, instead of renting them as we know we would be needing them for NEw Caledonia, especially for ISle of Pines where the sand, the corals, etc.. are all enchanting so it is a must to...

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  • Tourism in New Caledonia

    One of the best things about New Caledonia is the it feels largely unspoilt by tourism.Only Noumea and the outer islands have a range of those typical South Pacific-style hotels and resorts and get a noticeable number of visitors, and even there, the majority of them are French holidaymakers, rather than foreign tourists.These are also the places...

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  • Tourist Offices

    New Caledonia has some of the very best-organized and most informative tourist offices in the entire South Pacific region!Staff speak English, have excellent brochures and maps, lists and rates of accomodation around the territory, schedules and fares for buses and ships... you name it!All three provinces also have their own tourism websites.They...

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  • Suburbs of Noumea

    Just to show you that Noumea isn't just an idyllic paradise where everybody lives by the coast in tropical beach huts....The local bus dropped us off in this area when we wanted to go to the Zoo (which was closed for Siesta).The area looked rather poor indeed, and was quite a surprise, as though some areas in Noumea looked rather simple, I wasn't...

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  • Smurf Driving School

    This is just a place I passed and found interesting....Smurf Driving School....imagine being taught to drive by a Papa Smurf!!

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  • Out in the Countryside

    If you get the chance, get out into the countryside around the city of Noumea.Unfortunately, all we managed to see of it were some good views between the airport and the city, which was quite some distance.Here is what must be a traditional village hut.

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  • Glass Bottom Boat ride

    At Amedee we took a glass bottomed boat trip out to the coral reef, which was really spectacular (probably second to the Great Barrier reef). The tropical fish were great!

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  • Another wonderful memory

    And as the sun set slowly behind the French ice-cream cart, another perfect day in paradise ended....

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  • Phare Amedee (Lighthouse Island)

    My one trip out of the centre of Noumea (since I was young and couldn't afford more than 1 expensive day trip) was to Phare Amedee, pictured here. It was a great choice of daytrip, leaving from the Noumea waterfront on a nice large cabin cruiser, with nice on board Polonesian music played by a couple of guys with guitars.Here we are, arriving at...

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  • New Year's Eve

    My favorite memory of New Caledonia was spending New Year's Eve with my travelling companions at a beachside restaurant at our hotel, seeing all the cars doing laps of the beachfront area, and the brilliant fireworks they let off at midnight. The whole tropical feel of Noumea was great.

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  • Take a day trip out to the...

    Take a day trip out to the neighbouring islands. See the locals and appreciate their simple way of life. Watching the locals from Lifou take on the the boys from the cruise in a game of soccer. International relations at its best.

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  • rent a mountain bike. You can...

    rent a mountain bike. You can find the nicest places with the bike. One beach is as more beautiful as the other on. Sometimes you find a beach in front of a cows under palms. It is really funny. At first you see a wonderful white beach and a very nice sea with the nicest colours of blue and directly behind it, you see cows chewing the gras....

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  • take the little city train....

    take the little city train. (Look at the photo here). It is a funny little train, which you take over the isle to the most important places. You can choose between differnet tours around Noumea.Take the train and discover a lot of different impressions.

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  • Check out Noumea's beach strip...

    Check out Noumea's beach strip Anse Vata and head to the country and experience the 'caldoche' or country lifestyle... Cliffs of Hienghene - it may take a while to get there, but it's excellent !!If you want to do it in style stay at Club Med, which is nearby.. it must be the most out-of-the-way Club Med in the world

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  • Visit the Cultural Centre. ...

    Visit the Cultural Centre. This will give specific information on historic and cultural events plus they can also advise of any special celebrations that may be on during your stay. The amazing mix of cultures French and Polynesian.. This makes for a varied and colourful trip

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  • noumea is not the only...

    noumea is not the only place(see picture of the cathedral);you can go up to the country where there are no big cities but only little villages;one is famous:yaté,not too far from nouméa,80 kms;also very famous:ile des pins the trip!nice-paris-bahrain-singapore-jakarta-sydney-nouméa 27hours of plane,32 hours with the different stops

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  • You must visit Lifou, Ouvea...

    You must visit Lifou, Ouvea and Mare, the three Loyalty islands. The evenings with the sky like velvet and every star clear, shining over the baie de citrons with Club Med 2 in the background, all lit up, sails waving in the warm breeze.

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