Authentic New Caledonia - 10 Days / 9 Nights

Coeur de Voh - Jerome Emeriaud  © NCTPS

Coeur de Voh - Jerome Emeriaud © NCTPS

Ponerihouen © Eric Aubry NCTPS

Ponerihouen © Eric Aubry NCTPS

Lagoon West Coast © F Perotto NCTPS

Lagoon West Coast © F Perotto NCTPS

Amedee Island

Amedee Island

Falaises Linderaliques © Drones

Falaises Linderaliques © Drones

West Coast © VONU NCTPS

West Coast © VONU NCTPS

Falaises Linderaliques © Masaaki Hojo NC

Falaises Linderaliques © Masaaki Hojo NC

Ilot Hienga © Drones.nc _ NCTPS

Ilot Hienga © Drones.nc _ NCTPS

Road trip ©Masaaki Hojo NCTPS

Road trip ©Masaaki Hojo NCTPS

Ilot Tibarama © Masaaki Hojo _ NCTPS

Ilot Tibarama © Masaaki Hojo _ NCTPS

Tour Code: NCP08 

 

Take your time to discover the Grande Terre at your own pace, right to the ends of the earth. Relax in charming homestays and bungalows, nestled in lovely greenery, where comfort rhymes with local culture. Enjoy the excursions into the countryside while discovering the many facets of New Caledonia’s waterways. Meet the local population in all their diversity. From the Caledonian culture of the Caldoches on the West Coast to the Melanesian culture on the East Coast tribes – the New Caledonian ‘outback’ awaits you with open arms. Arouse your taste buds! Delight in the flavours of local produce while at the dinner table of homestays or at the great places we suggest for you.



Day 1

 

When you arrive at the international airport of Tontouta a private car will pick you up and take you to Noumea (a 45 minute drive).  


Château Royal Beach Hotel Resort & Spa **** 
Standard 1 bedroom Suite  
Double occupancy - Buffet breakfast included


Enjoy the hospitality of this beautiful hotel which is ideally situated on the seafront of Anse Vata Bay where you have direct access to the beach. Relax in the bar and admire the beautiful sunset – one of the best in Noumea ! 

 

 

Day 2

 

Full day excursion to Amedee Island The daytrip includes: 

  • Free pick-up from your hotel

  • 45-minute ferry boat transfer

  • Welcome cocktail drink before lunch

  • Exotic buffet lunch followed by our famous island dance show

  • Complimentary red or white wine during lunch

  • Free Glass-bottomed boat trip (approx. 30 mins)

  • Demonstration of the different ways of tying a sarong

  • Demonstration of how to climb up a coconut tree

  • Visit to the Amedee Island post office, the smallest post office in the world

  • Souvenirs, tee-shirts, postcards, sarongs are available at the boutique

  • Bar open for extra drinks

  • Sun, sea and beautiful white sandy beaches with beach chairs

  • Snorkeling equipment provided for free

  • Stand Up Paddle Boards available for hire

  • Approximately 5.00 pm (4.30 pm in winter): return transfer to your hotel

Château Royal Beach Hotel Resort & Spa **** Standard 1 bedroom Suite  
Double occupancy - Buffet breakfast included 

 

Day 3

 

Car hire Category C (Citroën Cactus, Renault Capture or equivalent) 
Unlimited mileage and comprehensive insurance 
From day 3 to day 9  
Delivery of your car to Château Royal Hotel at 9.30am  
(Return your car to Château Royal Hotel or Magenta domestic airport if you are continuing your trip to the islands).

An extra fee of AU$50 should be added if the car is delivered during week-end.

Take the road north out of Noumea for your ‘NC bush’ experience! 


We suggest that you stop on the way at the Boulouparis niaouli distillery where you will see how the niaouli essence and perfumes are made. You can buy the various niaouli products in the shop - liqueurs, small bottles of niaouli essence, syrups, essential oils, balms, soaps, lotions, as well as local handcrafted jewelry.  


In Moindou, visit the Terremba Fort, a historical prison centre to see and learn about the prison buildings and prisoner living conditions, the local colonial history and the kanak rebellions. A permanent exhibition shows the jail, the 1878 uprising, how the site has been restored and a signposted outdoor trail will show you how the prison was organized. Open every day from 9am-4pm.


Just before you get to Bourail, turn left, direction Poé and la Roche Percée. (Nouméa – Bourail: 164 km – 2 hours 15 minutes approx). 


The Roche Percée beach is famous for its ‘Bourail fellow’ - a rock shaped by erosion like a man’s head. The 3 Bay Trail starts from the Roche Percée beach and winds along the coast toTurtle Bay and then on to Lovers’ Bay. Admire the impressive colonial pine trees and the pristine turquoise water. 

Arrival at Hotel de Poe, ideally located 100m away from the famous Poe beach, in front of the lagoon and the coral reef. The bungalows with a fully equipped kitchen.

Hotel de Poe 
Night in a bungalow 
Double occupancy – Continental breakfast included

 

Day 4

 

Recommended activities:  
Everyone will find something to their taste on the Poé beach – for example, windsurfing, stand up paddle or kayaking. The Sheraton Deva Resort Hotel offers a wonderful 18-hole golf course.  
Leisurely walks and more energetic hiking are also possible on the Deva domain or along the coast.  


Take the road to Koné. Along the way you will see traces of nickel extraction on the mountains.  
Koné is the main town of the Northern Province. This town has recently developed thanks to its strategic position? It is the turn off point to the Koné-Tiwaka road which links the east and west coasts.  


Hibiscus hotel is a charming property located in the center of Kone. This hotel offers beautiful rooms, a pool and a Zen garden.

Hibiscus Hotel *** - Koné 
Night in a Pool view room  
Double occupancy – Continental breakfast included

 

Day 5

Take the Koné-Tiwaka road to the east coast which crosses the island and is famous for its beautiful landscapes (120 km -1 3/4 hours) to Hiengène.

This is one of the most popular areas in New Caledonia for tourists.


Its famous black limestone cliffs have been eroded into amazing shapes including the famous hen and a sphinx. The view is breathtaking from the lookout point to the south of the village.  
The Lindéralique rocks surprising and mysterious. 


Koulnoué Village Hotel hotel is nestled in the middle of a beautiful coconut tree grove.  
The bungalows have been totally refurbished. Restaurant & swimming pool. 

Le Koulnoué Village Hotel ***   
Night in Premium bungalow  
Double occupancy – Buffet Breakfast included

 

Day 6

 

Make the most of your morning to discover the local area. Admire the superb views from the viewpoint. Go northwards and take the old fashioned Ouaïème river ferry to the Colnett and Tao waterfalls.   

Meet up at 2pm for a scenic boat trip: 2 hours to admire the Lindéralique rocks, the ‘hen’ from the sea and then on to the village and bay of Hienghène. 


Koulnoué Village Hôtel ***   
Night in Premium bungalow  
Double occupancy – Buffet Breakfast included 

 

 

Day 7

 

Leave Hienghène for Poindimié, about 1 hour’s drive away (86km). This is the main town on the East coast. Admire the lush vegetation, the mountains and white sandy beaches along the way.  


Meet your local guide Jehudit at the city hall of Poindimié and go to Napoemien tribe. He will explain you the history of New Caledonia, the life of a tribe. You will walk on a botanic trail, until a waterfall with a beautiful viewpoint over the tribe. He will explain the role of the religion in the Kanak culture; you will see their customary temple. Then you will go back to the tribe and taste the traditional lunch “the bougna”: made up of chicken or fish with yam, sweet potatoe, coconut milk, cooked in banana leaves. 

 

 

Arrival at Tiéti Hotel *** where your tropical bungalow will be waiting for you. This charming hotel with a special Pacific atmosphere is ideally situated on the most beautiful beach of the east coast. Restaurant & swimming pool.  

Tieti Hotel *** 
Night in a Tropical bungalow 
Double occupancy – Buffet breakfast included

 

Day 8

 

Departure from Tiéti hotel to Sarraméa / Farino. (191 km – 2 hours 45 minutes approx.)  
The coastline between Poindimié and Kouaoua is a diverse mix of New Caledonia landscapes with the Ponérihouen coconut groves, mountains covered in lush forests plunging into the sea and red peaks uncovered by nickel mining. The winding road which crosses the island to Farino is very picturesque.  

Night at Terre de Soleil lodge (Available from Monday to Friday) 
This lodge is a haven of peace and quiet in the heart of the countryside.  
There are 5 bungalows each with a different atmosphere (modern, Pacific, African, Indian, Zen). They all have a private patio with a spa pool and a fireplace. 

Night in a bungalow - double occupancy  Half board included (Breakfast and dinner).

Day 9

 

Must see: Great Fern Park 
This beautiful park, with peaks undulating between 400 and 700m, is located at the crossroads of Farino, Moindou and Sarraméa villages, which are very friendly and welcoming places to visit. It was set up in 2008 with the objective of protecting the local ecosystems of dense dry forest which have an exceptionally rich biodiversity and a very high rate of native species. In 2009 the Research Institute for Social Development estimated around 500 plant species in the park. 70% of these species are endemic. The park is also home to many native birds including the Cagou, Noutou, Caledonian warbler and green pigeon. It is open every day except Tuesdays.

Take the road back to Nouméa (116 km – 1hour 30minutes approx.)  
Drop off your rental car at Château Royal Hotel. Meet the car hire rep at 5.30 pm at the reception. 


Château Royal Beach Hotel Resort & Spa **** 
Standard 1 bedroom Suite 
Double occupancy - Buffet breakfast included  
Or drop off the car at Magenta domestic airport if you are continuing your trip to the islands. 

 

Day 10

A private car will pick you up at the hotel and take you to Tontouta International Airport (a 45 minute drive).

Authentic New Caledonia - 10 Days / 9 Nights

 

from $2,790 per person, twin share

Your Holiday Includes:

 

  • Accommodation (Breakfast included) as mentioned in the program

  • Activities and visits as mentioned in the program

  • Transfers by bus or with private car as mentioned in the program

  • Rental car as mentioned in the program

  • 24/7 assistance by our local team

  • Travel wallet including vouchers, itinerary of the stay, emergency phone number available 24/7, maps 

Not included in this program:

 

  • International flights

  • Travel insurances (repatriation, cancellation...)

  • Extra visits or excursions in option

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • All which is not mentioned in “the rate includes”

 

Want to extend your holiday?

 

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Escape to Isle of Pines – 5D/4N

Short Stay in Lifou – 3D/2N

Short Stay in Ouvea – 3D/2N

Short Stay in Mare – 3D/2N

Break in the south – 3D/2N

Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa - 8D/7N

 

 

We can assist you to book your return flights from Australia to Nouméa with our competitive airfares. Just send us an email with your requirements and we’ll get back to you with a quote.

 

*Prices are in Australian Dollars, subject to availability at time of booking and for new bookings only.

The above prices are per person twin-share and valid for travel and bookings till 31/03/2021.

Blackout dates: From 22 December 2020 to 04 January 2021.

Discounts are already included in costs. All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

Conditions, amendment and cancellation fees apply. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

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