Self Drive Great South - Kanua Tera Ecolodge - 3 Nights
Tour Code: NCP05
This 4 day self-drive holiday is the perfect way to discover the delights of the Deep South. The soil here is rich in iron oxide turning the ground a rich shade of crimson. It’s a primitive, almost frontier feel and when you come here, you’ll have a sense of how the great explorers felt when they stumbled upon this island.
Day 1: Noumea - Port Boise (80km / 1h)
Pick up your rental car from your hotel and start your journey into the heart of the Great South. You might want to take a picnic lunch with you (not included) as you head towards the Mouirange Pass, which is a great place to admire the Southern countryside as it rolls away below you.
The must-sees of Great South:
Blue River Park: This is the most popular park in New Caledonia, undoubtedly the most incredible one. Located in the south of the Grande Terre, the Blue River Park promises a truly exotic scenery in a very unusual setting. Nature here has not changed for millions of years!
Waterfalls of the La Madeleine: At the heart of the Grand Sud (Far South), and deep in the provincial reserve of the same name, in the Plaine des Lacs (Plain of Lakes), and nearby the Blue River Provincial Park, the La Madeleine waterfalls and the botanical path that leads to them give you a rich and beautiful environment for a walk.
The Yaté Dam: Within the magnificent Great South region, known for its big open spaces, preserved nature and red soil, the Yaté Dam and its lake are simply gigantic. The dam, 45 metres high and 641 metres long is located 160 metres above sea level. The huge lake is approximately 40 Km2. An impressive and unmissable experience in the South of New Caledonia.
Cap N'Dua: Found on the tip of the Great South, Cap N'Dua is a natural reserve nestled between land and sea. Richly biodiverse, the area offers breathtaking views of the lagoon and open sea. There is a viewing area with facilities allowing visitors to gaze at the horizon on the lookout for the humpback whales that come to reproduce in the region each year.
Prony Village: Meticulously restored by enthusiasts, the now deserted village of Prony occupies a unique position in the history of New Caledonia. Indeed, in and of itself, it illustrates three historic phases: the penal colony, the wood industry and the early stages of mining on the Caillou (“pebble”), as the Grande Terre is affectionately known.
You will be staying 3 nights in Melanesian bungalow at the Kanua Ecolodge (3*). This gorgeous resort is located right on the beach giving you wonderful views of the sea. Each day you’ll enjoy a buffet breakfast and be left to choose any activities you want.
Day 2 & Day 3: Port Boise
Daily buffet breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel.
Days at leisure. Boat trips can be arranged by the on-site tour desk. For those wishing to keep active, a number of hiking trails surround the property. Free snorkelling is also available. Ka Ma Restaurant and Bar is open daily and offers delicious New Caledonian cuisine including succulent seafood. Delicious cocktails can also be ordered. Kanua Tera Ecolodge Yate is a 25-minute drive from N’Doua Cape Lighthouse.
Nights in Melanesian bungalow at Kanua Ecolodge (3*).
Day 4: Port Boise - Noumea
Buffet breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. Day at leisure. You have the possibility to stop at different points of interest where you did not have time to stop before. Back to Nouméa to drop off your car rental.
from $729.00 per person, twin share
Upgrade to a Tropical Bungalow from $70 per person
Your Holiday Includes:
Rental car from Day 1 to Day 4, Collision Damage Waiver and unlimited kilometres, Category B car (Auto - Ford Fiesta or similar). Pick up and Drop off at your hotel in Noumea.
3 nights’ accommodation staying in a Melanesian Bungalow at Kanua Tera Ecolodge 3*
Buffet breakfast daily
Not included in this program:
The activities and excursions recommended in the itinerary
Any lunch or dinner
Extra fees for airport pick up and drop off
*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 until 31 March 2023. Free nights & 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.