Holiday Packages in New Caledonia
Would you love to experience the French culture without going too far? If so, plan a trip to the islands of New Caledonia for your next holiday. New Caledonia is a French territory in the South Pacific and combines elements of the French lifestyle with island living. New Caledonia is located within the second largest coral reef in the world, after Australia, so it is a great place to go for snorkelling and diving.
New Caledonia holiday packages are the perfect options for travellers who want to experience the best of an island holiday without spending too much money. Webjet’s New Caledonia packages can save you up to several hundred dollars on your booking by bundling together flight and hotel costs. New Caledonia accommodation and flight packages also save you time, so rather than searching the web for the best deals, you can focus your attention on planning your island adventure. New Caledonia packages are the perfect options for couples looking for a romantic getaway or families looking to have a tropical holiday on a budget.
Flying to New Caledonia
There is one major international airport in New Caledonia, which is located in Païta. La Tontouta International Airport (NOU) is about 52 kilometres (32 miles) from Nounéa, which is New Caledonia’s capital and largest city.
Travelling from New Zealand, you can catch direct flights between Auckland and New Caledonia, which arrive in about 3 hours. Flying from another NZ city, your journey will include at least one stopover. Flights between New Zealand and New Caledonia are available on Aircalin, Qantas, and Air Tahiti Nui.
Where to Stay in New Caledonia
No matter what your budget is, you’ll be able to find great accommodation options in New Caledonia. The majority of hotels have easy access to the beach, and many offer beach views from the guest rooms. throughout the islands, you’ll find hotels in a variety of styles: some in a colonial French design and others that are a traditional island oasis.
Hôtel Tiéti Poindimié
Hôtel Tiéti Poindimié offers the perfect New Caledonian experience. Guest rooms offer direct access to the ocean, and many are located within beach bungalows. The hotel offers traditional island design that will have you feeling like you're in paradise. The hotel offers a number of amenities, such as a restaurant, bar, pool, tennis court, bicycle rental, and a gorgeous tropical garden.
This budget-friendly option offers rooms in a variety of sizes and prices. Nouvata is located on the Anse Vata beachfront, which is a popular tourist area. Some rooms offer an ocean view, and all rooms have access to a number of hotel amenities. Amenities include a tropical garden, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and a traditional Tahitian buffet and dance show that is held every Friday night.
Kanua Tera Ecolodge
The Kanua Tera Ecolodge is made up of 18 guest bungalows. Each bungalow is unique and features traditional New Caledonian design elements. The ecolodge is located right on the beach and is surrounded by tropical rainforest, making for a truly unforgettable experience. Each bungalow is equipped with its own patio, and hotel guests have access to a private beach, a garden, a restaurant and bar, and a swimming pool.
Things to do in New Caledonia
As a series of islands, no doubt you are planning to visit the beach on your trip to New Caledonia. There are gorgeous beaches and coral reefs, but there is plenty more to experience as well. New Caledonia has an interesting culture where you can experience some stunning nature and French influence combined with Island living.
The New Caledonian capital of Noumea is a great place to learn about the island group’s history and culture. Throughout Noumea, there is lots of interesting architecture that dates back hundreds of years. Faubourg Blanchot is New Caledonia’s oldest neighbourhood and features colonial mansions. For more colonial houses alongside old wooden cottages, pay a visit to the neighbourhoods of Vallée du Tir and Vallée des Colons.
Amadee is just off the coast of Noumea and is an ideal spot to visit for access to the New Caledonia barrier reef. Amadee Island is a natural marine reserve where you can snorkel, take a glass-bottomed boat ride, and participate in a variety of water sports. Also on the island, you can climb to the top of Amadee Lighthouse for a beautiful view over the island, ocean, and reef.
Blue River Provincial Park
Not too far from Noumea, you can experience untouched New Caledonian nature at the Blue River Provincial Park. The park is made up of waterfalls, forest, and the Blue River Valley. The park is a great place to see native New Caledonian plants and animals, including the elusive kagu bird. While visiting the Blue River Provincial Park, you can go hiking, ride bicycles, canoe or kayak, and camp.