Wonders of New Caledonia

Between land and sea, let New Caledonia’s many personalities and diverse culture entice you.

Lagoon in New Caledonia

New Caledonia shelters the world’s biggest lagoon, which is hemmed by a sumptuous coral reef. In 2008, parts of the lagoon were enlisted as World Heritage sites for their exceptional marine biodiversity. The lagoon is fringed by the world’s second largest reef system, featuring a very rare duplicated reef barrier. It also holds important nesting spots for sea turtles. The New Caledonian lagoon is a natural treasure to be preserved as it holds a dense marine fauna and flora. However protected, you can enjoy and explore the lagoon in many different ways. 

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Beaches in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, beaches are idyllic and aesthetically irreproachable. Often secluded and frequently deserted, they remain very easily accessible. Don’t wait any longer and come discover tropical scenery that will have you enjoy the best vacation of your life. In New Caledonia beaches and the Pacific Ocean are waiting for you!

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Sailing in New Caledonia


New Caledonia offers a myriad of magnificent islets dotting its pristine lagoon and enhancing the horizon’s contours. A paradisiacal environment that is also a sailor’s dream.  Whether you opt for a private cruise or a guided group excursion, the world’s biggest lagoon will reveal its secrets and spectacular assets. Come enjoy unique sailing escapades!

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Paddle boarding in New Caledonia

New Caledonia’s lagoon has long been considered the ideal playground for all adventure water sports amateurs. It has recently become a paddle boarder’s paradise as well. Stand-up Paddle boarding (also known as SUP) is popular all over the island and is often practiced as a family activity. 

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Kitesurfing in New Caledonia

The New Caledonian lagoon is a grand-scale playground for all water sports enthusiasts and a great destination to practice flat-water sporting disciplines. Freestyle, kitefoiling, racing, wave riding, freeriding...New Caledonia is a true kitesurfer’s paradise. The island abounds with unbelievable spots with ideal conditions, no matter your level.

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Surfing in New Caledonia

You don’t think of New Caledonia as a surfing destination? Think again! Off the shores of Grande Terre, you will enjoy memorable surfing sessions on open water. Discover unusual spots that are breathtaking and exhilarating. Get ready for the ride of your life!

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Windsurfing in New Caledonia

If you are a windsurfing enthusiast, New Caledonia is the perfect destination for you! Adventure sports are very popular here…so come enjoy ideal conditions and mix with a tight-knit community of local boarders.

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Scuba diving in New Caledonia

If you enjoy diving in warm tropical waters that overflow with colorful marine wildlife, you must experience New Caledonia’s reputed diving sites. Whether you journey with friends or family, you will be enthralled by the world’s most beautiful lagoon. In a serene, safe and unique environment, discover the splendid underwater treasures of New Caledonia. Countless activities await you, from snorkeling to underwater trekking and deep diving. 

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Fishing in New Caledonia

New Caledonia is geographically isolated from areas where industrial fishing takes place, and the country counts many marine reserves within which fishing is prohibited. Moreover, large portions of the lagoon have been inscribed on the World Heritage list. That being said, New Caledonia overflows with reputed fishing spots. Its lagoon is renowned worldwide as it shelters an abundant variety of fish. The enticing promise of a big catch in a tropical paradise…tempted yet? 

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Relax in New Caledonia

So you’ve been dreaming of a quiet vacation in a tropical haven, away from daily worries and routine…you’ve been craving a serene environment where leisure and wellness are the only rules…New Caledonia is the destination for you! Enjoy sunbathing, lounging on the beach or by the pool and having the time to finish that book that’s been lying around for months. From dazzling sunsets to appeasing pampering sessions in luxurious spas, New Caledonia will treat your body and mind to exceptional wellness.

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Nature and landscapes in New Caledonia

From valleys green with incredible flora to world-class lagoons, New Caledonia hosts a wide range of natural treasures. Discover and wonder at a land where nature rimes with opulence.

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Terrestrial biodiversity in New Caledonia

New Caledonia is famous for the great variety of its landscapes. From the fiery-red soils of the south to the golden savannas of the west, the lush forests of the east and the immaculate beaches of its Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia harbors a remarkably rich biodiversity.

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Hiking and trekking in New Caledonia

New Caledonia’s natural reserves offer visitors a wealth of recreational trails that allow you to discover the local fauna and flora. On the Loyalty Islands, enjoy the great outdoors while you go rafting, climbing or horseback riding. Get moving, explore and discover a unique island.

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Golf in New Caledonia

Want to experience new golf courses in a breathtaking landscape? New Caledonia is for you. Just 2 hours from Brisbane, 3 from Sydney and Auckland and 4 from Melbourne, this little piece of France and paradise for golf lovers is at a door step of his neighbours Australia and New Zealand.

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Horseback riding in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, horseback riding is somewhat of an institution. There’s a saying in the outback that kids learn to ride before they even learn to walk! From classic riding clubs to stockbreeding farms, New Caledonia offers a wide array of riding options. Explore the island’s amazing scenery while practicing your favorite activity!

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Staying in a tribe in New Caledonia

New Caledonia is well-known for its splendid beaches and breathtaking natural treasures. With its exotic charms and contrasted scenery, the island remains a unique destination. But it holds more than splendid landscapes… beyond the obvious beauty of New Caledonia, you will enjoy meeting welcoming locals and learning about their traditional lifestyle. Spend a few days in a tribal village and experience a complete change of scene as you share ancestral and authentic kanak customs.

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Gastronomy in New Caledonia

Palm trees, pristine lagoon and white-sand beaches…not only will you love New Caledonia’s postcard-perfect settings but you will fall in love with the island’s unique gastronomy. Over the years, various cultural influences have shaped the culinary identity of New Caledonia. You will savor a daring fusion cuisine that is intensely flavorful and surprisingly varied. From restaurants to delicatessen boutiques and guesthouses, gourmets will be thrilled.

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Art in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, various artistic movements cohabit, reflecting the country’s historical heritage and cultural influences. Native kanak art is as vibrant as it’s ever been. From art galleries to walls on the street, the local artistic expression is very much alive and present.

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Family trip in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, the great outdoors are all important. “The Pebble” (as the island is affectionately nicknamed) is a land of cultural heritage, exploration and discovery, very much enjoyed by families. From the banks of Netcha River to the Amédée Lighthouse and the rugged coastline of Hienghene, you will enjoy a plethora of family-oriented activities. Mountain biking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, sailing in New Caledonia and more: just take your pick and have an amazing time!

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Week-end in New Caledonia

Dreaming about a short stay on a splendid Pacific island? New Caledonia will deliver on the promise of a postcard perfect destination, endowed with premier accommodation and services. If you want to unwind while taking in stunning scenery, New Caledonia is the place for you. Come discover some of mother nature’s most gorgeous décor. From the Grande Terre to the surrounding islands and isles, plan your journey as you wish: indulge in a luxury hotel, camp or lodge with locals! New Caledonia offers a large variety of accommodation options. No matter your budget is and whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, New Caledonia has the offer to suit your needs. Get prepared for a memorable journey and some great adventures. 

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