New Caledonia Tourism

20, rue Anatole France Noumea Centre 98845

Why Choose Our Destination?

New Caledonia is blessed with stunning natural wonders including the largest UNESCO heritage listed lagoon in the world with an abundance of beautiful coral and marine life. Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia and is the most popular choice for conferences, meetings and incentive groups. You will find terrific resort venues with great meeting spaces, close to an abundance of restaurants, offsite venues and local attractions to make an exciting and memorable program. Found nowhere else in the South Pacific is the beautiful blend of French and traditional Kanak cultures which makes the destination so incredibly unique and interesting. Both cultures can be incorporated into any meeting or incentive with food, beverages, entertainment and theming. Noumea is the closest neighbour to the east coast of Australia. There are direct flights from Australia to Noumea - only 2 hours from Brisbane, 2.5 hours from Sydney and 3.5 hours from Melbourne. New Zealand is also amazingly close, only a 3 hour direct flight from Auckland. The international airport is only 40 minutes from Noumea CBD and the domestic airport, to fly to other nearby islands, is on the outskirts of Noumea CBD. Australian and New Zealand passport holders – plus EU, US and around 50 other European economic area countries – do not require a short-stay visa for visits up to three months. The country is a peaceful, secure, safe and a politically stable destination The average temperature throughout the year is around 24°C. It's warm and humid from November to March with average temperatures between 21C and 29C. The coolest months are July to September with average temperatures between 17C and 24C.

Distance from airport

  • La Tontouta International Airport

    31.07 mi. from city center

  • Noumea Magenta Domestic Airport

    1.86 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Tjibaou Cultural Centre

10 minutes away
Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Noumea city centre, the spectacular Tjibaou Cultural Centre offers a unique and modern conference venue or function space. The Centre is built on 8 hectares of land, surrounded by lush gardens providing a complete immersion into the heart of Melanesian traditions and culture. There are four state-of-the-art meeting and auditorium facilities catering for groups up to 400 people

Escapade Island

A short boat ride across from Noumea CBD. This island is great for snorkelling and water sports. There is also a recently renovated Double Tree Hilton on the island with the only over-water bungalows in New Caledonia. There is a one meeting room on the island suitable for small groups of 30.

Kanak Heritage

Learn about the Kanak heritage at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre and the Museum of New Caledonia, which offers thousands of exhibits.

Moselle Market

Visit the wonderful Moselle market at Port Moselle in Noumea CBD for beautiful fresh produce and local gifts and treasures.

Amedee Island

Historical landmark
Located 40 minutes by boat from Nouméa, the Amédée Isle is often called “le Phare Amédée” the Amédée Lighthouse because of its impressive landmark. Your reward for climbing the stairs is an impressive 360 degree view of the UNESCO listed lagoon. The Mary D transfers daily to Amedee Island offering comprehensive day packages including a French-Melanesian inspired buffet and Polynesian dance performances. Enjoy world class snorkelling or hop on a glass-bottom boat to explore the aquatic life while keeping your feet dry.

Ouen Toro

Take a short hike to the top of Ouen Toro in Anse Vata Bay for the most wonderful view out to the islands.

Duck Island - Noumea

10 minutes away
This small island is in Anse Vata Bay and only a 5-minute water taxi ride from the major hotels. Visitors can enjoy great snorkelling and lunch. The Island is also available for exclusive hire for use in the evenings for dinners and functions.


Snorkelling is available in Anse Vata Bay, with a wide variety of coral and sea life, including beautiful turtles.


Additional Information

New Caledonia is an overseas French territory - a South Pacific archipelago located east of Australia, north of New Zealand, south of the Equator and just west of Fiji The archipelago consists of: ** Grand Terre - the main island which hosts the capital, Noumea, which is often considered the best option for meetings, conferences and incentive groups. ** Isle of Pines - a stunning island location just south of the main island - 25 minutes flying time from Noumea or there's a ferry service which takes 2.5 hours on various days of the week. ** Loyalty Islands - a chain of small islands to the east of the main islandNew+Caledonia/@-21.7736611,165.4390998,8z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6c27e2693f1a32cb:0xf6d0f68fd5937aec!8m2!3d- which can be reached via plane or ferry. The islands off the main island of Grand Terre are considered fantastic options for pre or post event touring and are highly recommended relaxing, stunning beach locations. Flights to the other islands can be taken from the domestic airport on the outskirts of the CBD.

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