Welcome to Noumea

Central Noumea revolves around Place des Cocotiers, a large, shady square with landscaped gardens, a couple of blocks in from the waterfront. The main leisure area where locals and tourists hang out lies south of the city centre at Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata, with beaches, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

While Noumea city has 100,000 residents, the greater Noumea area, including Le Mont-Dore, Dumbéa and Paita, is home to 164,000, or about 63% of New Caledonia's population.

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Noumea activities

$29.12 Tours & Sightseeing

Guided City Orientation Tour of Noumea

On this 90 minute tour, you will be picked up from your accommodation and will travel in new air-conditioned vehicles. Make your way from Noumea’s different Bays to the city center while viewing and exploring attractions along the way. Make the most of all of the sights and attractions of Noumea with your experienced guide who will provide all of the information you need about the capital and relate local stories you would never have heard otherwise. You will leave New Caledonia having learned the fundamental things about Noumea, and most importantly, having enjoyed your time doing it. On this tour you will enjoy several stops, most which have excellent views. Stops included on your tour include the look out at Ouen Toro, Anse Vata Bay, Lemon Bay, Orphelinat Bay, Coconut Square, look out over Noumea, the supermarket or French bakery, local market and the colonial house.

$87.35 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Cultural or Botanical New Caledonia Tour from Nouméa

On this tour you have the choice of two options. The main tour option has a cultural theme with a stop at Tjibaou Cultural Center where you will be initiated to the Custom Gesture. The second tour option has a botanical theme with a stop at a vantage point over the Grand South. The Jurassic Park scenery will transport you back to the time of dinosaurs discovering some of the 3500 native plants growing in the red ground. Both tour options suggest you to stop at “Plum Spring” to taste New Caledonia’s very own mineral water directly from the source, as well as a visit to the Miracle Church, the oldest church in New Caledonia before returning to Noumea via some historical landmark buildings. On this tour you will enjoy several stops, most which have excellent views. Stops included on your tour include Sainte Marie bay, Côte Blanche and his famous Vernier Promenade, Tjibaou Cultural Center (cultural option only), Plum Spring, Jurassic Park view point (botanical option only), look out over Noumea, Faubourg-Blanchot: Maison Celières (guide to explain about old typical colonial style houses and the history of this neighborhood).  At the end of your tour you will be taken back to your Noumea accommodation.

$29.12 Transfers & Ground Transport

Airport Transfer: Noumea to La Tontouta International Airport

The professional drivers are uniformed, courteous, & well-trained. They offer continuous service from the airport as well as return service from your hotel.After checking your name on his passengers list and taking your luggage you will be guided to the shuttle. You are offered a spacious and comfortable vehicles.It is recommend to check with your hotel regarding your pick up time one day before.When arriving at the airport, you go directly to the shuttle from baggage claim. You will not be redirected to a waiting area.If you have a connection between Magenta Airport (Domestic) and Tontouta Airport, it is strongly recommend to spend your last night in Noumea and to not take your international flight on the same day as your domestic flight.

$87.36 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Bird and Wildlife Watching Tour from Noumea

Your guide will pick you up directly from your hotel at 1:30pm for your half-day tour. The beautiful zoological and botanical gardens at the heart of Noumea protects over 700 animals including many birds. Wander along peaceful paths, walk through native shurbs and tropical dry forest. Discover the diversity of the Caledonian forest and the incredible views of the sea's backdrops. You will come across native species such as the endemic flightless Kagu, the flying foxes, the imperial pigeon, various colorful parakeets but also animal species originating from various countries (monkeys, black swans etc.). The forest section, where 126 plant species have been recorded, 35 of which are endemic, has numerous walks through various types of vegetation. Paths are marked with explanatory signs. The park also includes a very pleasant 2-hour pedestrian trail.A 300m2 decking area and a 150m-long footbridge enable you to get a better view of the aquatic life (ducks, egrets, cormorants etc.).

$29.12 Transfers & Ground Transport

Airport Transfer: La Tontouta International Airport to Noumea

Upon your arrival at La Tontouta International Airport you will be met by your transfer representative and greeted at the arrival door. Your representative will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After taking your luggage you will be guided to the transfer desk. A refreshment will be offered and if you wish you can enjoy the VIP lounge to relax, watch TV, check the internet or ask for any advice for your stay in New Caledonia from the service agents. The shuttle bus will be at La Tontouta International Airport 10-minutes before your arrival, and it will transfer you safely and quickly to your hotel or address in Nouméa. The duration of your transfer will be approximatively 1-hour from La Tontouta International Airport to Noumea. If you have a connection to Magenta Airport (Domestic) we recommend 4-hours between your arrival in La Tontouta Airport to your departure to Noumea Airport.

$87.36 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Half-Day Gourmet Food Discovery Tour from Noumea

Your guide will pick you up directly to your hotel at 9am for your half-day tour. Wander around the local markets, located by the water at Port Moselle. Enjoy the different sights and fragrances. Exotic fruits and vegetables displayed on the stalls will give you a taste of the Pacific cuisine’s diversity and intensity. Enjoy the many fish and shellfish that can be found in the surrounding lagoon. Then walk to the famous “Quartier Latin” (Latin Quarter), lined with shops and restaurants. Stop for a visit at the renowned workshop boutique of chocolate Morand. Drive with your guide to the best bakery of Noumea. You will give in to the temptation of a delicious French pastry.