New Caledonia Travel Guide

New Caledonia is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, Coral Sea, east of Australia and west of Vanuatu.

New Caledonia is a dependent overseas territory of France that has great attractions for both nature and adventure lovers.

The Parc de la Rivière Bleue is a haven for nature lovers and home to exotic bird species including the cagou.

The black limestone cliffs of Lindéralique have a famous rock formation called the La Poule de Hienghène, which is popular tourist spot.

Another well-known tourist spot is Grotte d’Oumagne-the caves where Queen Hortense was supposed to have hidden during the tribal wars in 1855 and 1856 and a great place for spelunking.

Getting There

New Caledonia receives direct flights from France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and a few other countries. Many cruise liners make New Caledonia a port-of-call while sailing through the Pacific.

Weather & Climate

The climate is hot and humid in general, and the months between February and May are liable to receive more rainfall than the rest. Occurrence of tropical cyclones is also a possibility.