Baie de L'orphelinat, NouméaBaie de L'orphelinat, Nouméa
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Active and multicultural

Upon your arrival on Caledonian soil, choose from one of Nouméa’s enchanting hotels to indulge in its abundant offerings. As a coastal capital, the city unfolds a tapestry of sports, cultural activities, delectable dining, and a vibrant nightlife. The lagoon and its environs showcase magnificent sites to explore before embarking on adventures to the islands or the mainland. With its museums and colonial houses, Nouméa provides an excellent initiation into the history and culture of New Caledonia.

From Nouméa – La Tontouta International Airport, it’s approximately a 45-minute journey to reach downtown Nouméa. Arc-en-ciel shuttles provide transfers for passengers disembarking on New Caledonian soil with or without prior reservations. Other companies also offer this service, but advance bookings are necessary. For a list of transport providers certified by local authorities, please refer to the link below. Alternatively, you can rent a vehicle upon your arrival at service provider counters in the airport lobby.

Discover the myriad islets that adorn the capital’s coastline through various means such as taxi-boat, jet-ski, or catamaran, and submerge yourself in the pristine waters of the South Lagoon. Whether you seek leisurely pursuits, snorkelling adventures, or idyllic picnics, there’s something to do for every visitor!

Get to know Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia
Get to know Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia
Get to know Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia
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