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What is New Caledonia like?

Lying in the South Pacific, New Caledonia is a tropical paradise on the doorstep of New Zealand. From Auckland it's just a 3-hour flight to Noumea, the main gateway to the island group. The capital is the major hub for shops and restaurants, but the real magic is found on the islands (particularly the Isle of Pines) or in the vibrant reefs in the water.

New Caledonia is a French territory, so expect a mix of European and Polynesian food, culture and fashion.

Which airlines fly to New Caledonia?

Direct flights are available from Auckland to Noumea with national carriers Air New Zealand and Aircalin. Some of the non-direct flights include legs with Qantas, Virgin Australia and other airlines.

How long is the flight to New Caledonia?

Flights to Noumea

Auckland to Noumea

3 hours (direct)

Christchurch to Noumea

6 hours 15 minutes (1 stop)

Queenstown to Noumea

6 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)

Wellington to Noumea

5 hours 20 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit New Caledonia?

New Caledonia is a sunny getaway no matter what time of year you plan to go. February is its warmest month, with average temperatures of 27°C, while July, its coldest month, is a pleasant 20°C.

Its capital, Noumea, gets about the same annual rainfall as Auckland. The wettest months are January through to April.

Do I need a visa for New Caledonia?

No. New Zealand citizens can travel around New Caledonia for up to 3 months without the need for a visa.

How expensive is New Caledonia?

The price of resorts can vary dramatically from budget to luxury, and everyday expenses across the island can be more than you'd expect due to import charges. Expect to pay $10 for an international beer and $6 for a can of soft drink.

Useful tips about New Caledonia

Get ideas for your itinerary by reading about Skyscanner's top 10 things to do in New Caledonia.

See why New Caledonia is listed as one of the best 5 countries to visit in the South Pacific.

New Caledonia is typically a safe country to visit, but you can keep up-to-date with travel warnings on the Safe Travel website.

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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.