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New Caledonia Travel Guide

Highlights

New Caledonia's greatest attractions are undoubtedly its glamorous capital, the scenic northeast coast of the main island, and the colorful neighbor islands.

  • Nouméa combines the ambience of a French provincial town with the excitement of a Côte d'Azure resort.
  • Hienghène on Grande Terre's east coast is a place of remarkable natural beauty, with high mountains dropping dramatically into the sea.
  • The Isle of Pines's Kuto/Kanuméra area is postcard perfect with exquisite white beaches backed by towering pines.
  • New Caledonia's finest beach runs right up the west side of Ouvéa—a scene of martyrdom in the Kanak people's struggle against French colonialism.