New Caledonia

Located east of Australia in the southwest Pacific Ocean, more than 1000 km from its closest mainland neighbour, New Caledonia is a spectacular archipelago comprising dozens of islands, atolls and coral reefs.

From its rugged island interior to its World Heritage listed marine lagoons, New Caledonia is blessed with richly diverse flora and fauna that have flourished here in isolation. Complex geography, stunning natural beauty and a unique marriage of indigenous and colonial French cultures make this isolated island nation one to keep on your travel radar.

Explore turquoise lagoons teeming with sea life, wander along white-sand beaches fringed with soaring ancient pines and get to know one of the Pacific’s most charming cities, Nouméa.

Discover local Kanuk culture and extraordinary biodiversity on the GR North Track of New Caledonia (GR NORD), an exciting hiking trail that leads through a dazzling array of landscapes from tropical rainforest to the striking plains of the West.

Join us as we explore the natural and cultural treasures of New Caledonia!

 

Our all inclusive approach

We ensure that our trips include everything required for you to simply focus on having an amazing experience. While we take care of the logistics, the trip cost includes the vast majority of touring extras such as private transfers and all meals while camping.

Experienced local guides

Our enthusiastic and friendly local guides ensure a safe and comfortable holiday as they introduce you to the warmth and hospitality that is central to the Kanak way of life.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting true sustainability in the support of local communities, the protection of natural environments, the well-being of our local staff and appreciation of the Kanak culture.


 

Leave No Trace

We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.

Child safe tourism

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters, encouraging travellers to follow the guidelines in our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct as we seek to inform stakeholders about animal welfare matters.


Huts

Enjoy fully supported, multi-share camping in traditional kanak huts with sleeping mattresses, basic comforts and shared ablutions.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Currency

South Pacific Franc (CFP)

International Dialing Code

+687

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in New Caledonia is 220 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for New Caledonia for the following nationalities:

American

British

Canadian

Australian

New Zealand

A Visitor Permit is granted upon arrival into New Caledonia, valid for three (3) months, free of charge.

Visitor Permits are issued on arrival on the condition that visitors hold a passport valid for at least 3 months from the intended date of departure and they have proof of an outbound ticket (eg. return ticket to home country or ticket for onward travel)

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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