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This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival at the airport

Arrival at the international airport of La Tontouta and transfer to Nouméa, accommodation in a standard one bedroon suite.

La Tontouta Noumea
Château Royal (Noumea)

Day 2: Sarreméa and its wonders

Buffet breakfast and car delivery to your hotel in Noumea and departure to Sarreméa. Sights to visit along the way: The region of La Foa, the Melanesian Oua Tom tribe and the convict ruins of Fort Teremba. Arab cemetery and New Zealand Pacific war Cemetery. Trekking in the mountain, climb Mont Dogny , exceptional views.

Noumea Sarreméa
Hotel Evasion (Sarraméa)

Day 3: «Col d’Amieu» to Kouaoua

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and continue driving across the mountain chain «Col d’Amieu» to Kouaoua and up the East coast to Poindimié.

Sights to visit along the way: The waterfalls of “Bwa”, after Houaîlou village. Villages: Ponérihouen, Poindimié and Touho with their churches and tribes. The vegetation along the East coast is very lush and tropical, some exceptional photo stops.

Sarreméa Poindimié
Hôtel Tieti (Poindimie)

Day 4: Heading to Hienghene

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and continue driving direction of Hienghene. After the Koulnoué village, the road becomes windy and climbs upwards, taking you to the belvedere, a splendid viewpoint overlooking the whole Hienghène bay. You can also admire the Brooding Hen rock formation from here, which has become an emblem for New Caledonia. Sitting proudly in the lagoon, it seems to defy time and offers a unique show. All around it, the sea and the river meet up in a panoramic mouth. It's a great place to picnic, there is even a little snack bar, as you never tire of admiring this amazing panorama. In Hienghène, there's something to suit everyone, with a host of activities on land or on the water. You can also immerse yourself in the Melanesian culture, by visiting the cultural centre.

Poindimié Hienghène
Koulnoue Village (Hienghène)

Day 5: “Route de Corniche”

Buffet breakfast and depart North in direction of Poum. Cross the Ouaiéme River on New Caledonia’s last existing barge. Drive along the “route de Corniche” on to Poum.

Hienghène Malabou
Night at Malabou Beach Hotel (Malabou)

Day 6: Day at Leisure

Buffet breakfast and depart to Bourail.

Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa (Bourail)

Day 7: Last day of Travel

Buffet breakfast and depart South to Nouméa.

Bourail Noumea

La Tontouta Noumea Sarreméa Poindimié Hienghène Malabou Bourail

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £850 / 7 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person £850

Included in price:

  • Car hire category B (clio or similar, air con, full insurance cover and km included
  • Accommodation and breakfasts as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Dinner et Evasion is a 2 dishes menu

Not included in price:

  • International and national flights

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