New Caledonia

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New Caledonia is a French territory that lies over 1,000km east of Queensland in the Pacific Ocean. The tropical archipelago consists of several groups of islands. It has the richest biodiversity in the world per square kilometre, and the mountains, swamps, valleys and sea create countless microclimates from region to region. Caledonian culture is a fascinating hybrid of tribal traditions and modern influences, and the locals are famously friendly. Whether you want to relax and unwind in a seaside resort or explore the great outdoors, you’ll find what you’re looking for in New Caledonia.

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Up to 50% off third and fourth guests with Celebrity

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Get up to 50% off on your third and fourth guests with Celebrity and enjoy four free perks onboard. Valid on select dates and sailings. Destinations include Sydney, Noumea, Auckland and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to $200 off Celebrity cruises + 50% off third guest

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Valid for cruise on select dates from March 2018 - December 2019. Destinations include Melbourne, Noumea, Hobart, Tasmania, Sydney, Singapore, Phuket, Canada and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to 45% off Royal Caribbean cruises

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Valid for cruise on select dates from January - December 2018. Destinations include Melbourne, Noumea, Hobart, Tasmania, Sydney, New Zealand and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to 72% off P&O Cruises Valid on select cruises in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands including Fiji, New Caledonia. Sample discounts include 72% off a 3-night cruise from Brisbane, 85% off a 2-night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne and 56% off a 10-night South Pacific cruise from Sydney.

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Fast facts about New Caledonia

Where is it? New Caledonia lies 1,210km east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean.

How do I get there? Flights to the capital, Noumea, depart from Brisbane. Airlines include Qantas, Aircalin, Virgin and Air New Zealand. Direct flights take approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.

When should I go? Visit in April to witness the Avocado Festival, a celebration of the work of the agricultural community and a chance to experience tribal life on the island of Maré. Or fly over in August for the Bourail Fair, a celebration of bush life; highlights include the delicious local food, the rodeo and the thong-throwing competition.

What should I do? Take a cruise, experience the nightlife in Noumea, explore nature on a quad bike, a horse, a mountain bike or in a canoe, hike one of New Caledonia’s many walking trails through pristine mountains, forests, river valleys, swamps and beaches, and visit a museum to better understand the history of the archipelago and its people.


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