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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Valid for cruise on select sailings to the South Pacific (Vanuatu and New Caledonia) and New Zealand.

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Australia + South Pacific from $69 each way

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Valid for travel on select dates from July - September 2018. Destinations include the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hamilton Island, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali and more. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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South Pacific flights from $269 each way

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Valid for travel on select dates from May 2018 - March 2019. Destinations include Port Moresby, Bali, Vanuatu, Fiji, Rarotonga, Samoa and Tonga. Sample fare is Brisbane-Port Moresby.

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Up to $500 off + $99 deposits on Carnival Cruises

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Valid for cruise on select 2018 departures. Port of departure is Sydney, destinations include Noumea, Isle of Pines and more. T&Cs apply.

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Room upgrade from just $100 with Princess + up to $200 onboard credit

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Valid for cruises to the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Alaska and the Americas. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&Cs apply.

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Worldwide singles cruises from $2,075

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Valid on select sailings in Alaska, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Asia and Europe. Cruise lines include Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity, Princess, and Avalon Waterways. Sample price is an Alaska cruise.

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Valid on select Tasmania, Queensland, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Vanuatu cruises. Get up to $100 GoCatch credit, New Zealand Natural ice cream and onboard credit.

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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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