The island nation of French Territory where nature is seen in all its shining glory. If you are a nature enthusiast or you want peaceful natural environment to spend your holidays than New Caledonia is the place of your dreams. It is a piece of paradise in the South Pacific filled with stunning lagoons, cliffs, mysterious caves and rock faces. Its stunning lagoons are bordered by thick forests filled with more than 300 exotic animal species. This piece of paradise in the heart of the Pacific offers you a unique mix of cultures, history and delicious foods combined with the generosity and love of the natives of the region.
New Caledonia is included in the list of best holiday destinations of the world. Here is a list of some of the awe inspiring natural wonders in New Caledonia that are worth seeing:
World Heritage Lagoons
Lagoons and coral reefs of New Caledonia are matchless in their beauty. Therefore, they enjoy the title of World heritage sites. The ecosystems of the lagoons are rich in biodiversity and are a mix of colours that will delight your senses.
Oro Bay, Isle of Pines
This is an island bordered with tall pines consisting of a natural basin cut out of coral which forms a natural swimming pool with crystal clear waters. Its beaches are rich in powdery white sands to provide you with the perfect beach experience. Many New Caledonia accommodations and resorts open directly at these beaches.
Hienghene or the “Sphinx” is a majestic geological formation of limestone rocks standing along the coastline in the northeast region of New Caledonia. It is a sight worth seeing!
These are terraced formations found in the coastal area of coral reefs. It takes two and a half hour to reach the Island of Mare to view the white sandy beach of Shabadran Terraces. But the effort is worth the view and the view is the perfect backdrop for your insta selfies!
In New Caledonia you can turn nature into you own playground. Let me tell you some things to do in New Caledonia and how to utilize the New Caledonia accommodations to the fullest.
Rock Climbing, Kayaking and Hiking
The unusual geological formations of New Caledonia are a spectacular sight to behold. The wonderful Sphinx, the brooding Hen, the lying Man together with the jagged black cliffs formed over the millennia, provide you with a natural adventure where you can discover their beauty by climbing the cliffs or kayaking through the ocean.
Take a magical walk in the mangroves of New Caledonia and watch the fragile beauty of the ever shifting nature. Do not forget to take a look at the famous Heart of Voh.
If you want a thrilling adventure than Zip lining is the activity for you to take a ride through the rich and colourful ancestral forests of New Caledonia.
Hike on Wheels
Use a “Quad” to reach the remote sites of beauty and untouched nature. It offers you a ride through the slopes, waterways, forests, rocks and the roots of New Caledonia.
Once you get tired of running through nature replenish your strengths with irresistible foods of the Islands which include; French pastries, Haute Cuisines, French wines, artisan chocolates and many more.
Now that you have decided to visit New Caledonia for your winter holidays, allow me to tell you of the best and cheap New Caledonia flights and accommodations.
New Caledonia Accommodations:
- Hotel Le Paris
- Ramada Plaza Noumea
- Sheraton New Caledonia
- Le Méridien Noumea Restaurant
- Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences
- Hotel Le Paris
- Hotel Beaurivage
- Malabou Beach Hotel
- Hotel Kou-Bugny
- Kanua Tera Ecolodge
- Hôtel Le Lagon
- Escapade Ilot Maitre
These are few of the many hotels that offer you the beast accommodations and holiday packages in New Caledonia.
Flights to New Caledonia via New Zealand Airport:
- Auckland (AKL) to New Caledonia (NOU)
- Wellington (WLG) to New Caledonia (NOU)
- Christchurch (CHC) to New Caledonia (NOU)
- Queenstown (ZQN) to New Caledonia (NOU)
Enjoy the cheapest and classy flight to New Caledonia with any of these!