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The bays and surroundings of the city

Explore beyond the city centre

Whether for a day or even just a half-day stopover, the outskirts of the Capital City, with its coastline and neighbouring towns, offer a wide range of activities and leisure opportunities to all visitors year-round. While its beaches and islets beckon relaxation, parks and natural spaces located just minutes from the city centre are ideal for outdoor activities. You’ll also enjoy the pleasures of modern life with numerous shops, cafes, bars, and refined restaurants at Anse-Vata or Baie des Citrons. So, set out to explore Greater Noumea by using your preferred mode of transport.

Getting around Noumea and surrounding areas
  • Guided Tours

    Get on board an air-conditioned coach or minibus and let yourself be guided on the archipelago’s roads. Your driver-guide will show you the most beautiful sites around Noumea on a full-day or half-day trip. See the list of transport options in Nouméa.

  • Public bus network

    Do what the locals do and get one on the public buses to get around the city! Noumea has an extensive network with many bus lines stopping at major tourist sites such as Anse-Vata, Baie des Citrons, Forest Park, or Ouen Toro. Check the itinerary map or network map to find out more.

  • Taxi

    To comfortably get around, at any time of day, and no booking necessary, you can also call a taxi – Tel +687 28 35 12

  • Vehicles rental

    If you want to explore the entire city at your own pace, you also have the option to rent various models of cars or scooters for the day.

Top 10 must-visits

within an hour of the City Centre

All things to see and do

White sandy beaches, rivers, crystal-clear waters, deserted islets inhabited by seabirds, dense forests—Noumea and its surroundings offer a wide variety of natural landscapes. Take the opportunity to relax and discover our refreshing activity ideas.

The outskirts of the capital are perfect for practising a multitude of outdoor sports throughout the year: walks and hikes, horse riding or mountain bike, skydiving, water sports… Get ready to experience amazing sensations.

From colonial heritage to contemporary buildings dedicated to Kanak culture, let yourself be surprised by the Greater Noumea. Remnants of the Ile Nou penitentiary, Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Amédée Lighthouse… discover the museums and remarkable sites that are worth a visit!

Noumea is home to some of the finest spas and beauty institutes in the archipelago. Massages, spas, treatments, meditation… Enjoy a sensory getaway to recharge your batteries!

You’ve heard of Noumea for its beaches and islets, but have you tasted the local cuisine? Wines, cheeses, seafood, tropical fruits… Enjoy these delicious produce at one of the many restaurants available for a delightful and convivial moment.