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Skydiving and paragliding

in New Caledonia

New Caledonia ranks among the world’s premier destinations for parachuting and paragliding. Thanks to its mild, temperate climate, the conditions are ideal throughout the year!

Skydiving and paragliding

in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, the allure of panoramic views over the turquoise lagoon, lush forests, plains, and mountains never fades. There are countless ways to admire them, but flying over these grand landscapes in tandem offers unparalleled sensations. When you take to the skies for parachuting or paragliding, you blend the thrill of the experience with the joy of gazing upon the vast expanse beneath your feet. Combine these perfect weather conditions with professional facilities and experienced instructors, and you have the ideal recipe for a safe jump! While skydiving over the Caledonian lagoon remains a “must” for adrenaline seekers, paragliding flights offer a gentler but equally fantastic aerial experience.

Ouen Toro


In the heart of the capital city, take off from Ouen Toro for a gentle ascent and enjoy a tandem paragliding flight. Guaranteed to provide an exhilarating experience with a breathtaking view of Nouméa’s bays and lagoon. You’ll have a front-row seat to watch regattas at the sailing club just below.

Poé in Bourail

West Coast

Located a 2-hour drive from Nouméa, Poé is the ultimate skydiving spot in New Caledonia. It combines thrills with breathtaking views of the lagoon, adorned with various shades of blue, the Shark Fault, and the Roche Percée. On a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of the east coast. The water here is so crystal clear that you can see the coral reef protruding into the deeper blue of the open sea. It’s an ideal location for a tandem jump, training, or a solo jump.

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Kuendu Beach


Situated on the Nouville peninsula, a short distance from the city center, this jump zone is reserved for experienced skydivers. It offers a magnificent view of Nouméa, its lagoons, and islets.


When it comes to sensations, every jump is extraordinary. However, in terms of the view, soaring above the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Caledonian lagoon is incomparable. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, the reaction is always the same: ‘Wow!’

Maxime Dumortier, Nouméa Skydive

La Foa

West coast

Departing from the Ouatom aerodrome, which is an hour and a half from Nouméa, you can skydive over La Foa’s lagoon and relish the contrasting landscape of turquoise waters and verdant hills. There are various jump options, from tandem jumps for a taste of freefall sensations to comprehensive training under the guidance of a parachute school.

Frequently asked questions about skydiving and paragliding in New Caledonia
  • How does a skydiving experience work?

    Even before taking off, your guide will provide a briefing on the flight stages and safety procedures. You and your instructor will then board a small aircraft, allowing you to preview the stunning scenery. After a few minutes, at an altitude exceeding 3,500 meters, it’s time for the exhilarating jump! At speeds of 200 km/h, you’ll experience an adrenaline rush for approximately 40 seconds. Then, the parachute opens, and you’ll gaze at the exceptional landscape below. The boldest adventurers can even take control for a few moments. The landing is gentle, guided by your expert pilot.

  • What's the difference between paragliding and parachuting?

    Paragliding is a gentler alternative to skydiving, making it popular among sailing enthusiasts and outdoor lovers who may not be seeking extreme sports. It’s a safe activity accessible to everyone, with tandem flights accompanied by qualified and experienced instructors. A typical paragliding experience lasts around twenty minutes and begins with safety instructions and guidance on inflating the glider and takeoff. Once in the air, securely tethered to your instructor, you’ll simply enjoy the sensations and follow your partner’s advice.

  • What do you need for paragliding/skydiving?

    Closed-toe shoes are essential, especially for landing. Sneakers are ideal. In New Caledonia, paragliding can be comfortably done in shorts and a T-shirt during the warmer months.

  • Are there any conditions for paragliding/parachuting?

    This activity is open to adults and children weighing between 30 and 110 kilograms.