Bac de la Ouaième is located on the east coast of New Caledonia, 15 min from the centre of Hienghène to the south and 1h from Pouébo to the north. To reach the east coast from Nouméa, the ideal route is to head north towards Koné (3h20), before taking the route Koné-Tiwaka. This picturesque stretch winds its way through the Chaîne Centrale for around 1h, with some great viewpoints to boot. Once you reach the village of Hienghène via Touho, it’s a short 15 min drive to Ouaième. You’ll need to rent a vehicle from Nouméa to explore this magnificent road from Hienghène to Pouébo and cross the Ouaième River.
- Free transfer 24/7.
- The crossing takes 5 minutes, so be quick to get out of your vehicle and take photos.
- Make the crossing during the day to enjoy the panorama.