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Active and multicultural

As soon as you set foot on Caledonian soil, check into one of Nouméa’s charming hotels and make the most of its abundant offerings. Being a seaside capital, the city presents an array of sports, cultural activities, delectable dining, and a lively nightlife. The lagoon and its surroundings boast splendid sites to explore before you venture to the islands or the mainland. With its museums and colonial houses, Nouméa serves as an excellent introduction to the history and culture of New Caledonia.

From Nouméa – La Tontouta International Airport, it’s approximately a 45-minute journey to reach downtown Nouméa. Arc-en-ciel shuttles provide transfers for passengers disembarking on New Caledonian soil, with or without prior reservations. Other companies also offer this service, but advance booking is necessary. For a list of carriers recognised by local authorities, please refer to the provided link. Additionally, you can rent a vehicle upon your arrival, thanks to the counters in the airport lobby.

Numerous islets grace the capital’s coastline. Explore these pristine islands by taxi-boat, jet-ski, or catamaran, and immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the South Lagoon. Whether it’s leisure, snorkelling, or picnics, there’s something for everyone!

Get to know Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia
Get to know Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia
Get to know Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia

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