The Southern summer, also known as the “hot season,” aligns with summer in Australia and New Zealand. This season offers the best conditions for enjoying the lagoon, with warm water perfect for leisurely strolls and water sports. Tropical fruits and flowers delight the senses. Adequate protection from mosquitoes and the year-round blazing sun is essential. To secure the best rates, avoid Christmas holidays.
The Southern winter, referred to as the “cool season” in New Caledonia, tends to have the highest flight prices, especially during major school holidays in mainland France (July-August). Daytime temperatures are pleasant and not excessively hot, providing ample opportunities for swimming. Mosquitoes are less prevalent during this period. It’s also the season when whales visit the lagoon to give birth, observable from mid-July to mid-September in the South lagoon.
For the most attractive airline ticket prices, consider traveling during the off-season, particularly in March, May, September, and November.