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to New Caledonia

Your gateway to New Caledonia is just 1,500 km from Australia. Follow our tips to travel at the best rate!

Tips for getting the best fares

  • Avoid peak school holiday periods (France / New Caledonia / Australia) and consider departing on weekdays or Sunday mornings.
  • Be on the lookout for promotions (flash sales, Black Friday…) by subscribing to our Facebook page, to our newsletter and to those of the airlines.
  • Search for fares during off-peak internet hours (avoid weekends and evenings).
  • Compare prices using a flight comparison tool (Kiwi.com, Kayak, Skyscanner, Lilligo…).
  • If you can, buy your tickets at least 3 months in advance.
  • Talk to a travel agent specialising in New Caledonia, who will be able to help you find the best options for preparing your trip.
Frequently asked questions about flights to New Caledonia
  • How do I get to New Caledonia from Australia?

    New Caledonia is located approximately 1,500 km away from Australia. It is easily accessible from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by Aircalin and Qantas flights.

  • When is the best time to travel to New Caledonia?

    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.

  • When to go and when to buy my ticket to Noumea?

    While airlines can identify general trends, last-minute deals are not uncommon.

    • Most expensive months: January, June
    • Cheapest months: July to December
  • How much does a ticket to New Caledonia cost?

    Excluding special promotions, economy class tickets from Australia to Nouméa typically range from 600 AUD to 900 AUD, depending on the season.

Airlines flying to New Caledonia

Only Aircalin, Qantas and Air New Zealand offer direct flights from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. However, thanks to numerous commercial agreements, it is possible to reach New Caledonia from anywhere in the world.

Both Aircalin and Qantas operate flights from Australia to Nouméa. Aircalin operates Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to Noumea, whereas Qantas operates Sydney and Brisbane to Noumea.

Excess and baggage

Baggage allowance

As for baggage, you’re entitled to 20kg and 23kg of checked-in luggage in Economy class, depending on your chosen airline. This is an important consideration for extended stays in New Caledonia. For Premium classes, please contact your airline for specific services.

Missing or damaged baggage on arrival

If your baggage is missing or damaged upon arrival, report it at the “Litige Bagage” (Baggage Dispute) counter in the arrivals hall at Nouméa – La Tontouta airport, before passing through customs. Dedicated agents will create a file and provide a reference number. Follow-up and potential compensation depend on the airline, and this information will be communicated case by case.

For further assistance, please contact the baggage counter: