With an incredible mixture of ethnic groups, New Caledonia is a land with many traditions, customs and cultures. A blend of Melanesian and French culture, enhanced by Polynesian and Asian influences creates an exciting yet harmonious lifestyle. Request your Quick Quote today and let your dream set sail!Read more
British naval explorer Capt. James Cook discovered the island in 1774. Its rugged coastline reminded him so much of Scotland that Cook named it New Caledonia in honor of his Scottish father. Both France and Britain settled the group of islands including Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines, Belep and a number of smaller islands in the early 19th century. Today, New Caledonia is a self-governing territory of France and features the world’s largest lagoon which covers approximately 14,912-square miles, making it one of the most remarkable and beautiful sailing locations. Cooled by the Pacific Ocean and trade winds, New Caledonia enjoys a soft, sunny climate. From the central mountain range to the warm tropical waters, visitors will discover an impressive assortment of plants and animals.
Nouméa, New Caledonia’s capital, features French cultural influences. This cosmopolitan city feels much like the French Riviera, although it sits thousands of nautical miles away in the South Pacific. Colorful waterfronts are lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs. It is a terrific place to stock up on superb French gourmet food and wine before hoisting sail to the other beautiful destinations New Caledonia has to offer.
“Without question, the service and attention to detail that we received from your team in New Caledonia was the best we’ve seen yet.”
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Tontouta International Airport is located 45 minutes drive from Noumea. A valid passport is required to travel to New Caledonia. The following countries are exempt from visa for a stay in New Caledonia that does not exceed three months: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Switzerland. Beyond three-months in the territory, no extension of stay can be granted.
The following countries are exempt from visa for a stay in New Caledonia, not exceeding one month: Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Croatia, USA, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Uruguay.
No extension can be granted beyond three months.
EU Nationals do not need a visa for New Caledonia.
Vanuatu: Tél +687 277621
Belgium: Tél + 687 261714
Great Britain: Tél + 687 285153 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Germany: Tél + 687 410020 – email@example.com
Switzerland: Tél + 687 442500 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Holland: Tél+ 687 284858 – +687 252284
Italy: Tél + 687 274282
The currency of New Caledonia is the CFP Franc (French Pacific Franc). It has a fixed equivalent parity to Euro. 1 Euro is equal to 119.33174 cfp
You will be able to withdraw “cfp” notes from ATM machines at the airport and all banks in town. You will be able to exchange currency at the airport and in several banks in town. Most of Banks are open Monday to Friday and close at around 3:00 pm. Most of the big stores and hotels accept credit card payment, but not small restaurants on the Loyalty Islands, please make sure you have some local currency. Duty free shops at the Airport and in Nouméa.