Enjoy a holiday in this magical place where the Cote D’azur meets the Pacific. This wonderful trip begins and ends in Nouméa – a hustling, bustling snapshot of Paris in the Pacific. From there you’ll go to the beautiful islands of Ouvea and Isle of Pines. Ouvea is one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific atoll with 25km of pristine white sandy beaches running down its west coast. Small wonder then, that it’s been dubbed the Island next to Paradise. The Isle of Pines, 25 minutes by plane from Nouméa is truly one of the jewels of the South Pacific. Gorgeous beaches of fine white sand, crystal clear water and sumptuous vegetation make for an enchanting destination. This is also a place with a rich history. It’s the setting for many local myths and legends and, in the 19th century, became home to 3,000 political prisoners.

Le Meridien Noumea + Le Meridien Ile des Pins + Paradis d'ouvea - Luxury Package

Fully Inclusive Private Tour

Duration : 11 DAYSPrice : FROM $3399Country : NEW CALEDONIA
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Southern Pleiades  - Ouvea © Ducandas
Daily life on Ouvea © DucandasBaie d'Upi © New Caledonia TourismLe Meridien Isle of PinesSuperior Room Le Meridien Isle of PinesLe Meridien NoumeaLe Paradis d'Ouvea © Ducandas

Enjoy a holiday in this magical place where the Cote D’azur meets the Pacific. This wonderful trip begins and ends in Nouméa – a hustling, bustling snapshot of Paris in the Pacific. From there you’ll go to the beautiful islands of Ouvea and Isle of Pines. Ouvea is one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific atoll with 25km of pristine white sandy beaches running down its west coast. Small wonder then, that it’s been dubbed the Island next to Paradise. The Isle of Pines, 25 minutes by plane from Nouméa is truly one of the jewels of the South Pacific. Gorgeous beaches of fine white sand, crystal clear water and sumptuous vegetation make for an enchanting destination. This is also a place with a rich history. It’s the setting for many local myths and legends and, in the 19th century, became home to 3,000 political prisoners.

Included in the price

  • Return full-service economy airfares to Noumea flying AirCalin including all taxes and checked luggage per person
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Le Méridien Nouméa 5* (Classic Room)
  • 3 night’s accommodation at Le Méridien Ile des Pins 5* (Superior Room)
  • 3 night’s accommodation at Paradis d'Ouvéa 4* (Garden Bungalow)
  • Daily Breakfast throughout
  • Return domestic airfares from Noumea Magenta to Ouvea airport with Air Caledonie including 20kg of checked luggage
  • Return domestic airfares from Noumea Magenta to Isle of Pines airport with Air Caledonie including 20kg of checked luggage
  • Return airport transfers in Noumea, Ouvea and Ile des Pins
  • BONUS - 20% Off Accommodation - Save over $700!
  • BONUS - Discounted Airfares
  • BONUS - Free Access to Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea
  • BONUS - Free use of non-motorised water sports equipment in Le Meridien Noumea and Le Meridien Isle of Pines

Day 1: Australia - Noumea

Fly from Australia to Nouméa. You’ll arrive at Tontouta International airport and make the 45 minute transfer to your hotel in Nouméa. Once settled in, why not get out into the city and try sampling the food? With around 140 world class restaurants and cafes to choose from, featuring food from every region of France, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Le Meridien Nouméa 5* is the most luxurious hotel in Nouméa, offering good services with direct access to the beach! Night at Le Meriden Nouméa 5* in Classic Room.

Day 2 & Day 3: Noumea

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Take this stay to spend as you wish. Night at Le Meriden Nouméa 5* in Classic Room.

Day 4: Noumea - Ouvea

Enjoy a buffet breakfast before you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Magenta Domestic airport for your flight to Ouvéa. Fly from Noumea to Ouvea (40 min). Upon arrival on Ouvea, you will be transferred to Le Paradis d'Ouvea. Designed by Yohji Yamamoto and renovated in 2012, Le Paradis d'Ouvea, only hotel of Ouvea, provides 6 bungalows categories on the beach or on the heart of the garden. The hotel has 34 air-conditioned bungalows in a unique genuine environment. You will enjoy a restaurant opening every day, pool, mountain bikes for hire and minibus excursions around the island. Night in Garden Bungalow at Paradis d’Ouvéa 4*.

Day 5 & Day 6: Ouvea

Daily Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Take this stay to spend as you wish. Night at Paradis d’Ouvéa 4* in Garden Bungalow.

Day 7: Ouvea - Noumea - Isle of Pines

Buffet breakfast at your hotel before to be transferred to Ouvéa airport. You will fly from Ouvea to Noumea (40min) before to take another domestic flight to Isle of Pines (25min), one of the most beautiful and romantic island in the world. Upon arrival on Isle of Pines, you will be transferred to Le Méridien Ile Des Pins. Le Méridien Ile des Pins overlooks the pristine white beaches of Oro bay and is nestled in a centuries old coconut grove, redolent with a scent of lush, tropical vegetation. Isle of Pines concentrates all the beauties of the Pacific. Set within 4½ hectares of coconut grove, this luxury 5 star hotel takes full advantage of the natural aquamarine lagoons and powdery white sand beaches. You will enjoy lots of opportunities for leisure activities including diving, boating, nature walks, 4WD excursions and bicycle tours. Night in Superior Room at Le Méridien Ile Des Pins 5*.

Day 8 & Day 9: Isle of Pines

Breakfast daily at your hotel. Day at leisure.Take this stay to spend as you wish. Le Meridien Isle of Pines also provides a range of free activities including table tennis, mountain bike riding, a fitness centre, snorkeling, tennis, snooker, pool, kayak canoes, pedalos, French bowls and volleyball. Nights in Superior Room at Le Méridien Ile Des Pins 5*.

Day 10: Isle of Pines - Noumea

Buffet breakfast at your Hotel. Day at leisure. Transfer from your hotel to the airport. Flight Isle of Pines / Noumea (25 min). Upon arrival in Nouméa, you will be transferred to Le Méridien Nouméa 5*. Night at Le Méridien Nouméa 5* in Classic Room

Day 11: Noumea - Australia

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Leisure by your own before you will be transferred to Tontouta International Airport for your homeward flight.

Isle of Pines

Isle of Pines

With radiant turquoise waters hiding a wealth of colorful corals and fish below, Isle of Pines is a wonderful place to dive and explore. Beginning with a relaxed way of life, the smile on the local’s faces and their talent to never rush the time. « A quoi bon le compter, il ne s’arrêtera jamais » - ("Why measure the time, it will never end"), they seem to try to help us understand.
Ouvéa - Loyalty Islands

Ouvéa - Loyalty Islands

The dazzling purity of the combined colours of the sky, the lagoon and the vegetation, the exceptionally mild climate, the inhabitants’ natural hospitality and the comfort of living in an island free of any pollution fully justify the description “island closest to paradise” which those lucky enough to stay there have given Ouvéa.
Nouméa

Nouméa

The capital of New Caledonia, Noumea is a little piece of France in the middle of the Coral Sea. With its French Riviera atmosphere and its luxury boutiques, Noumea deserves this title without a doubt. However, this sprawling city has a thousand other facets that make it the capital of the Pacific, with mixed cultural influences. Founded in 1860, Noumea blends together heritage, entertainment and leisure activities.
LaCity Travel - Traveller Tips for New Caledonia

GEOGRAPHY: New Caledonia is located 21° South, 165° degrees East, and lies just North of the Tropic of Capricorn.   

VISAS: New Caledonia tourist visa is not required for citizens of Australia for a stay up to 90 days, although you will need to have a return ticket. All passports must be valid for 6 months from the date of the arrival. Some other nationalities may require a visa. For further information please contact the French consulate website or your travel consultant.  

MONEY: 1 AUD = 77.84197 XPF (15/12/2013).As in French Polynesia, the local currency is the French Pacific Franc (CFP or XPF), it is divided into 1,2,5,10,20,50 and 100 Franc coins and 500, 10001 5000 and 10000 Franc notes. All banks, are French. Banks operating in New Caledonia include the Banque National de Paris-NC, Banque Calédonienne d’Investissement, (BCI), Banque de Nouvelle Calédonie, Caisse d’Epargne and Société Générale Calédonienne de banque. Banks are open between 8.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Most credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, American Express not always).   

ELECTRICITY: New Caledonia’s power supply is 220/240 volts, 60Hz 1, 3 phases, 2, 3, 4 wires. The two-pin plugs are the most common.   

CLOTHING: Light, summer-style clothes are appropriate with casual but elegant dress for the evenings. In the cooler months, a sweater or light jacket is recommended.  

CLIMATE / WEATHER: New Caledonia enjoys a semi-tropical climate. The warm season extends from September to March with average temperatures of up to 27 degrees Celsius. The green season from April to August, has average temperatures of around 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.   

TIME DIFFERENCE: Local time in New Caledonia is normally one hour ahead of Australian Eastern Standard Time. During the Daylight Saving Time period, the time in New Caledonia remains one hour ahead of Queensland but is then on the same time as New South Wales and Victoria. New Caledonia is 1 hour behind New Zealand time, and 2 hours during the Daylight Saving.   

LANGUAGE: French is the official language but English is widely spoken. There are 30 different Melanesian dialects. A few phrases in French are always welcomed by the locals.    

ACCOMMODATION: All our hotels have been especially selected. New Caledonia offers a vast array of accommodation optionsfrom 5 star hotels, to luxury apartments, to simple rural lodgings and camping sites.   

FOOD / DRINK: There are numerous fine-dining restaurants stressing French cuisine, along with outdoor dining and snack bars. At night, Nouméa comes alive with an array of nightclubs, bars and discos. Over 140 restaurants serve an array of cuisines including French Provincial, Indonesian, Chinese, Italian, West Indian, Mexican, North African and seafood.   

RELIGION: Largely Roman Catholic, then Protestant although such other religions as Mormon, Baha’I, Muslim and Jewish are also represented.   

HISTORY: New Caledonia was settled by the Lapita people about 1500BC, with archeological sites found at Kone and on the Isle of Pines. Captain Cook aboard HMS Resolution, landed in the Bay of Balade on the North-east coast in 1774. He named the archipelago he discovered, New Caledonia in memory of Scotland. In 1853, under the rule of Napoleon III, the island was officially declared French by Admiral Febvrier-Despointes. It became a French Overseas Territory in 1946. During the World War II, New Caledonia became a centre for the US war effort.   

SHOPPING: Thursday in the City markets and the Maison des Artisans are popular places to meet with local artisans and buy their wares. A wide range of French and European goods including high fashion, leather goods, jewellery, perfume and china is available at duty-free prices. Such an extensive range in many shops has led New Caledonia to be known as the Paris of the Pacific. There are about 40 duty-free shops, mainly in the centre of Noumea, offering reductions of up to 30 per cent on regular prices.   

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:  
January 1 – New Year's Day 
May 1 – French Labour Day 
July 14 – Bastille Day 
August 15 – Assumption Day 
September 24 – New Caledonia Day 
November 1 – All Saints’ Day 
November 11 – Armistice Day 
December 25/26 – Christmas   

POSTAL SERVICES: OPT (Office des Postes et Télécommunications) offices are located throughout New Caledonia. Offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 3.00pm.    

HEALTH: There is no requirement. However, up-to-date vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis are recommended.   

SAFETY / SECURITY: We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia. Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia. Cyclone season in New Caledonia is from November to April, however, tropical storms and cyclones may also occur in other months. See under Additional information: Natural disasters, severe weather and climate for further information. Local authorities have declared an epidemic of dengue fever and have issued a health alert for another mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya. Local authorities have dengue fever and chikungunya prevention measures in place.   

MEDICAL SERVICES: The central hospital in Noumea is the Centre Hospitalier Territorial (CHT), with regional hospitals in Koumac and Poindimié. There are also a number of private hospitals and clinics.   

AIRLINES:     International: New Caledonia’s national airline is Aircalin. Other Airlines serving New Caledonia include Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu and Quantas.                 
                       Domestic: 
Domestic flights are operated by Air Calédonie with regular services from Nouméa to airfields on the island, Isle of Pines and Loyalty Islands.  

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: La Tontouta (otherwise known as Tontouta International Airport), is 50 kilometres from Noumea.   

TIPPING: None   

TRAVEL INSURANCE: All passengers must have comprehensive travel insurance. You can complete this with LaCity Travel if you wish. Check your Travel Insurance Policy for an Emergency number and details of services to be provided, Carry these details with you.   

Australian Consulate-General, Noumea 
7th Floor, Immeuble Foch
19 Avenue du Maréchal Foch
Noumea, NEW CALEDONIA 
Telephone (687) 27 24 14
Facsimile (687) 27 80 01
Website 
www.noumea.consulate.gov.au  
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Price does not include 

1. The activities and excursions recommended in the itinerary 
2. Any lunch or dinner 
3. Personal expenses 
4. Travel insurance 

Terms and Conditions 

Prices are in AUD, subject to availability at time of booking and for new bookings only.The above prices are per person twin-share and valid for travel: 01 April – 31 August 2017 & 15 January – 31 March 2018. Free nights & discounts are already included in costs. Air surcharges apply during Australian school holidays.All prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Conditions, amendment and cancellation fees apply.Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

Information
1. Details on flights Nouméa / Ouvéa / Nouméa / Isle of Pines / Nouméa for this package: 20 kg luggage maximum per person.
2. International flights are with Air Calin and include 7kgs of hand luggage and 23kgs of checked luggage.