Welcome to the most luxurious hotel in Noumea! Le Meridien Noumea captures the cosmopolitan, energetic spirit of New Caledonia ’s capital with an unmatched lagoon front location, just ten minutes from the bustle of the city centre and many attractions. Once settled in, savour the culinary experience of every meal. Absorb the vibe and be enlightened by another culture, so close to home. A unique blend of French sophistication and Pacific Island warmth!

Le Meridien Noumea 5*

Fully Inclusive Private Tour

Duration : 8 DAYSPrice : FROM $1699Country : NEW CALEDONIA
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Le Meridien Pool
Le Meridien Noumea, EntranceLe Meridien BeachAerial view of Le MéridienNoumea © DucandasAmedee Island © DucandasRue de Paris

Welcome to the most luxurious hotel in Noumea! Le Meridien Noumea captures the cosmopolitan, energetic spirit of New Caledonia ’s capital with an unmatched lagoon front location, just ten minutes from the bustle of the city centre and many attractions. Once settled in, savour the culinary experience of every meal. Absorb the vibe and be enlightened by another culture, so close to home. A unique blend of French sophistication and Pacific Island warmth!

Included in the price

  • Return economy airfares to Noumea with Aircalin including 23kg of luggage, snacks and beverages   
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges  
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in Le Méridien Noumea 5* (Classic Garden)   
  • Return Transfers between Nouméa International Airport and Le Méridien Nouméa
  • BONUS: Stay 7 / Pay 5
  • BONUS: Free Access to Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea
  • BONUS: Free use of non-motorised water sports equipment
  • BONUS: XPF500 chips voucher & 1 x free drink for the table gaming room only
  • BONUS: 24/7 access to cardio fitness centre

Day 1: Australia – Noumea

Upon arrival at Tontouta International airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will be staying at Le Meridien Nouméa, the most luxurious 5 star hotel in Nouméa, offering good services with direct access to the beach! Night at Le Meridien Nouméa (Classic Room)

Day 2 to Day 7: Noumea

Take this stay to spend as you wish. Noumea combines all the laid-back atmosphere of the South Pacific with the urban elegance of France—from the profusion of old French colonial houses, with ornate wrought-iron balconies, tree-lined squares, and men playing petanque, to French-inspired cafés, restaurants, and designer-label shopping, Parisian style. In contrast, a ten-minute walk reveals the contemporary architecture of the Baie des Citrons, Anse Vata, and Port Moselle, Nouméa’s modern face. Nouméa offers a prolific variety of leisure activities, from tennis, golf, squash, and cricket to bush-walking, horse riding, and hunting. The huge barrier reef surrounding the island makes water sports the main recreation; activities that can be enjoyed year-round include sailing, windsurfing, swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving. A ten-minute walk from the resort leads to a taxi boat that can take guests to Duck Island or Ilot Maitre for snorkelling or simply relaxing on a sunbathing chair. Nights at Le Meridien Nouméa (Classic Room)

Day 8: Noumea - Australia

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

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
Noumea7th 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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