Perched overlooking the life-filled reefs of Noumea Lagoon, Noumea is the vibrant and colourful capital of New Caledonia. Catch some shade in the city’s centre, below Coconut Palm Square, and absorb the vibrant fusion of French and Kanak cultures. Or take a leisurely open-air stroll along the waterfront, where white boats bob and jostle on the lapping waters. Bring your tongs - the local word for flipflops - there will be plenty of time to swim, sunbathe and leaf through paperbacks on dazzling beaches. View more
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Experience the ideal blend of adventure and eco-tourism during this scenic and invigorating, half-day kayaking and swimming excursion on the Dumbea River.
Noumea, Dumbea River, Guided Kayaking Tour
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Dumbea River. Upon arrival, receive your safety and kayaking instructions and gear, embark your single-seat or two-seat kayak, and begin your guided kayaking adventure.
Mineral-Rich Hills, Eucalyptus Forests, Indigenous Flora, Red Soil, Green River
The perfect blend of adventure and eco-tourism awaits you on this fantastic kayaking tour of the Dumbea River. Whilst paddling along its cool, pristine, flowing waters, take in spectacular panoramic views of your surrounds, which feature mineral-rich hills, eucalyptus forests and indigenous flora that contrast with the predominantly red-coloured soil and deep, green hues of the river.
Beautiful Valley, Free Time, Swimming
Along the way, the tranquillity of the river setting is only disrupted by the swish of paddles on a journey through one of the prettiest valleys in New Caledonia. Some free time is allocated for a swim before turning back downstream. At the conclusion of your kayaking journey, disembark the kayak, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Discover the beautiful flora and fauna of New Caledonia in a unique new way during this fun-filled and exciting, half-day Segway excursion at the Forest Park.
Noumea, Forest Park, Guided Segway Tour
Depart the pier for the short transfer through the city centre and up to the Forest Park. Upon arrival, receive your Segway orientation and safety instructions, then don your safety equipment and helmet, and make some practice runs before beginning your guided Segway tour.
Beautiful, Abundant and Diverse Flora and Fauna, Cagou Birds
Begin with a visit to the Forest Park's beautiful gardens to discover their diverse, and abundant, plant and animal species. As you explore each of the three different circuits, your silent Segway transport helps you get close to the different animals, such as the cagou, an endemic, flightless species of bird native to New Caledonia, without frightening them. The agility of your Segway is amazing; it takes you through the domain's tracks without any effort, as if you were flying over the gardens.
Photo Stops, Endemic and Foreign Species
During the ride, a few photo stops are made to take in the exquisite views marking the itinerary, and ask questions about the diversity in terms of fauna and flora of the park, which combines endemic and foreign species. At the conclusion of your Segway experience, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.
Enjoy a taste of France, along with its exquisite wines and cheeses, during this picturesque sightseeing excursion.
Noumea, Port Moselle, City Market, Baie de l'Orphelinat, Lemon Bay Beach, Rocher à la Voile
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 20minute drive to Rocher à la Voile. En route, pass by iconic landmarks that include Port Moselle and the City Market, then proceed along Baie de l'Orphelinat. From here, continue along Port Plaisance and popular Lemon Bay Beach, then past the new residential areas and marinas before stopping for a short, but beautiful, photo stop at Rocher à la Voile.
Ouen Toro Lookout, World War ll Cannons, Bays, Beaches, Coral Reefs, Wine and Cheese Tasting
Next, re-board your coach and head to the Ouen Toro Lookout, where two Australian cannons from WWII stand guard. The perspective from this tip of the peninsula reveals the bays and beaches below, as well as small marine reserves fringed with coral reefs. After your photo stop at the Ouen Toro Lookout, re-board your coach and drive to a local restaurant, where the wine specialist offers French wines with cheeses to complement the vintage. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Embrace the exquisite beauty and colours of the Noumea Lagoon from a unique perspective during this exhilarating and panoramic flight-seeing excursion.
Noumea, Magenta Aerodrome, Helicopter Flight-Seeing Tour
Depart the pier for the short transfer through the city en route to the Magenta Aerodrome. Upon arrival, meet your awaiting pilot and receive your safety and flight instructions, then board your helicopter for a scenic and exhilarating flight-seeing experience over the beautiful Noumea Lagoon.
Noumea Lagoon and Surrounds, Panoramic Views, Iridescent Colours
Along the way, marvel at the spectacular panoramic views and iridescent colours of the idyllic lagoon and turquoise waters surrounding Noumea. Towards the end of this unforgettable flight-seeing tour, a short flight takes you back to the Magenta Aerodrome. Upon arrival, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier via the bays area.
Discover the lush landscapes, rolling green hills, and abundant flora and fauna of Noumea during this immersive nature excursion to Parc Forestier.
Noumea, Parc Forestier Nature Reserve, Lush Landscapes, Rolling Green Hills
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 15-minute drive to Parc Zoologique et Forestier, located in the hinterland overlooking Nouméa. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the lush landscapes and rolling green hills of this peaceful, 85-acre (about 34-hectare) nature reserve.
Endemic and Introduced Flora and Fauna, Wild and Domestic Birds, and the Elusive Cagou
Along the way, spot a huge variety of endemic and introduced species of flora and fauna, including wild and domestic birds such as the roussette (fruit bat), notou, parakeets and the rare cagou. The latter is a flightless bird, and the symbol of New Caledonia; its call is often mistaken for a barking dog.
Ocean Views, Nature Trails, Ponds, Lakes, Native Shrubs, Abundant Bird Species
At an elevation of approximately 548 feet (about 167 metres), enjoy the changing backdrop of distant ocean views whilst walking along the well-marked trails, and pass by ponds, lakes, native shrubs and abundant bird life along the way. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 15-minute drive back to the pier.
Discover New Calendonia's connection to World War II and its related sites during this scenic and informative sightseeing excursion.
Noumea, Orientation Drive, World War II Museum, Wartime History and Relics
Depart the pier for a short orientation drive through Noumea en route to the World War II Museum. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of this fully-renovated venue. During your visit, view a collection of interesting relics from World War II. In addition, learn about the wartime presence of the American and Australian armies, and their impact on Caledonian life.
Ouemo's Cannons, Receiving, Orphanage Bay, U.S. Marine Navy Anchor, American Memorial
Next, re-board your coach and head to Ouemo's Cannons, a viewpoint offering splendid panoramic vistas overlooking Noumea and its surrounding s, along with bays, islets in the lagoon and mountains in the background. Following your visit, re-board your coach and drive by different neighbourhoods named by the Americans, including the Motor Pool area, Receiving and Orphanage Bay with the U.S. Marine Navy anchor. Your tour concludes with a drive back to the pier, passing by the American Memorial en route.
Explore Noumea at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.
Explore Noumea at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.
Experience the history, cultures and scenic splendour of Noumea in a unique new way during this fun-filled excursion aboard the open-air Tchou Tchou Train.
Tchou Tchou Train-Ride, Baie de l'Orphelinat, Port Plaisance, Yacht Club, Rocher à la Voile
Depart the pier aboard the yellow-coloured Tchou Tchou Train, a wheeled trolley, and begin your guided orientation tour of the city and resort area. Your route begins with a ride past the local market, Baie de l'Orphelinat and Port Plaisance, where the Yacht Club is located. Your journey continues along Baie des Citrons with a panoramic photo stop at Rocher à la Voile, then proceeds along Anse Vata Beach, a paradise for water-sports-lovers.
Ouen Toro, Promenade Pierre Vernier, Meridien Hotel, Faubourg Blanchot, Coconut Square
Upon arrival at the Ouen Toro lookout point, site of the island's finest views, enjoy breath-taking vistas of the blue lagoon and surrounding islands. After a photo stop here, head towards the Promenade Pierre Vernier, the popular, coconut-lined waterfront route and 5-star flagship Meridien Hotel. Pass through Faubourg Blanchot, one of Nouméa's oldest residential districts with its many old Colonial homes. Continue on to the central shopping district and beautiful Coconut Square before heading back to the pier.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and indigenous culture of New Caledonia during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion.
Noumea, , Vernier Promenade, Cultural Centre
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Tjibaou Cultural Centre. The Cultural Centre, designed by Renzo Piano, is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern indigenous New Caledonian (Kanak) architecture.
Traditional Kanak Dancing and Cultural Show, Guided Stroll, Melanesian Huts, Exhibition Rooms
Your arrival is welcomed by a traditional Kanak dance show and presentation of the Kanak cultural basics, including how to make a hut, traditional customs and participating in basketry. Afterward, hear fascinating tales of Kanak myths and folklore during an easy, guided stroll. Walk through the shaded, flora-lined Kanak pathway leading to three different traditional Melanesian huts from the three New Caledonia provinces. Back within the main area, your guide introduces the various exhibition rooms housing precious ritual masks, costumes, totem poles and sculptures, all of an exceptional standard. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.