Travel Tips for New Caledonia


Tourism Province Sud

Province Sud has a visitor's center in the Place des Cocotiers in the center of Noumea and an information counter at the cruise ship terminal. They have pamphlets, contact details and maps of interest to tourists and are happy to answer questions about travel in the southern part of Grande Terre and Isle of Pines.


Tourism Province Nord

Tourism Province Nord provides information about travelling in the northern parts of Grande Terre. The Rocket Guide to New Caledonia will show you exactly where they are located in Noumea. They have maps, pamphlets, and contact details of tourist facilities in the northern part of Grande Terre.


Destination Isles Loyaute

Provides travel information for Ouvea, Lifou and Mare with pamphlets, maps, and helpful tips on culture and hospitality. Find it all, download your copy of the guide.

For information on events (there are a huge number of them) visit Sortir

Money: South Pacific Franc (XPF) current exchange rates

Electricity: 220Volt French style sockets (two round prongs).

Mobile Phone 3G and 4G bands click here.

Local time: click here.

Languages: French, local Melanesian languages.

Capital: Noumea

New Caledonia Visa requirements: Click here

Travel Insurance is really a good idea; travellers planning to visit remote areas should be sure to include medical evacuation insurance in case of accidents.