New Caledonia

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Nouméa, New Caledonia

Nouméa is a foodie utopia nestled in paradise. Tucked into the southern shores of French territory New Caledonia, the city's heritage is reflected throughout the streets, including in its culinary scene. Indulge in some French cheeses or a delicious pain au chocolat as you browse local handcrafted goods at Port Moselle Market. Learn about native Kanak culture at the beautifully constructed Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre and stroll lush gardens of La Place des Cocotiers - considered the heart of the city. A string of turquoise bays offer an abundance of outdoor activities, whether you wish to nap on a warm sandy beach or learn how to windsurf. History, cuisine and scenic beauty intersect in Nouméa.


  • Port Name & Location
    Noumea .
  • Time Zone
    NCT New Caledonia Time UTC/GMT +11 hours
  • Language
    The local language is French.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Local currency is the CFP Franc (XPF)
    • Famous For
      Dating back to the 1800s, Place des Cocotiers is in the heart of downtown and is popular for street markets, concerts and people watching.
    • Fun Fact #1
      You'll find plenty or snorkelling sites, as the New Caledonian reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world after Australia.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      The French claimed New Caledonia in 1853, so it's no surprise that French culture has influenced cooking and cuisine. Coffee and wine are taken very seriously.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Representing the 8 regions of New Caledonia, Mwâ Ka is a 12m totem pole featuring a grande case (chief’s hut) and a flèche faîtière (carved rooftop spear).


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