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Noumea travel information
Noumea is the sun-soaked island paradise that dreams are made of. Sourrouned by blue lagoons, overwater bungalows, pristine waters and rich French history, the capital of New Caledonia is as festive as it is stunning. Be sure to visit the Moselle Market, hike up Ouen Toro Hill and swim with dolphins. Fall in love with the uniquely French Noumea for your next romantic holiday.
When to visit
Best time to visit Noumea
The best time to visit Noumea is during the months of May, June, September, and October with great weather and less crowds. These months are the ideal time for water sports, sightseeing and sampling local oysters. Temperatures range between 19 °C -26 °C. The warmest months are from December to January with more humidity and an average temperature of 26 °C -30 °C. If visiting in July and August, the coolest months you can enjoy the French festivals.
What is the main airport called?
La Tontouta International Airport (NOU). Opens external site in a new windowAlso known as Nouméa – La Tontouta International Airport is the main international airport in New Caledonia. The airport is in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km northwest of Nouméa.
Arriving in Nouméa
The friendly staff at Nouméa Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a few transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Nouméa from Nouméa Airport
Various transport options are available to get to the town of Noumea from the airport. A regular pus service runs to town, along with private shuttle services, coaches, taxis and hotel transfers. It’s possible to hire a car to see all that you wish during your stay.
Getting around Nouméa
You can explore most of the city on foot or by hopping aboard one of the popular tourist trains that follow routes taking in all the major sights. If you want to get from one neighbourhood to another, you can call a taxi, travel on the Karuïa Bus, or rent a moped or a bike. Nouméa is quite a hilly city, so you’ll need to be fairly fit to go sightseeing by bike. A fun way is to take a water taxi to head off the main island.
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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