Noumea underwater reef


Noumea is the sun-soaked paradise that dreams are made of. Flush with blue lagoons, pristine waters and rich history, the capital of New Caledonia is as festive as it is beautiful. Fall in love with the uniquely French Noumea with the help of our travel guide.

The airport in Noumea (La Tontouta International Airport) remains closed due to civil unrest. For more information see Travel Updates

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Food and drinks

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.  

Baggage included

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world and can earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

Places to stay

Whether you’re after five-star luxury or a bungalow way up in the bush, ocean views come complimentary with most stays in Noumea. Along the beautiful sandy beach of Baie des Citrons, you’ll find shoreside places to stay with restaurants, bars and nightclubs nearby to keep you entertained at all hours. To fully immerse yourself in island life, venture further afield by staying with a local tribe for the night at a Kanak homestay.

If you’re looking for a lush welcome into married life or a super romantic resort, the overwater bungalows of Escapade Ilot Maitre are only a short boat ride away. For a family escape filled with kids’ club and endless other activities, Le Meridien Noumea has suites that easily squeeze everyone in or try one of the cost-effective hotels near Anse Vata Beach like Hotel Le Lagon Noumea or Hotel Beaurivage.

Sneak in a round of golf at the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa and Golf Resort or simply treat yourself to some guilt-free pampering, there’s plenty to do and see around Noumea. 

Things to do

There’s plenty to do in sunny Noumea. Visit the busy Moselle Market and get your fruit fix, hike up Ouen Toro Hill for a 360 view of the city or feast on New Caledonian oysters by the water. Fall in love with the eclectic Noumea if only for a few days.

If you fancy hopping islands for the day, take a water taxi across to Duck Island or the 2-hour ferry over to The Isle of Pines and have yourself a pretty picnic in between snorkels and sun lounging. For those that like their relaxing to be mixed with a bit of learning, take a guided tour of the Blue River National Park to gain an insight into the flora and fauna of New Caledonia. To explore the sea life that surrounds the city, jump on one of the many boating adventures for the chance to see dolphins and loggerhead turtles as you cruise around Noumea’s neighbouring islands.

For dinner feast on New Caledonian oysters by the water at Le Roof, test out your French ordering skills at Creperie Le Rocher or grab the tastiest takeaway the island has to offer at the Vietnamese grocer, Chez Florence. 


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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

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Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: ± Inflight entertainment varies by route and aircraft.

Disclaimer: #You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.