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    • Noumea travel

      New Caledonia Aug 28, 2015 at 12:29 AM

      Q1 I know that the local currency is CFP but a couple of quotes I've had have been in Euros. Should I bring (from Australia) bring some Euros, some CFP and some Australian dollars?

      Q2 we arrive late (11.40) on a Sunday night. Should I book a transfer before we leave? Any suggestions or will taxi be my our only option at that time? If taxi, do I still need to book?

      Many thanks

      3 Answers Aug 29, 2015 at 1:57 AM
    • Activities on Lifou

      Lifou Aug 18, 2015 at 1:28 AM

      Are there plenty of things to see and do if you are with people of limited ability. I will be with an 83 year old and a man with emphysema so hoping that not everything is long walks and swimming

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2015 at 5:42 PM
    • Duty free shopping

      Nouméa Aug 15, 2015 at 12:18 AM

      Duty free shopping from cruising

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 3:41 PM
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      Statue of Mary

      Nouméa Jun 28, 2015 at 1:56 AM

      Why don't any of the local tours go to Notre dame du pacifique any more?
      That was the highlight of my first cruise to noumea...
      Now no one even mentions it, yet alone show photos of her

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      Pacific Pearl

      Nouméa Jun 14, 2015 at 7:53 PM

      Has anyone been on a cruise to Noumea on the Pacific Peal and do you have any tips

      3 Answers Jun 15, 2015 at 12:20 AM
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      Place de Cocotiers - events

      Nouméa May 2, 2015 at 7:06 PM

      Apparently on the first Sunday of each month there is an event in the square. I would really appreciate if someone could advise what it is and when would be the best time to visit. Merci.

      3 Answers May 2, 2015 at 9:32 PM
    • Living/Working In New Caledonia

      New Caledonia Apr 22, 2015 at 3:20 AM

      Hi there I'm a recent UK graduate looking to spend a year abroad and improve my French working in New Caledonia. Can anyone help me out with information on the cost of living/rent and how difficult it would be to find work once over there?
      Even if you could recommend some useful websites for information that would be a huge help!

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2015 at 5:36 AM
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      Place to stay at Isle de Pines

      New Caledonia Feb 4, 2015 at 3:16 PM

      I have been browsing about isle de pines and so far I only found some luxury hotels to stay ( which of course expensive)
      Is anyone know if there is any "normal" hotel to stay?
      I saw huts in Camping Atchu, try to find how the inside huts looks like but no more information or pictures about it. It could be quite a nice option to stay in traditional huts.
      Appreciate if anyone can share with me. I am not into camping (tent) , by the way
      Thank you

    • Sporting grounds/ovals in Noumea

      Nouméa Dec 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      Hi, I have been unable to find info on ovals/footy grounds near the cruise ship terminal in Noumea. Is there anywhere where my son can do some kicking on our visit on New Year's Day?

    • Diving while visiting from a cruise ship

      Nouméa Dec 14, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      Does anyone know of any Noumea Dive Centers that cater to cruise ship customers who want to dive while there for a one day visit on a cruise ship?

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      Nouméa Oct 19, 2014 at 7:08 PM

      Wondering best currency for local shopping (we are Australian visiting on a cruise ship early next month) and interesting tourist spots / souvenirs / recommendations, only a day in each port. Is it easier to book tours on the ship ? I realise that they are more expensive but given time restrictions could be easier ?

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2014 at 1:44 AM
    • Gift giving

      New Caledonia Sep 13, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      We will be visiting in October. I was wondering what is acceptable as a gift for village elders. Cloth seems to be to most often mentioned but would it be acceptable to offer something else like writing pads and pencils, art supplies or insect repellant, soaps etc. also very keen to go spear fishing but cannot find any info about this, only about scuba diving. Thanks.

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM
    • Page de luengo

      Lifou Aug 30, 2014 at 8:33 PM

      How do I get there from where the cruise ship tenders dock? Would really appreciate any advice!

    • Isle de Pines

      Île des Pins Jul 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

      I was told of a tour of the island which included a lovely seafood lunch organised by a local travel group. Do you know of it and who to contact

    • fishing gear

      New Caledonia Jul 19, 2014 at 1:00 AM

      Is fishing gear expensive compared to Australian prices or cheaper more like US prices?

    • Possible visit

      New Caledonia Jul 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Hoping to go to NC in August, flying from Brisbane. Looking for a good 4/5* hotel with beach, diving and near enough to forest area for treks and especially butterflies. Any ideas?

      Antony Moore

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2014 at 2:50 AM
    • Mount Panié

      Massif du Panié Jun 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM

      Does anyone know who the company are that run the tour at Mount Panié are?


    • what is shopping like in Noumea

      Nouméa Jun 3, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      what is shopping like in Noumea

    • LinnyB-Norfolk Island

      Nouméa May 24, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      Do we need to tip in Noumea? How can we find a quality jeweler and where?

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      Recommendation for New Caledonia

      New Caledonia May 23, 2014 at 5:59 PM

      Off to New Caledonia soon for a short holiday. Would like to spend 1-2 nights somewhere else on Grand Terre that is not Noumea - the rest of the trip will be spent there. I like hiking and spending time outdoors. I'm happy to hire a car or travel by bus. Any suggestions?


    • Best place for baguette cheese and wine during a 5 hour stopover?

      Nouméa May 4, 2014 at 4:12 AM

      We are renting two fun buggies and have from about 3pm til 8pm maximum May 27th 2014. Where should we go for some good views, a swim and afternoon cheese and wine. We will buy our own wine etc from the local Supermarche. Thanks in advance for any advice. Will have flippers and snorkel gear with us. Phil

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      What to do

      New Caledonia Mar 15, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      I'm going on a cruise to some islands in New Caledonia in April. Just wondering what is fun and good to do with an 8 year old while on shore. I know there are shore tours organised by the cruise, but most of them are for older than 10yo and quite expensive. Any thoughts and suggestions please?

    • Rough seas or not

      New Caledonia Mar 15, 2014 at 3:51 AM

      Hello, my family and I are thinking about a cruise to Pacific Islands mid January 2015. We have been told it is cyclone season and it is a very rough cruise. Has anyone travelled in January and how was it? thanks

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2014 at 3:34 PM
    • Czechs or Slovaks on New Caledonia

      New Caledonia Feb 17, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Hello, is there any Czechs or Slovaks on the New Caledonia in these days, especially in March?

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM
    • Horse Riding

      New Caledonia Jan 13, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      Where is the best place to go horse riding for 2 experienced riders who would like to see the countryside, sometimes going faster than a walk?

    • Sight seeing in Lifou

      Lifou Jan 5, 2014 at 2:58 AM

      We are in Lifou on 24 February 2014 arriving by Sun Princess at 10.00am and due to depart by 7.00 pm the same day. My wife and I would like to see the interesting things in Lifou and what can the local tour operator offer and how much would it cost for say half day tour for both of us.

      2 Answers Jan 5, 2014 at 6:55 AM
    • New Years Eve - where to go?

      New Caledonia Dec 24, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      What is the best place for New Years Eve in Noumea?

    • Are there fishing charters in Lifou???

      Lifou Nov 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

      There are 5 of us travelling to Lifou for the first time and we would like to go fishing. Does anyone know of any fishing charters or locals that take people out fishing for the day or half a day? We will not have any fishing equipment with us. we would like to go reef fishing more than big game fishing/deep sea fishing. Would love some help. Even if you know the e-mail address for the tourism information centre there as the one I have does not seem to work.
      Thank you

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2013 at 4:21 PM
    • Duck Island

      New Caledonia Sep 3, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      Worth a visit from a ship? We are there on a Monday when so much is closed...

      2 Answers Sep 4, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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      Ramada Hotel

      Nouméa Jul 20, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      I am thinking of staying at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in January. I will need to travel into the centre of Noumea each day. Is it possible to do this by bus? I don't mind a bit of a walk. Also, is the weather OK for a January visit? Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM