Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia, and as of 2007, has been the fastest growing city in the Pacific. Noumea also has more sunshine days than any other Pacific Island capital and that, combined with excellent beaches, equals FUN!
Once you get off the ship there is a fantastic Info Centre from which you can find out everything you need to know in terms of transport and excursions! This is also the area from which all the trams, shuttles and busses depart from.
For our day out we decided to explore a bit before heading to the beach, so we went for a (very hot and humid) walk up Hill Ouen Toro! From the top you get the most amazing views of Noumea! There is a tram that can take you around Noumea and up Hill Ouen Toro as well if you don’t want your clothes drenched in sweat ;).
Duck Island is a popular destination for all kinds of water sports, and Lemon Beach is the go-to option for a lazy day at the beach.
Noumea is a lovely destination to visit, rich in culture, and perfect for a relaxed holiday escape.