New Caledonia’s capital is a vibrant and lively city. Overlooking the lagoon and butting up against a hill side, it offers a plethora of activities, man-made enticements, shopping venues and cultural outings. Nouméa is resolutely strong-tempered, and it masterfully beats the pulse of cosmopolitanism.
Dive in the heart of New Caledonia
Small yet powerful, New Caledonia’s capital concentrates an exciting array of things to do, foods to taste, places to go and sites to visit. Several museums, scattered across the city, will undoubtedly stimulate your curiosity and help you better understand the historical past of New Caledonia. Town Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of World War II or the Museum of New Caledonia: just take your pick or visit them all! For a more nature-oriented outing, see the Zoological and Forest Park located further north. Elegantly perched on a hill, the Park hosts an amazing diversity of endemic species. As you walk through gorgeous scenery, you will discover splendid fauna and flora. Kids and adults alike will assuredly have a great time. Cradled between Nouméa’s famous bays, the Aquarium des Lagons is a must-see. Discover the country’s underwater treasures to the sound of visitors oohing and ahhing over a scorpion fish or fluorescent corals. From Europe, lose yourself in the New Caledonian culture by booking a flight.