Admit it, you’ve been thinking a lot about croissants lately. But your desire for flaky, buttery goodness is at odds with your need to sunbathe. How do you combine both hobbies? Head for Noumea, of course.
Located on the edge of New Caledonia, Noumea is what you get when you mix French culture and South Pacific scenery. Snorkel over a beautiful reef one minute, then knock back a fine wine in an upscale restaurant in the next. Do it all without busting your budget when you book one of Wotif’s cheap flights to Noumea.
When in Noumea, do as the Noumeans do: The weather is gorgeous, so slather on some sun cream and get around on your own two feet. There is also an excellent bus service, as well as Le Petit Train, a bright yellow tour vehicle that will take you to all the good spots.
If you’re on flights to Noumea that land in the morning, make a beeline for the local markets. They operate almost every weekday, so pick up some coffee and a croissant. This is also the spot to pick up that handcrafted souvenir for Mum (hint hint).
Should your flight arrive in the afternoon, head straight to Anse Vata Beach and get in touch with your aquatic side. Wind surfing and snorkelling are pretty big deals here, so pull on your flippers and dive in.
Touching down in the evening? Try Noumea’s very own pale lager, Number One, at some of the bars scattered throughout the city.
You’ll be tempted to just kick back at one of Wotif’s Noumea hotels, but there’ll be time for laziness later. Explore the rest of the South Pacific via small, island-hopping planes…or get to know local history at the Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie. That pretty French translates to the Maritime Museum of New Caledonia. Grab a pic of yourself next to the huge rudder!
Isn’t it time to get away for a while? Dive into all things tropical and French when you book Noumea flights from Wotif. But hey, don’t stop there. Mix and match airfares and accommodation to score one of our New Caledonia packages today.