From the island’s unique French-Melanesian cuisine to its pristine, tropical beaches and world-class hotels, New Caledonia will sweep you off your feet.
Here’s a pick of the top experiences that will make for the perfect getaway with your loved one, no matter what type of couple you are.
The Adventurous Couple
Those seeking an adventurous escape have plenty of options to explore in New Caledonia.
As one idea, take a helicopter flight over New Caledonia’s north. You’ll have sweeping views of the north’s striking mountain ranges, the Heart of Voh (a natural mangrove formation in the shape of a heart) and the vivid, turquoise lagoon waters from above.
The Foodie Couple
New Caledonia is a mouth-watering destination for foodie couples. Trying bougna – a traditional Kanak (indigenous) dish – is a must. Made from yams, coconut milk and traditionally fish, bougna can be
enjoyed in a restaurant or with a tribe.
Alternatively, gather a basket of French food and wine from Noumea’s markets and gourmet stores and have a picture-perfect picnic on the beach.
The Laidback Couple
With its beautiful beaches and reefs, New Caledonia is the ultimate place to disconnect, rest and recharge.
Even in cosmopolitan Noumea you can grab your snorkel and explore the crystal-clear waters, enjoy leisurely strolls along the beach or simply relax as you sip on cocktails and watch the sun set over the ocean.
The Active Couple
Active couples will find numerous adventures to enjoy in New Caledonia.
In the north, you’ll find beginners bushwalks, tree-top climbing, guided trail tours and more. In the south, check out the famous Drowned Forest located in the Blue River Provincial Park, which is best known for its bleached gum oak trunks that emerge from a lake.
New Caledonia is just two hours from Brisbane, under three hours from Sydney and less than four hours from Melbourne.
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