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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2016
Single day horse riding.

I will have a free day at the end of my tour in October. Can anyone suggest a stable/ranch which serves single riders? I can find some offers for groups of 2-4 riders, but I am alone this time.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2016
currency cruise ship stops

Noumea,isle of pines,life ,mare

I know I need Caledonia francs for public transport but if in local cafes and restaurants would Australian Dollars normally be accepted

Thanks Geoff


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2016
Where to stay in New Caledonia  (1 Answer)

Spending 2.5 weeks In September. Where should we visit - would like two locations with snorkelling options and smaller accommodation on the beach


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2015
Noumea travel  (3 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2015
Living/Working In New Caledonia  (1 Answer)

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!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2014
Gift giving  (2 Answers)

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.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2014
fishing gear

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2014
Possible visit  (2 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2014
Recommendation for New Caledonia

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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2014
What to do

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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2014
Rough seas or not  (2 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2014
Czechs or Slovaks on New Caledonia  (1 Answer)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2014
Horse Riding

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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 24, 2013
New Years Eve - where to go?

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2013
Duck Island  (2 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2013
Tourist Attractions  (3 Answers)

Must visit places in New Caledonia and the pricing of each place per person


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 05, 2012
arriving from australia  (2 Answers)

Hi we will arrive from Australia tomorrow
wondered if there is a shuttle bus company anyone can recommend?
I have heard the busses are difficult to take is this so?
I also heard there was a bus from the airport we could take?

Should we just book with a private company? the cost I found online was approx 70 dollars for two of us one way?

Look forward to your feed back and any info on things to do and see while there!!!
emm


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2012
New Years Eve in Noumea

Looking for advice on where to go to dinner in Noumea on NYE? We love people watching and atmosphere, so the livelier the better. If there are fireworks, then perhaps somewhere with a vantage point? Doesn't really matter about cost. We are staying at Le Surf, so I guess somewhere nearer to there would be best. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2012
Mount Panier climbing difficulty and guides

We are going to New Caledonia in September and are very keen to climb Mount Panier.
However, we have been informed by the Hienghéne Tourist Office via email that we cannot climb it during September as there are no guides then. The confusing thing is various references on the web do not say you need to have a guide just that you need to have a permit from the Hienghéne Tourist Office.

Does anyone know what the situation is? And if there is a way to contact a company that has guides?

Also, one of our group has a bad back and we have found references to the climb being difficult. However, we can't find any clear explanation about the level of difficult, walking times and whether it requires scrambling or it is just steep. Can someone please help us! Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2012
Volleyball?  (3 Answers)

Can anyone tell me if there are any resorts in New Caledonia with volleyball facilities? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2012
New Caledonia in April 2012

Hi,

I'm going to New Caledonia for 10 days in April 2012 (from the 1st to the 10th). I have to pass an exam on the 7th in Noumea but I'm planning to rent a car and have a good look around during my free time.

Since it's not very funny to travel alone, I'm looking for a "travelling companion". Is anybody interested?

Also a practical question: is it possible to rent some camping gears on the Island for 1 or 2 nights?

Cheers,
Claire


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 10, 2011
Flight from Hanoi to Kone (NC)

Hi friends,

Could any one advise me regarding the flight from Vietnam to NC (Kone)? Thanks a lot...

I think it will be from Hanoi-Singapore-Australia-NC-Kone?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2011
Enjoy weekend in Kone  (2 Answers)

Hello friends,

Going to NC is my dream since I was a child. So lucky that I got an offer to work in NC. If everything is fine, I will be there in July. Does anyone here give me some advice: Where to go in 2 days since I have 2 days off per week.

I may live in Kone.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2011
10-14 days in New Caledonia  (3 Answers)

My husband and I are thinking about going to New Caledonia for 10-14 days in July / August 2011 to celebrate our anniversary. Any suggestions for an itinerary?

Our total budget is approx AUD7,000 ... incl flights from Adelaide ($1,800 return for both of us).

I would like at least 2 nights in a 5 star place ... but the rest is flexible. Rob's top priority is to see Isle of Pines. My top priorities is to see 'palm trees' on a beautiful beach and to go to the BEST snorkelling spots in NC. Do most places in NC offer scooter hire?

Thanks in advance for any advice ... :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2010
Accomodation needed  (1 Answer)

Hey does any one know of anyone I could stay with or have cheap accommodation for me to stay in New Caledonia for a week dates are from Feb 19th to Feb 26th? I am traveling on a budget. Cheers Kiwi Girl....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2010
Plan Trip to New Caledonia in August 10  (2 Answers)

Is it possible to take a cruise ship from Sydney and drop us in New Caledonia. And return to Sydney in a week by the same cruise ship?

Our travel plan is in August 15th 2010.

Thank you and looking forward hearing from you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2010
Self Contained Accommodation

Hi all,
I'm thinking of travelling to New Cal in April - Aussie Easter holidays - with my family. I'm looking for an apartment or other self-contained accommodation that can sleep 4 adults + a baby. It's pretty hard to find good places on the net that are affordable. Have done some extensive research in English and French, and found a few places, but not ideal.
Can anyone recommend somewhere? We'd like to stay on the main island, preferably not too far from Nouméa.

It'd be great to hear from you!
Peter


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2008
Rainy season?  (2 Answers)

We're thinking of travelling to New Caledonia in February next year. But I've read somewhere that it is the rainy season! Should we try to find another place to go to in February then?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2008
VIP Tours  (1 Answer)

When I was last in New Caledonia we did a tour with John Brightons VIP Tours. I have been trying to locate him to organize a tour for our next visit in march 09 but have been unable to contact him. Can any one help with this matter?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2008
Sea Snakes  (4 Answers)

We are planning on doing a trip to New Caledonia in March 2009. I was really looking forward to that...until today, because today I found out about the very venomous sea snakes that can be found all over the island and in the sea surrounding it.
Even though I'm generally not afraid of snakes (we already visited several “snake countries” during the past five years) this really worries me. Especially the fact that they are around in abundant numbers which makes them hard to avoid. That’s why I do have some questions. I hope somebody is able to answer them for me.

How much chance do we have to encounter them and get bitten?
How careful are we supposed to walk around in order to avoid stepping on a snake?
How many people die from sea snake bites on, let’s say, a yearly basis?
Why isn’t there any anti venom available on a well developed island like New Caledonia?



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