Travel guide
New Caledonia

Lagoons and pine island

Although the destination may be far away, it’s more than worth the detour!

24,000km2 of lagoon, enough to dream about and indulge in all kinds of water sports in this immense and sublime pool…

An unspoilt natural environment home to over 3,000 species – a real lung of biodiversity! Fauna and flora to explore on foot, mountain bike or horseback. And why not also see it from above.

And to give you even more reasons to stay, the island is a real cultural melting pot. The Melanesians are proud of this blend of Franco-French modernity and the traditions of the tribes that still exist.

Time difference



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Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

It’s easy to speak French in New Caledonia, since it’s a French territory. On the other hand, there are almost thirty languages and dialects that can be classified as Kanak.

Key figures

New Caledonia is 09h00 ahead of mainland France:

When it’s 4:30 pm in Paris, it’s 01:30 am in New Caledonia.

Good to know

European plug – Type F


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTP
  • MMR (in children)

Vaccinations against typhoid fever and hepatitis A may be recommended, depending on the area of travel.

Make sure you have everything you need to protect yourself from mosquitoes.


For nationals of France and other European Union countries:

You must present a valid identity card or passport, valid for at least 3 months after the date of departure from New Caledonia. You don’t need a visa.