How do you get to the Isle of Pines?
As an island, there are only two ways into the Isle of Pines; by air and by sea. Air Calédonie, the country’s domestic flag carrier, operates three to five flights each day of the week between Nouméa’s Magenta domestic airport and Isle of Pines‘ airport in the island’s interior.
How far is Isle of Pines from Noumea?
Located just a 20 minute flight from Nouméa, the Isle of Pines is an easy addition to any New Caldeonian holiday.
Where is the Isle of Pines located?
The Isle of Pines (French: Île des Pins; name in Kanak language Kwênyii: Kunyié) is an island in the Pacific Ocean, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas collectivity of France. The island is part of the commune (municipality) of L’Île-des-Pins, in the South Province of New Caledonia.
How do I get from Noumea to Isle of Pines?
A rapid catamaran, the Betico, links Noumea with Isle of Pines in 2hours 15minutes. It operates return services on Thursdays and on weekends, where it usually stays overnight Saturday, returning to Noumea Sunday evening. There’s an occasional round-trip on a Sunday.
How do you get to Lifou Island?
To reach Lifou, you’ll have to fly to Nouméa first, from Brisbane (3 weekly flights) or Sydney (daily flight). All of these are Aircalin/Qantas flights, so check both http://au.aircalin.com/ and Qantas websites to find the best prices.
Is Caledonia a country?
Situated in the heart of the Pacific, the New Caledonia is not technically a country, but is instead recognised as a French overseas territory. Along with New Caledonia, there are a variety of other different French overseas territories located around the world, including French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna.
What island is Noumea on?
It includes the island of New Caledonia (the Grande Terre [Mainland]), where the capital, Nouméa, is located; the Loyalty Islands; the Bélep Islands; and the Île des Pins.
Where is the New Caledonia?
New Caledonia, French Nouvelle-Calédonie, largest island of the French overseas country of New Caledonia, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean 750 miles (1,200 km) east of Australia. Also known as Grande Terre (Mainland), it is approximately 250 miles (400 km) long and 25 miles (40 km) wide.