Noumea, New Caledonia Cruise Port

3.5 out of 5

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hmbhowells says ...
Pretty too short on the island
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About Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea is the chief port and capital of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, on New Caledonia island, South Pacific. It was the site of a U.S. airfield in World War II. Noumea is the seat of the South Pacific Commission, an international body formed in 1947 to promote the economic and social welfare of Pacific island people. The town was a French penal colony from 1864 to 1897.

What people said about this port:

"Did the hop on bus to Duck Island." in 4 reviews.

62 reviews and tips of Noumea, New Caledonia


Noumea is my favourite stop. We go to Escapade Island with Noumea shore tours gateaway tours and love it! It's a beautiful secluded island with huts over the water And you can swim with turtles. Can't wait to go there in a few months 👍👍


Did the hop on bus to Duck Island. Pretty little island with upscale furniture but poor snorkeling because all the coral was broken. We saw better fish as we swam towards the buoys. They wanted $ to sit on the chairs. I got annoyed and left. Took the bus again and stopped at the little aquarium. Fantastic exhibit and good turtle exhibit also.

Visited: Feb 21, 2017

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Lots to do in Noumea, went Kayaking on the Dunbea River that was fun, good guides & lovely location. Able to go for a swim as it was hot! Then we browsed around the city, very busy. Be warned change some money into Francs as all the shops have different exchange rates.

Visited: Feb 05, 2018

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We had a thrilling ride out to Signal and Laregnere Islands on a water taxi. The four of us at the front had a bumpy ride and the four at the back a wet ride. We laughed the whole way there and back. The highlight of the trip was snorkelling. We saw and swam with turtles. What an amazing experience. We couldn't believe that we saw 2 at Signal and 1 at Laregnere Islands and swam with all of them. Thankyou to Dal'Ocean water taxis for giving us the experience of a lifetime.

Visited: Dec 30, 2017

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