Attractions in New Caledonia
Live the pampered life of royalty in an authentic castle that’s been converted into a comfortable contemporary hotel. You can even feast in a magnificent stone, making for an intriguing getaway to add into your travel itinerary. Today castles are a popular venue for adding ere monies, and many provide such services.
From July to September, humpback whales can be spotted during the mating season in the bays of the southern lagoon and Lifou. Tours are organised from Nouméa and south mainland to view these magnificent mammals.
Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Only 15 minutes drive from downtown, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre is a meeting place of culture and arts. Witness world famous architecture and beautiful landscaped native gardens. With almost 800 art pieces including painting, decorative arts, sculpture, photography, prints and drawings. It is a collection of exceptional depth and complexity which reflects the many histories of Pacific Art.
Museum of Maritime History
Founded in 1999 inside the surrounding wall of Port Autonome. T is great insight into about 40 shipwrecks that have sunk on the reef; a long and exacting labour carried out over several years by the Fortunes de Mer (Fortunes of the Sea) Association. 3000 years of maritime history, from the first navigators to the present day. Also view the biggest wooden rudder in the world.
The spa resort offers more than a vacation. It can help you reconnect with the meaning and purpose of life and can also help you improve your health and bring your entire being into balance. Spa resorts provides an economical luxury area for relaxing and pampering. The resort offers exercise programs, delicious healthful cuisine, and sessions in meditation, yoga and other stress-reducing activities.
Des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie was founded in 1956 and is certainly the result of several special features that make it a very unique aquarium. It uses running sea water and natural sunlight, which allows the marine organisms to be kept in conditions that mimic their natural habitat. Therefore the tanks exhibit not only beautiful fish but also the numerous invertebrates that form a living community background.
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