This self-drive itinerary explores a less touristic, more authentic side of Grande Terre. Enjoy the best Noumea’s sunset from the private beach of your hotel on the Anse Vata Bay. After a day tour to the beautiful Amadee Island, pick up your hired vehicle and head to Poe’, famous for its crystal water bays and giant pines. Spend one night in Kone’, island’s north main city, continue through the Kone’-Tiwaka way linking the eastern coast to the western. Before reaching Hienghène enjoy spectacular views over black limestone cliffs forming interesting figures such as the famous Hen or Sphinx.
Continuing to Poindimié the landscape changes to lush vegetation, mountain peaks, white sand beaches. Learn more about the culture and customs of the local people by visiting a Melanesian house. The coast between Poindimié and Kouaoua is an emblem of all New Caledonian landscapes with its “Ponerihouen” coconut palms, mountains covered in lush forest, steep cliffs dropping to the ocean and peaks covered in red nickel. A windy road crossing Grande Terre to Farino is extremely picturesque. Visit the Giant Fern Park with its dry, dense forest rich in biodiversity and endemic species like the Cagou, (New Caledonian singing bird) & Green Pigeon before returning to Noumea.




1 – Noumea  |  2 – Amedee Island  |  3 – La Foa’  |  4 – Poe’  |  5 – Kone’  |  6 – Hienghène  |  7 – Poindimié | 8 – Giant Fern Park


Day 1

Arrive in Noumea
Transfer to hotel
Accommodation in 4* hotel (2 nights)

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Port Moselle
Transfer to Amedee Island by sea
Buffet lunch with traditional dance show
Independent island visit
Optional snorkeling or stand-up paddle boarding
Return to hotel in afternoon

Day 3

Pick up hired car from hotel and start your self-drive itinerary
Noumea – Poe’ (180 km approx.)
Suggested stops along way: Niaouli Distillery in Boulouparis, La Foa, Terremba Fort in Moindou, Roche Percee’ Beach, Turtles Bay, Lovers Bay, Bourali
Accommodation in 3* bungalow (1 night)

Day 4

Morning to relax at Poe’ beach
Continue to Kone’ (130 km approx.)
Accommodation in 3* bungalow (1 night)

Day 5

Continue Kone’- Tiwaka heading to Hienghène (120 km approx.)
Accommodation in 3* bungalow (2 nights)

Day 6

Free morning to join the old ferry over the Ouaième River
and visit Tao Waterfalls
Afternoon cruise (2 hrs) visiting Lindéralique Rocks, The Hen, the village and Hienghène bay

Day 7

Continue to Poindimié (90 km approx.)
Afternoon guided visit with local guide to a Melanesian house learning about tradition and customs
Accommodation in 3* bungalow (1 night)

Day 8

Continue to Sarramea/Farino (190 km approx.)
In Sarramea go for a short walk from the Hotel Evasion along the river to reach a natural rock pool called “Feillet’s Hole”
Accommodation in 3* bungalow (1 night)

Day 9

Visit Giant Fern Park
Return to Noumea (120 km approx.)
Drop off hired car at hotel
Accommodation in 4* hotel (1 night)

Day 10

Airport transfer

Cost per person starting from:
1530 Euro

(twin shared room)

Cost per person includes:

Accommodations as per itinerary
Breakfasts as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
Return transfer airport – hotel Noumea
Amedee Island day tour
Hired car Noumea – Noumea
Melanesian house guided visit
Local taxes
Italian/English speaking local assistance

Cost per person does not include:

International flights
Travel Insurance
Everything not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Travel documents in New Caledonia
Valid passport
A not prepaid credit card (compulsory for picking up hired vehicles).

All our itineraries can be changed according to your needs. Costs are subject to change due to high/low seasons, type of accommodation, number of participants, currency fluctuation.

Contact us for your tailor-made quote

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