Nationals of many countries do not require a visa to visit New Caledonia for a period of..Travel Health
Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever, are common in New Caledonia with..Local Currency
The local currency in New Caledonia is the French Pacific Franc (XFP) with 1, 2, 5, 10..Weather
New Caledonia has a pleasant semi-tropical, temperate climate all year round, with two..Local Customs
New Caledonia is strongly multi-cultural. The Melanesian heritage and culture of the..Languages
French is the official language in New Caledonia however most people involved in the..Transport Options
International flights arrive and depart from Tontouta International Airport. Domestic..Travel Tips
New Caledonia is very popular for windsurfing and surfing. For surfers, the most popular..Local Food
New Caledonia's traditional foods are, of course centred around a typical island diet of..Local Timezones
Local time in New Caledonia is GMT+11 hrs.Dutyfree Limits
Upon arrival in New Caledonia, you must declare all goods brought into the country and..
The local currency in New Caledonia is the French Pacific Franc (XFP) with 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 francs coins and 500, 1000, 5000 and 10,000 francs notes. US$1 is equivalent to around 83 French Pacific Francs.
New Caledonia is part of the French Monetary Area. Australian and New Zealand currency are accepted in many tourist facilities and restaurants. The French Pacific Franc is tied to the Euro.
Exchange facilities are available at the airport and at main branches of banks, but may charge a steep commission. Euro exchange is in theory free from commission.
Credit Cards most commonly accepted are Visa and Amex, Diners Club and MasterCard are also accepted although not as commonly. ATMs are available in Nouméa, but sometimes have a maximum weekly withdrawal limit.
Travellers cheques are best to be carried in Euros to avoid exchange rate charges, but as per normal there is a charge for each transaction.
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 3.45pm.
New Caledonia charges a 5% TBI tax on imported goods.
The New Caledonian capital of Noumea is the largest city in the South Pacific with a population of about 100,000. It..Isle of Pines Information
Eighty kilometres south-east of Noumea lies the enchanting Isle of Pines (14 km wide, 18 km long) a place where time..Oro Bay Information
Reached by sea on foot along a small narrow path and truly out of this world, Oro Bay boasts two superb beaches of..Kuto Bay Information
Kuto Bay has a long white sandy beach bordered by coconut palms and Column pines, which has been described by a leading..La Foa Information
At the beginning of the century, there was a gold mine at La Foa. The "Queyras" mine was no doubt named after the man..Bourail Information
With a population of only 4350, Bourail is a lively colonial-area settlement and New Caledonia's second largest town...Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Info
Tjibaou Cultural Centre Discover the unique architectural embodiment of an age-old identity. Located on the Tina..Monts Koghis Information
Rising 1061m above Dumbea, Mont Koghis offers superb views over Noumea and the New Caledonian lagoon. Its peaks and..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS