Noumea travel guide

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You're Going to Love Noumea

With 93,060 inhabitants, Noumea is the most populous city in New Caledonia. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Noumea has to offer.

When to visit Noumea

Noumea in June
Estimated hotel price
$125
1 night at 3-star hotel
Noumea in June
Estimated hotel price
$125
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Noumea

Plane

Noumea is served by 2 airports: Noumea Magenta (GEA) and Noumea Tontouta (NOU). The closest to downtown Noumea is Noumea Magenta, which is located 2 miles from the city center. Further away is Noumea Tontouta, 24 miles from the center of Noumea.

Plane

Noumea is served by 2 airports: Noumea Magenta (GEA) and Noumea Tontouta (NOU). The closest to downtown Noumea is Noumea Magenta, which is located 2 miles from the city center. Further away is Noumea Tontouta, 24 miles from the center of Noumea.

Airports near Noumea

Airlines serving Noumea

Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (953 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (556 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (318 reviews)
Fiji Airways
Excellent (142 reviews)
Air Tahiti Nui
Excellent (36 reviews)
Aircalin
Good (7 reviews)

Where to stay in Noumea

Average rates range from around $115 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $296 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Noumea

Most booked hotels in Noumea

DoubleTree by Hilton Noumea Ilot Maitre Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 1507 reviews)
$185+
Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa, Noumea
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 1257 reviews)
$210+
Hotel Beaurivage
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 1857 reviews)
$118+
Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, 983 reviews)
$162+
Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa
5 stars
Good (7.6, 624 reviews)
$296+
Nouvata
3 stars
Good (6.8, 4390 reviews)
$64+

Renting a car in Noumea

The most frequently booked car type in Noumea is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Class Economy Car or similar) are, on average, 39% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

The most frequently booked car type in Noumea is Compact (Class Compact Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Class Economy Car or similar) are, on average, 39% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.