Tourism is New Caledonia’s economy second biggest sector.
New Caledonia would like to attract 200 000 tourists and 1.2 million cruise ship passengers by 2025.
Political decision makers want to make the country more accessible, reinforce its visibility and develop the capacities of tourism actors, as a part of a sustainable and balanced development.
115 000 tourists
343 000 cruise ship passengers
Domestic and international air service
The territory’s international airport is one of the biggest platforms among the Pacific Island Countries and Territories .
Direct flights link New Caledonia with Japan (Tokyo and Osaka), New Zealand (Auckland), Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne), Tahiti (Papeete), Vanuatu (Port Vila), and Fiji and Wallis Island.
Aircalin is New Caledonia’s international airline. It flies to 11 destinations and has recently renewed its fleet.
The accommodation offering available to tourists is very well developed and includes numerous properties from internationally-renowned hospitality groups such as HILTON – MARIOTT – INTERCONTINENTAL.
The hotel offering includes four 5 star, six 4-star, fifteen 3-star and eleven 2 star hotels.
The offering is complemented by small traditional accommodations in tribes, representatives which expose tourists to the traditional kanak way of life.
New Caledonia, thank to its geographical situation and its numerous assets, offers unforgettable stops for cruise ships coming from Australia.
The two biggest cruise ship companies in the world travel to New CaledoniaThe main cruise ship stops are Noumea, the Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands.
The two biggest cruise ship companies in the world travel to New Caledonia.
- the Carnival Group (P&O Cruise Australia, Princess Cruise, Carnival Cruise line, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises UK, Costa Cruise…) which accounts for 85% of cruise ship stops in New Caledonia.
- the RCCL Group (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruise Line) accounts for 14%.
Their ships have smaller capacities and are geared towards high-end cruise ship customers.Other companies also chose to come to New Caledonia, such as Ponant or Caledonian Sky.