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About Flights to New Caledonia

Summary info about New Caledonia flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$352

Best Return Price

$588

Fastest flight time

2h 05m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to New Caledonia from Australia in the last 72 hours is $352 (Brisbane to Noumea Tontouta).
The best return flight price to New Caledonia from Australia in the last 72 hours is $588 (Brisbane to Noumea Tontouta).
The fastest flight to New Caledonia from Australia takes 2h 05m (Brisbane to Noumea Tontouta).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to New Caledonia, including Qantas Airways, Air Vanuatu and Major Airline.

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The flight from Australia to New Caledonia depends on which airports you’re departing from and arriving to, and whether or not you have a layover. If you fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith (a popular airport in Australia) to Noumea Tontouta (the most popular airport in New Caledonia), then the flight time is 2h 45m on average. If you fly from Melbourne (another popular airport in Australia) to Noumea Tontouta, then the average flight time is 7h 30m.

Flights to New Caledonia have been found on momondo for as low as $309 per ticket recently. However, the average price tends to be $890 and anything for $853 or less is a good deal. $1,788 is the most expensive flight we’ve seen in the past week, though you may be able to avoid this price depending on what airport you fly from, what airline you choose, and how far in advance you book your flights.



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Cheapest flight routes to New Caledonia

These routes have the cheapest flights to New Caledonia found by momondo users in Australia
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
BrisbaneNoumea2h 05m$659
SydneyNoumea2h 45m$689
HobartNoumea14h 10m$813
MelbourneNoumea8h 25m$864
CoolangattaNoumea8h 45m$896
CairnsNoumea12h 25m$952
AdelaideNoumea7h 45m$1,069
MaroochydoreNoumea7h 50m$1,078
PerthNoumea16h 40m$1,144
TownsvilleNoumea20h 05m$1,576
NewcastleNoumea20h 15m$1,726

Best things to do and see in New Caledonia

Flights to New Caledonia from cities in Australia vary in duration depending on the route. Australia has a lot of cities where you can depart from, but the three most common are Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Since New Caledonia is a relatively small island nation, it has only one international airport in the city of Paita, where all New Caledonia flights land. Sydney to Paita flights generally take around 3h to 7h. Flights from Melbourne take around six to 11h, although some take longer due to stopovers at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Brisbane to Paita flights generally range from six to 11h, and the long flights are due to a long wait at Sydney Airport along the way.

There is currently one direct flight route from Australia to New Caledonia. This non-stop flight leaves from Sydney Airport and arrives at La Tontouta International Airport (NOU) in New Caledonia. It typically takes around 2h 45min. Although this is the only option for direct flights, there are plenty of flights with single stopovers available as well. If you’re leaving from Melbourne Airport (MEL) and flying to La Tontouta Airport, it generally takes around 5h 40min and has a stopover at Sydney Airport. If Brisbane Airport (BNE) is where you take off from, then the flight to La Tontouta Airport will take roughly 6h, with a stopover at Sydney Airport. A plane ticket from Perth Airport (PER) to La Tontouta Airport takes around 7h 55min and stops at Sydney Airport. From Adelaide Airport (ADL) to La Tontouta Airport, flights take about 5h 45min and include a stopover at Sydney Airport.

New Caledonia is a collection of small islands, most of which are connected by bus, car, and plane. Four popular destinations in New Caledonia include Noumea, Le Mont-Dore, Bourail, and Lifou. The first three are on the same island, whereas the last one is part of the nearby Loyalty Islands. To get from Noumea to Le Monte-Dore, you may rent a car and drive it along Route Du S/RP1 and Rte Express du Mont-Dore for around 30min or so. Alternatively, if you’d like to take a bus, the Taneo Bus M4 line can take you there in about the same amount of time. To get from Noumea to Bourail, you may take a Le Rai coach, which takes around 2h 30min and leaves regularly. Alternatively, you may drive a car north along the Rte Territoriale 1/RT1 for around 2h. To get from Bourail to Le Mont-Dore, you may drive south along Rte Territoriale 1/RT1 for around 2h 15min. To get from Noumea to Lifou, you can take a flight with Air Caledonie from Noumea Magenta Airport (GEA) to Ouanaham Airport (LIF). Direct flights take around 40min. If you prefer boat rides, then Betico, a high-speed catamaran, provides regular ferry service between Noumea and Lifou. A one-way trip takes around 6h and stops at the nearby island of Mare.

Australian citizens travelling to New Caledonia don’t need a visa for short stays of three months or less. That being said, you do need to bring your passport, and it must be valid for at least three months after your return date. Other documentation that might be required includes travel insurance or health insurance and a return ticket.


Popular routes landing in New Caledonia

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Sydney to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time2h 45m
Cheapest price$689
Brisbane to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time2h 05m
Cheapest price$659
Melbourne to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time7h 30m
Cheapest price$864
Cairns to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time12h 25m
Cheapest price$952
Adelaide to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time7h 45m
Cheapest price$1,069
Auckland to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time2h 50m
Cheapest price$647
Perth to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time16h 40m
Cheapest price$1,144
Hobart to Noumea Flights
Fastest flight time14h 10m
Cheapest price$813

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