12 days in New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji Itinerary

12 days in New Caledonia, Vanuatu & Fiji Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Lifou, New Caledonia
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
3
Luganville, Vanuatu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Port Vila, Vanuatu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

Ile Des Pins ©
Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine Naturelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay, thenexplore the activities along Kanumera Bay, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at N'Ga Peak and then kick back and relax at Oro Bay.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ile Des Pins online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ile Des Pins is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Caledonia Standard Time (NCT) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lifou.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Piscine Naturelle ©
Piscine Naturelle
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
N'Ga Peak ©
N'Ga Peak

1
night
Lifou, New Caledonia

Lifou ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Lourdes and then kick back and relax at Plage de Luengoni.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lifou travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ile Des Pins to Lifou takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Luganville.

Things to do in Lifou

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Plage de Luengoni ©
Plage de Luengoni
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

2
nights
Luganville, Vanuatu

Luganville ©
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu. On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Olry Beach, thenkick back and relax at Champagne Beach, and then stroll through Nanda Blue Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Matevulu Blue Hole and then admire the sheer force of Mount Hope Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Luganville online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lifou to Luganville takes 9.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Luganville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Vila.

Things to do in Luganville

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo
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Port Olry Beach ©
Port Olry Beach
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach
Nanda Blue Hole ©
Nanda Blue Hole

3
nights
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila ©
The capital of Vanuatu and the largest settlement on Efate, Port Vila plays home to a number of busy markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants catering to the tourism industry.
Escape the urban bustle at The Reef Vanuatu Zoological and Eden on the River. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fondation Suzanne Bastien and Port Vila Markets. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Evergreen Cascades Waterfall, stop by Gallery Blong Vanuatu, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Ekasup Village.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Vila road trip planning app.

You can fly from Luganville to Port Vila in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Port Vila

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Reef Vanuatu Zoological ©
The Reef Vanuatu Zoological
Fishing Charters & Tours
Eden on the River ©
Eden on the River

3
nights
Sigatoka, Fiji

Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hot Glass Fiji and Maui Bay Shopping Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. Go for a jaunt from Sigatoka to Pacific Harbour to see Zipline about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sigatoka trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Port Vila to Sigatoka takes 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Port Vila to Sigatoka due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Sigatoka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Maui Bay Shopping Centre, Zipline
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hot Glass Fiji ©
Hot Glass Fiji
Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park ©
Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park

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