Travel back in time to take in the captivating views of mountain ranges, colonial homes, and more when you embark on this day excursion in the French-inspired city of Noumea. With so many places to explore and artifacts and architecture to admire, this tour is a culture enthusiast's and an art aficionado's dream. Your excursion includes entrance fees and a 45-minute guided tour of the Tjibaou Cultural Center, an expert local guide, and a round-trip transfer aboard an air-conditioned bus for your convenience as you explore the island city's attractions. Expect also to encounter distinctive architecture and intricately-crafted stain glass windows, and see stunning panoramic views of Noumea as you explore and view breathtaking sites like the Church of Miracles, Ouen Toro and Mont Dore.
Start your epic cultural journey with a comfortable ride aboard your air-conditioned bus to the Tjibaou Cultural Center. Here, you'll find a botanical garden, museum, spaces for performances, and a multimedia library in one setting, where you'll get to learn about the Kanak culture and art through the art and many exhibitions this cultural center offers. But even if the center closes for a cultural event or holiday, you'll get an alternative stop to visit Plum water fountain at Mount Dore Mountain.
Next, you'll visit Mont-Dore--New Caledonia's second largest town and home to the "Church of Miracles"--the location where Christianity began in New Caledonia. You'll get to witness the intricate artifacts, structure, and interior designs including the stained glass windows and the Our Lady statue atop that stands atop the bell tower of this historic church. Take time to also admire the church's lush surroundings of lychee and mango trees and other tropical fruit trees.
Venture to the Noumea's highest point and get panoramic views of the mountains in Ouen-Toro. You'll also get to see breathtaking views of Noumea's tourist magnets, including seaside attractions like Anse-Vata Bay and Baie des Citrons, where visitors and locals alike come to take a stroll or enjoy the many bars and restaurants that dot the town. Wrap up your tour with a scenic ride back to your port destination in Noumea's city center, and get your camera ready to take beautiful pictures of the beaches, and marinas you'll pass along the way.
Whether you want to indulge in learning about the Kanak culture or aim to catch 360-degree views of the city from a mountain top, this exciting excursion offers the best attractions to see in a day in Noumea. Spend your day enjoying these unforgettable attractions and book your tour today!