TRAVEL FACTS GETTING THERE
The international airline of New Caledonia, Aircalin, operates 12 flights per week non-stop from Australia to Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia. Flights take just over two hours from Brisbane, less than three hours from Sydney and under four hours from Melbourne.
1300-655-737; au.aircalin.com WHERE TO STAY Newly renovated, the beachfront Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa is a laidback blend of French sophistication and warm Pacific island ambience. Overlooking Anse Vata Bay – a hot spot for sunset kitesurfing – the resort’s tropical gardens and excellent restaurants complement spacious, light-filled rooms and suites. lemeridiennoumea.com FURTHER INFORMATION