Situated to the south of New Caledonia’s Grande Terre, Nouméa has all-round tourist appeal, with something for everyone. Visit the imposing Saint Joseph Cathedral in the town centre, the Célières house with its colonial façades, alongside Château Hagen and the remarkable Centre Culturel Tjibaou, dedicated to New Caledonia’s Kanak indigenous culture. Book a flight to Nouméa and explore the Vata cove as well as Lemon and Orphans Bays, perfect for wind and kitesurfing, or simply a dip in the sea. Nouméa has plenty of other outdoor attractions on offer including the stunning Pierre Vernier Walk, the Ouen-Toro Park and the Zoological and Botanical Gardens, a World Wildlife Fund affiliate. Outside of Nouméa you’ll find equally beautiful sights. Tour the Giant Fern and Blue River Provincial Parks, not forgetting the iconic Heart of Voh, made famous by Yann Arthus Bertrand’s aerial photographs and which can be seen from space! New Caledonia is home to several smaller, equally idyllic islands. Hop on a boat and enjoy the turquoise waters around Pine, Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré Islands. Reserve a hotel room in Nouméa in the heart of French Polynesia.