Enjoy cocktails under the stars and choose from African, Indonesian, Italian, French, Spanish or Chinese restaurants, or stroll along the street and choose a local dish from a street vendor. Try Bougna (fish or chicken wrapped in banana leaves and cooked on hot stones covered with sand) and lemon marinated raw fish salad.
After dinner, experience European floorshows or exotic Tahitian dance performances, in which you can expect to become involved before the show's end. You'll be warmed up and ready to hit the dance floor in any popular nightclub. Head to Le Luna, which is a favourite with the locals, or to Le Saint Herbartle, located in prime position in the centre of the city.
If it's a cozier atmosphere you seek, try the Muzz Bar or Bodega Del Mar. Cinemas offer the latest box office blockbusters as well as new and classic French films. At the Theatre de I'lle in Nouville and in Faubourg Blanchot, find a full season of locally and internationally produced live theatre.
New Caledonia Airport (NOU)
Flights from Australia to New Caledonia will disembark at La Tontouta International Airport.
La Tontouta International Airport (NOU) is the main access point for travellers to the French territory of New Caledonia. The airport is 40 minutes drive from the island's capital Nouméa and is comprised of a single terminal building.
Airlines that fly to New Caledonia
Qantas offers cheap flights to New Caledonia from Australia
For more information on New Caledonia holidays check out our New Caledonia travel guide.
For flights to New Caledonia from the Gold Coast, look no further than Flight Centre.