If you want to stay connected during your trip and use your mobile phone in New Caledonia (1), the OPT (New Caledonian Telecom operator) has recently launched a new product, specifically designed for travellers. The Tourism card is a prepaid sim card valid for 3 months that enables calls, texts and data. The benefits of the tourism sim card: A

Mount Koghi park comprises 3 mounts (Malaoui peak, mount Moné and mount Bouo). It offers a wide variety of sceneries (primary forest, waterfalls, bush…) and is known for its very rich and diversity biodiversity.

July event New Caledonia – Yaté Kanak fair. A must do! Once a year, the region of Yaté (South of New Caledonia) organizes the famous Kanak fair of Yaté (Nûévarè Xéjö Mô Xé Dra” in local Kanak language) in June or July. There is a good reason why the fair is organized at this period: it is the fresh season

There are lots of events taking place in an around Noumea, mainly during weekends. Here is a shortlist of a few things to do, when you are visiting New Caledonia. Saturday June 1st, 2019 – 9:30am: Guided visit of the maison celieres. La maison celieres is one of the most well-known colonial house of Noumea and is really worth a

Born and raised in New Caledonia, after working as a translator and interpreter, Wamy has been a guide since 2012. Passionate about his job, he sees his mission to share his knowledge about New Caledonia. Oleti Tours (0T): Where are you from? Wamy: I am originally from the small island of Tiga in the Loyalty islands of New Caledonia. I

Learning French in New Caledonia in full immersion is perfect! Enjoy great weather, splendid countryside, taste delicious French and local  food, while you learn French! Only 2 hours from Brisbane, 3 hours from Sydney, Auckland and 3 hours and a half from Melbourne, New Caledonia is the closest French speaking neighbour to Australia and New Zealand. If New Caledonia boasts

You are a cruise passenger on a pacific trip and you wonder what to do during your call in Noumea? You can do really a lot in Noumea, but our advice is not to try to do everything. Noumea is a small city but nonetheless very active, and it won’t be possible to all in just a day. Our advice

If you are visiting New Caledonia and are interested in a botanical tour to discover its flora and fauna, we recommend you to visit its mangrove forest. The mangrove forest is not endemic to New Caledonia but nonetheless it is a vital environment, unique and often mysterious. The mangrove forest offers a protection of coastline from cyclones, and acts as

Whether you are interested or not by the plants of New Caledonia, there are 2 trees that you can’t miss during your visit to our island: the Flame tree and the African tulip tree! Both are covered with redish/orange flowers but they are not to be confused. First let’s clarify that those 2 plants of New Caledonia are not endigenous

One Sunday a month, Samuel Machon the French chef from the restaurant L’alinéa (one of the best in town, ranked #7 out of 246 restaurants in Noumea on tripadvisor at the time of writing this article), opens the doors of his kitchen for an authentic French cooking class. Sunday August 5th: today the French cooking class topic is the preparation of