You believe buying alcohol in New Caledonia will be simple? Not always 😉 ! You cannot buy any type of alcohol, anytime, anywhere… Bans on alcohol exist! And even for us, as locals we sometimes get to our favourite local shop and find a sign indicating that alcohol cannot be purchased. (: This partial ban on alcohol has been in

What are the best Noumea tours? It really depends on what you are looking for. The capital city of New Caledonia offers many options for those looking for great Noumea tours. Historical Noumea tours:  Being the capital city of New Caledonia since 1854, Noumea concentrates lots of the history of the colony. Discover and visit some of the historical colonial

What is the best tour in the great south? That is a question that a few of our clients recently asked us! The Great South of New Caledonia is indeed a land of contrast and variety and many options exist. You know it as well, as we do: everyone has its own likings and tastes. Determining the best tour is

If you are looking for a National Park in New Caledonia, you might look for a long time… 🙂 There is none! The reason is simple, the environment is a competency of each province of New Caledonia. Therefore you will not find National Parks in New Caledonia, but Provincial Parks 😉 That is just a difference of wording! In the

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