This could start like a native kanak tale:  Once upon a time, there was a bird living on the pacific island of New Caledonia. New Caledonia was so remote that very few animals lived there: some birds, geckos and bats were the only large animals on the island. This bird was a normal bird and was spending his day flying

Want to go hiking near Noumea? Excellent idea and the good news is that you don’t need to drive much to discover great paths… New Caledonia has a range of mountain in its middle (called “La Chaine”, literally meaning the mountain range. Not very original name 😉 ) and offers gorgeous paths for those who enjoy hiking and treking. Here

The whole Oleti Team wish you a happy New Year from New Caledonia, Nouvelle Caledonie, Nueva Caledonia…. 2018 is an important year for New Caledonia with a referendum on autonomy held at the end of the year: New Caledonians will vote on whether they want to stay part of France or not. At Oleti Tours, we are here to please

Noumea, the capital city of New Caledonia has so much to offer, you won’t get bored, as long as you are willing to take a tour and escape from the town centre. Here are 6 things we recommend to do on your day trip in Noumea. Start your day by a visit to the local market, where you will get a

Come and enjoy the magic of kava (1), the traditional Melanesian drink! Kava does taste special (an earth like taste 😉 ), but what makes kava tasting really unique is the atmosphere surrounding kava drinking. More than the beverage itself, “kava drinking is a social act where people gather at the end of the day to quietly discuss “. Sometimes

The Ouen Toro is the most popular touristic viewpoint in Noumea. Enjoy the Beautiful view over the lagoon and admire all the shades of blue. On a beautiful day, you can even see the great reef, about 20 kilometres away from the coast. The Ouen Toro is a popular touristic lookout but it is also a favourite spot for many

Walking dead or alive? Or 7 reasons to do a walking tour in Noumea with Oleti Tours.   1- Definitely we believe in walking alive ;). Walking is healthy: the World Health Organization recommends a 30 minutes physical activity per day, 5 days a week of moderate activity such as walking. Do a walking tour in Noumea with us and

If there is anything that makes New Caledonia special in the South Pacific, it is its lagoon.  New Caledonia’s lagoon is not only the largest in the world, what makes it truly amazing is how well preserved it is. We strongly recommend that you make sure your holidays in New Caledonia include a snorkelling or diving trip. But if you

The currency in Noumea, New Caledonia is the Pacific Franc (abbreviated CFP or XFP). It is tied to the value of the Euro (there is a fixed rate of 1 Euro equals approximately 120 CFP). The question you may ask is whether you need CFP when travelling to New Caledonia? The answer is still YES, but it is very easy

If you already came to Noumea, you probably went to Lemon beach and Anse Vata, Noumea’s most well-known beaches. But Noumea counts 7 beaches in total, each one having its own character, and we recommend you pay them a visit! Lemon bay (baie des citrons) is definitely Noumea’s busiest beach. The most probable explanation for its name is lemon trees