Relaxation at La Roche Percée, BourailRelaxation at La Roche Percée, Bourail
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The best experiences on the West Coast

The West Coast of New Caledonia is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. From Nouméa to Koumac, with stops in Bourail and Farino, this region boasts a captivating blend of golden plains along the turquoise lagoon and the foothills of the Chaîne Centrale (Central Mountain Range) that beckon travellers to explore. Whether you’re interested in morning visits to the Jail Yards, afternoon kitesurfing lessons, or an evening retreat in an ecolodge amidst the forest, the West Coast caters to cultural enthusiasts, nature lovers, and sports aficionados alike. Join us on a journey through this dynamic and diverse region, offering a wide spectrum of activities on land, at sea, and in the air.

Try Surfing


Discover a surfer’s paradise at La Roche Percée beach, the only beach break spot in New Caledonia. Nëkwéta Surf Camp offers boat transfers to the nearby coral reef waves.

Learn kitesurfing in Poé


Poé’s extensive beach is an ideal spot for kite surfers, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced enthusiast. The vast, perfectly oriented flat is framed by breathtaking mountain and lagoon views.

Golf at the Deva Domain


Experience golfing at the edge of Bourail’s turquoise lagoon. Exclusiv Golf Déva offers a magnificent course suitable for both beginners and advanced players.

Skydive over the lagoon


Take the plunge with a thrilling jump over the lagoon. Enjoy heart-pounding excitement and breathtaking vistas of the coral reef, central chain, and golden plains.

Attending a Bush Fair Rodeo

Bourail, Koumac

Immerse yourself in the heart of Caledonian ‘Broussard’ culture. Festivals and fairs provide a glimpse into the daily lives and enduring traditions of local livestock breeders.

Horseback riding on the beach

Bourail, La Foa

Experience the spirit of the Far West on horseback. Equestrian guides offer captivating rides along the expansive seaside, where horses can enjoy a dip in the lagoon.

Fly over the lagoon


Embark on an unforgettable aerial journey over the UNESCO World Heritage-listed lagoon and coral reef. Microlights, paramotors, and seaplanes offer flights of unparalleled beauty and contrast.

Join a bush barbecue

Bourail, La Foa, Moindou

Engage with the locals and delve into Caledonian Broussard culture, history, and traditions through a delightful bush barbecue.

Experience a tribal welcome

Bourail, La Foa, Sarraméa

Kanak tribes near the central mountain range open their doors to share authentic moments. Don’t miss tasting bougna, the emblematic Kanak dish, during your New Caledonia stay.

Explore the Great Ferns Park


Hiking through this nature park offers panoramic vistas and lush rainforest experiences. Consult the trail map to find your ideal route based on your fitness level.

Observe native birds


The park is a haven for New Caledonia’s endemic plant and animal species. Join a passionate ornithology expert for birdwatching and listening excursions—an essential park activity.

Eat a Bancoule worm


Partake in a unique local tradition by tasting Bancoule worm. This annual event in the green commune of Farino challenges your perceptions.

Horse Ride across the mountain range

La Foa, Bourail, Koné, Koumac

Embark on an extraordinary multi-day horseback adventure, revealing a different facet of Grande Terre as you delve deeper into the Central Range.

Explore magical caves


Explore the darkness and silence of caves carved by underground rivers. The first cave is accessible to all, while the second delights athletic caving enthusiasts.

Discover the historic mining village of Tiébaghi


Gain insight into the historical and economic significance of mining in New Caledonia by visiting this former chrome mining village.

Try big-game fishing


With the vast ocean and abundant marine life, enjoy a thrilling big-game fishing expedition guided by a professional expert in the area

Swim with turtles


Encounter turtles in their natural habitat at Poé Beach. Grab your mask and flippers for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Explore the far North


Head 12 km north of the Poum crossroads to discover a secluded beach with clear sands—an idyllic spot that feels like the edge of the world.

Take a clay bath


Experience a mud bath in the wilderness amid the salt marshes in the far north of New Caledonia—an invigorating and joyful experience.

Observe the Great Western Plains


South of the village of Pouembout, follow the red earth path through the dry forest and ascend 415 m to the Tia plateau. Revel in the panoramic view over the lagoon and plains.

Visit Fort Teremba


Delve into history at this monumental site, bearing witness to the Caledonian Bagne (penal colony) and Kanak revolts. The annual “Son et Lumière” (sound and light) show immerses you in the era’s atmosphere.

Journey along the scenic route

of Koné - Tiwaka

Traverse the mythical road that crosses New Caledonia’s Chaîne Centrale from west to east. Witness the changing landscape, lush vegetation, and numerous roadside stalls as you progress through the mountain range.

Fly over the Heart of Voh

Experience an awe-inspiring flight offering the best view of the renowned Heart of Voh. From the sky, witness the intricate contours of the mangrove and striking colour contrasts.

Visit the Coffee Ecomuseum


Explore this charming small museum housed in colonial buildings, dedicated to the rich culture of coffee. The project is managed by a dynamic association committed to preserving local heritage. Don’t forget to enjoy a tasting session!

Quad bike through the rainforest


Embark on a thrilling quad tour through the lush and varied landscapes of the humid forest in the Chaîne Centrale (Central Mountain range). Get ready for dirt, new sensations, and breathtaking scenery.

Admire the lagoon from Domaine de Deva


Near Poé beach, discover several trails ideal for walking or mountain biking, leading to magnificent high vantage points. Revel in the sense of escape and the 360° views of the lagoon and mountains.

Relax with a spa massage


Located on the seafront, the spa at the Sheraton Deva Hotel offers a unique setting to rejuvenate with a soothing massage or expert treatment.

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West coast

As your gateway to the authentic and cosmopolitan “Broussard” world, the West Coast invites you to immerse yourself in its unique spirit and partake in a wide range of activities.