New Caledonia

New Caledonia, also known as Nouvelle-Caledonie in French, is a special collectivity island belonging to France. France visa is required to visit this island.

  • Capital city: Noumea
  • Main language spoken: French
  • Basic Greetings: Bonjour (Hello), Merci (Thank you), S’il te plait (Please)
  • Currency: CFP Franc
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is required to enter New Caledonia (latest information can be found on New Caledonia Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: September to December
  • Adapter required (power points): Type F
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

Scuba diving in Amedee Island (New Caledonia)

My first dive after getting certified was at Amedee Island in New Caledonia. I was nervous. I was nervous because the expectation is that I would remember all the basic skills that I learned from my certification. This is a good expectation but the reality is a little different. Since scuba is something that I …

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A day in Nouméa…

As my usual ritual, I wanted to do something different on my birthday. I randomly picked New Caledonia (by glancing through the map and finding something closer to Sydney). New Caledonia New Caledonia is situated in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the Pacific Island countries, known for its beautiful beaches and the …

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