Are you looking for that Pacific island paradise but afraid to leave civilisation behind? Noumea provides the perfect mix, being the largest city and the capital of the French island of New Caledonia, off the coast of Australia.

Hiring a car in Noumea

After experiencing the city on the Le Petit Train tour, you'll want to go exploring for yourself. Don't worry as cheap Noumea car hire is available. A good starting place after arriving on your Noumea flights is car hire from Noumea Airport. Several companies, including international brands, operate at or around the airport.

Places to visit in Noumea

After you've checked into your cheap Noumea hotels you'll want to use that Noumea car hire to go and discover what the city and island have to offer. Your first port of call should be the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, slightly outside of the city, which offers a look at the iconic round wooden houses seen on postcards of the city. You'll also get the chance to see traditional dance performances while you're there. To get an experience of the wilderness of the Pacific islands take a trip to Michel Corbasson Zoological and Forest Park before taking a dip below the ocean at the Aquarium des Lagons.