How to get around New Caledonia

Getting around is simple with so many options for New Caledonia transport readily available. With an inexhaustible list of things to see across so many beaches, towns and islands, getting from one spot to another may not always be achievable using one method of transport. Whether you travel by water taxi, coach, hire car, or simply by walking, New Caledonia is well equipped to cater to all your transport needs. New Caledonia is a place of unparalleled beauty, so luckily getting from A to B is never a dull experience.

New Caledonia Taxis

New Caledonia taxis are largely confined to the capital city of Noumea and the larger surrounding towns on Grand Terre. Taxis on Grand Terre Island are operated by Radio Taxis de Noumea, with the main taxi rank located on Rue Anatole France. Taxis are also available at the international airport, though trips can be quite pricey.

New Caledonia Public Transport

New Caledonia has two major public bus services: Karuia Bus, servicing the greater Noumea urban area, and RAI, which services the interurban coach routes. Both service approximately 360 stops throughout New Caledonia. Karuia operates along two routes and is specifically designed to cater for visitors. The RAI network consists of 40 long-distance touring coaches, perfect for travelling further afield on the main island.

Walking New Caledonia

Walking New Caledonia is the best way to soak in your surroundings and experience the rich local culture first-hand. The capital city of Noumea is very pedestrian-friendly, especially around its major shopping and dining precincts. Hiking trails, whether from beach to forest or along stunning mountain ridges, give you a chance to explore regions less travelled.