How to get around New Caledonia
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.