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Fresh air and relaxation

In Noumea, 80 hectares of natural green spaces are maintained in the city…

Enjoy relaxing

La Place des Cocotiers - Coconut Square - divided into four

Four public squares to read, chat, play chess, enjoy a show sitting on the tiers at the Music Kiosk in the espace Feillet (Feillet Square).
Open access.

Le Quai Jules-Ferry - the Jules Ferry Quay – evoking travel

The relaxing, landscaped area around the cruise ship terminal is redolent of travel: three squares around the boarding area, a kohu-wood terrace extension, nature areas planted with palm trees, bushes and flowers. 
Open access.

A Pacific garden in Anse Vata   

In the vibrant heart of the Anse Vata tourist area, stroll around the beautiful lawns and Pacific trees set between the beach and the shopping centre.  There is also a “flag-bearer”, the last remains of what was known as the “Pentagon” - the American Forces Headquarters during the Pacific War.
Open access.

« Point » at the French bowls courts 

Pétanque lovers have a choice of ten pitches to « point» or « shoot »: Saint Quentin, Rivière-Salée, La Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Square), Sainte-Marie, Vallée du Tir, Ouen-Toro, promenade Roger-Laroque, Magenta, Tindu and Promenade de l’Orphelinat, by the Vallon du Gaz boat ramp. 
Open access.

Walk and Learn 

L’aquarium des Lagons - Lagoons Aquarium

Turtles, sharks, nautilus, fluorescent corals and other wonders await, as you travel through New Caledonia’s different aquatic ecosystems. 

61, promenade Roger-Laroque, Anse-Vata. Tel.: 26.27.31.
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h to 17h (last admission 16h).
Admission: 1 000 F; child: 500 F (other packages and concessionary rates available).

Every day : fish feeding at 13h, interactive quiz at 15h and films in the projection room at 16h.  Additional activities on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

Le Parc Zoologique and Forestier Michel-Corbasson - the Michel-Corbasson Forest Park and Zoo 

Discover over a hundred, mainly endemic animal species in this 36-hectare botanical and zoological reserve which is set amid a wide variety of vegetation.

Open from 10h15 to 17h45, Tuesdays to Sundays.
Admission: 400 F; concessionary rate: 200 F; child (11 and under) free. Tel.: 27.89.51.

2-hour guided visit (reservation required): 3 000 F per group (max. 20). Permanent exhibition at the “Maison de la nature” about the natural habitats in New Caledonia.

The Nouville path   

On the Nouville peninsula, the Mocamana association has built two paths down below Fort Téréka (built in 1877 and classed as an historical monument in 1978). 

The first, 1.5 km long, is educational, the entertaining signs giving information about the wealth of flora and fauna in the dry forest.

The second, 1.2 km long, is the «Sentier des Légendes  » (the Legends Path ),  » offering a fabulous journey leading to the foot of the Fort Téréka remains…

An excellent opportunity to combine both historical and natural heritage.
Open access.

Ouémo mangrove trail

At Ouémo, a raised wooden pathway delves deep into the mangroves, affording a chance to unobtrusively observe the flora and fauna.  Peace and tranquillity, right in the heart of the city.

Open access every day, from 7h to 19h.  Entrance is opposite the Marie-Havand School at Ouémo.

Le centre culturel Tjibaou - the Tjibaou Cultural Centre 

In the heart of untouched beauty on the Tina peninsular, the Kanak Pathway is an initiation into the important role plants and nature play in Melanesian society.

Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9h to 17h.
Admission: 500 F, free for under-18s.  Tel.: 41.45.45.

Picnic and marvel 

Rivière-Salée Park

Six hectares by a lake offering the benefit of shade provided by numerous trees.
Open 24 hours a day year round.
Open access.

Receiving Park

A lush and relaxing green space in the heart of the city, the recently-landscaped, six-hectare park at Receiving offers the opportunity to enjoy a picnic in the middle of a beautiful plateau.
Open from 8h to 18h, 1 April to 31 October; from 8h to 19h, 1 November au 31 March.
Open access.

An oasis at Ouen-Toro

In the park’s 60 lush hectares, marked paths are bordered by typical New Caledonian vegetation, made up of many endemic and rare dry forest species.  Perfect for either an enjoyable stroll or an energetic hike.
Open access.

What a view 

The FOL building, Mont Vénus, the cannons at Ouémo and Ouen-Toro or at 128 metres above sea level - all offer an exceptionally good view of Noumea and the surrounding region, its bays, islets in the lagoon ... with the mountains in the background.
Open access

In the footsteps of the Virgin   

Leaving the Notre-Dame du Pacifique (Our Lady of the Pacific) statue, the municipal pedestrian footpath, marked out by the Cagoutrek company, offers all the family the opportunity to enjoy a lovely 1,2 kilometre walk to one of Noumea’s most beautiful lookout points from the OPT Tower. 
Departure from the car park at Notre Dame du Pacifique.
Open access

Unforgettable sunsets …

To unwind after a busy day, for a moment of calm before a lively night out or just to share a magical moment, nothing beats admiring a magnificent sunset from one of the benches at Promenade Pierre Vernier or Orphelinat Bay.
Open access.

Moving around, on foot, on bikes or on rollerblades 

Promenade Pierre-Vernier

4 kilometres long from Ouen Toro to the l’Eau Vive roundabout, palm-lined Promenade Pierre Vernier is a popular venue for a relaxing stroll or for joggers running along the fitness trail which starts after the Sailing School and continues towards Sainte Marie.

A second, 3-kilometre track is reserved especially for cyclists and rollerblade enthusiasts.

Open access. Dogs must be kept on a leash. 

Tina Cycle Track  

Between Tina Golf Course and the mangroves lies a 7.5 kilometre track exclusively reserved for cyclists.  Walking, skateboarding, rollerblading or motorbikes are not allowed. 
Open access.

La baie de l’Orphelinat – Orphanage Bay

The Baie de l’Orphelinat pedestrian promenade, with its landscaping and benches makes it possible to walk, bike, rollerblade or push a stroller along 300 metres of seafront equipped with benches, in a lovely, landscaped setting. Continue on and rejoin, by the water, Baie des Citrons and Anse l’anse Vata.
Open access.