What with COVID lockdowns, a shark attack on Noumea's favourite beach, island closures and no swimming until 31 December 2023, New Caledonia needs some good news....and Fernando has it for you!

New Caledonia is still a fascinating place to visit and to make it easier for cruise passengers, Fernando is celebrating his birthday with one whole year of easy touring. Here's the deal...

Avoid the hustle and bustle of the terminal by pre-booking short or long tours with Fernando Tourisme – please check out the great tours here.

'A star tourist attraction of the country! Fun, reliable, professional, courteous and a little bit crazy - all rolled into one amazing personality.' – Melbourne visitor on Trip Advisor (April 2019)

International Trip Advisor, December 2022 – Fernando Tourisme is #1 of 65 tours and activities in Noumea

Fernando has achieved five-star ratings on 364 reviews on Trip Advisor and as earned the Certificate of Excellence FOUR years running, enjoying 96-97% approval from guests around the world

New Caledonia is an idyllic French outpost, less than two hours flying time from Brisbane Queensland, on the Tropic of Capricorn, blessing it with sub-tropical temperatures almost all year round.

The real attraction of New Caledonia is its relaxed way of life, the biggest protected lagoon on the planet, the second biggest coral reef in the world, and the delightful mix of French and Melanesian cultures that combine to deliver a unique experience of fun, food and tradition.

But more than that, New Caledonia played a strategic defense role in both world wars and was the support base and key location for American and Allied troops during the Pacific war. The WWII museum is a must visit. Read the full story. 

If you are holidaying in New Caledonia, you will enjoy exploring the countryside on exciting exclusive day trips with Team Fernando. And if all you need is a transfer to airports or hotels, Fernando Tourisme can handle that too – you'll find that information at the foot of the Tours page.

SEE Fernando's first post-COVID photos of visitors enjoying his tours


Click on the Tour page on this website to discover a range of new and exciting tours into parts of the countryside within easy reach of Noumea.

  • See where the worst convicts from Paris were sent to work at historic Prony village south east of Noumea

  • Be horrified when you see the last guillotine used in Noumea at Bourail Museum

  • See the Miracle Church, where people from around the world have found peace and their plaques of thanks adorn the walls of the church.