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Welcome to New Caledonia

Explore New Caledonia, city and country, with Fernando Tourisme. ‘Nobody knows this beautiful island like Fernando’.

Fernando Tours & Transport

‘He is 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)

Look for the independent tour operator that has earned the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence FOUR years running, and enjoys a consistent 96-97% approval rating from guests from around the world.

Cruise ship passengers can avoid the hustle and bustle of the terminal by pre-booking short or long tours with Fernando Tourisme. You begin by choosing one of his set tours, and when you arrive and meet Fernando, he will personalise your tour and make sure you and your family or friends see the attractions that will excite you. You will enjoy Fernando’s company.

Check out what his guests say about him.

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.

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.

If you haven’t made up your mind about what to do in Noumea for a few hours during your next cruise stopover, just head straight for Fernando and his team.

After you enter the terminal from your ship, turn hard right and head direct to the independent tour operators outside, under their white marquees. Here you will find the best advice from locals who are really passionate about their country. They can plan a sightseeing tour, or just take you to the spectacular beaches on the biggest protected lagoon in the world. And they will get you back to your cruise ship in plenty of time – guaranteed.

You’ll get a lot more for your money than you bargained for. Fernando and his team are full of surprises. They will entertain you and share their stories about New Caledonia and its customs and cultures in a way that few others can.

The photo shows the irrepressible 'Mr Tourism' of New Caledonia, Fernando, at his City Terminal 'office' just outside the shipping terminal in Noumea, with a cruise ship in the background.

Avoid the hustle and bustle of the terminal by pre-booking short or long tours with Fernando Tourisme

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