New Caledonia is truly a dream destination for visiting cruising yachts. Its incredible sheltered lagoon is home to hundreds of uninhabited coral islands with white sandy beaches, fringing coral reefs and thousands of species of marine life that you will often have all to yourself!

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New Caledonia is also a land of ancestral culture and above all a land where tradition is still the guiding hand behind social and festive relationships. A world unto itself…

The coral reef of New Caledonia is recognised by the international community as a « hot spot » of world biodiversity, one of the three most extensive reef systems in the world in an excellent state of preservation.

New Caledonia alone represents nearly 75% of the entire reef and lagoon surface of all of the French territories. Their inscription as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2008 is an international recognition of the richness of its lagoons.

Called the Paris of the south pacific, Noumea boasts the same ambience when it comes to Art, Music and French Gastronomy. Along with diverse activities such as surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, game fishing, trekking, hunting…the only difficulty is choosing what to do. 

A land of contrasts blending exotic Oceanian culture and French sophistication, New Caledonia presents an unrivalled range of landscapes, cultures and activities. Turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches, red-soiled wilderness, lush mountains and golden plains co-exist in a gentle sub-tropical climate. Website :

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Cruising New Caledonia Video Library

The Down Under Rally YouTube channel has had a makeover!
The various video libraries that feature on our channel contain lots of great footage and info about Sailing & Cruising in New Caledonia,Vanuatu Cruising, & Sailing & Cruising in Australia - East Coast & Tasmania and more.

Click the image below or the following link to check it out and when you are there click subscribe so you know when we add more content.

Click on any of the images below to see some great imagery of the New Caledonia Lagoon and islands thanks to Cruising New

Click on the links below to watch some great footage and hear what other cruisers have to say about cruising in New Caledonia

New Caledonia ‘Stopover Handbook’ - FREE DOWNLOAD

The second edition of the Stopover handbook in New Caledonia brings together all information useful to local and foreign boaters sailing in the world’s largest lagoon.

Cruising New Caledonia Blogs.

Below are some links to the Blogs and Videos that have published by other cruisers who wish to share their New Caledonia cruising experiences :

  • Click here for great info and to see some stunning images on the blog of Coco de Mer

  • Click here to visit -Easy Tiger's Sailing Adventures

  • Click here to visit Zofia - Sailing Adventures

  • Click here to visit Bossa Nova Fusion

You can also click on any of the links below and be directed to some great websites that provide more info about cruising in New Caledonia.

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