Top Six Ocean ExperiencesNew Caledonia
On June 8 the world celebrates World Ocean Day.
The event has been running since 1992, but has become more important than in the face of a changing climate. It’s a day to think about how bloody amazing the oceans that surround us are, and what we can do to protect them The theme for the 2022 is ‘Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean’.
New Caledonia is one of the premiere destinations when it comes to underwater experiences. A patchwork of gorgeous beaches, marine life and the second longest reef in the world, the beauty of this French colony is evidence of what we need to protect at all costs.
The South Pacific paradise opened its borders for Australian travellers in March and in May removed its pre-departure test requirements. Now Australian travellers only need to complete a RAT test 48 hours after arrival, which can be done for free in pharmacies in New Caledonia.
Check out the gallery for six of the best ocean-based experiences in this absolute paradise:
Australians will be able to fly to Noumea from Brisbane in only 2 hours with the once-weekly flight from the 4th of June, and from Sydney in 2.5 hours three times per week from the 5th of June. A fourth weekly Sydney – Noumea flight will commence on 13 August.
Take small steps when it comes to conservation when you’re travelling. Use reef-friendly sunscreen, and always take any rubbish with you.