Europcar is proud to offer four locations within the island group of New Caledonia, three within the capital city of Nouméa, including La Tontouta International Airport, and one in the coastal town of Koné. So, whether you are on an extended family vacation, travelling for business or just looking to disappear for a short while, we can help you with any and all of your car hire needs. Useful services like easy online booking, express pick-up, optional satellite navigation, child seats and additional driver cover, can help to make your driving experience around the tropical paradise of New Caledonia a delight. Plus, Europcar 's fleet of safe and reliable vehicles are standing by to allow you to select the hire car that best accommodates your needs, however many passengers are with you, however much luggage you're hauling, or whatever size budget you have.
New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France, found in the south pacific some 10,000 miles from its mother nation. Consisting of the main island, Grande Terre, and many smaller islands and islets, including the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands and the Belep archipelago, and surrounded by the astonishing New Caledonia Barrier Reef, the country sits in a lagoon of nearly 9500 square miles, one of the largest on Earth. New Caledonia isn't just another tropical playground, though. There's a charming mix of French and Melanesian influences. Warm hospitality combines with European elegance, like gourmet food beneath palm trees, unblemished sand with resorts, bungalows, concrete, and bamboo all mixing together. Stunning beaches are backed by cafes and bars, and display horizons that highlight tiny islets in the distance. Kayaking, rock climbing and sailing are popular pastimes while diving down to the corals, canyons, caves and shipwrecks along the reef draws visitors from around the world. There is also whale watching, snorkelling or simply relaxing on the warm sand of a deserted isle.
The City of Nouméa – With its cheerful multi-ethnic community, New Caledonia's cosmopolitan capital is both sophisticated and uncomplicated, classy yet casual. The relaxed city sits on a large peninsula, surrounded by picturesque bays, and offers visitors a variety of experiences. Diners can eat out at daring French restaurants hidden in the Latin quarter or dine at bold water-fronting bistros, while shopaholics can hunt out the latest Parisian fashions in boutiques or search the traditional markets imported Asian fabrics. The main leisure area where locals and visitors alike gather lies just south of the city centre, at Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata, and features beaches, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The Loyalty Islands – Each island has its own characteristics. Maré is known for deep rock holes, rugged coastal scenery and quiet beaches. Lifou for stunning views and small secret beaches. Ouvéa for unending sandy shoreline and its tranquil lagoon that stretches out to the horizon. They're all sparsely populated with large tracts of impenetrable bush, but their roads are so good that driving around is a pleasure.