Sejour a Noumea

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The Concept

Set on the idyllic Anse Vata beachfront, this 8-day immersive tour features daily buffet breakfast and numerous island activities including Kanak cultural events and a day trip to the stunning Amedee lighthouse.

This tour is ideal for beginner and intermediate level learners from years 7 to 12. A native French-speaking teacher will conveniently come to the hotel for 3 hours of French lessons.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – NOUMEA

Fly directly from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Noumea with Aircalin. For schools outside of these capital cities there are convenient domestic connections from other Australian airports. On arrival at Tontouta Airport you will transfer by coach to your hotel accommodation on the idyllic Anse Vata beachfront.

DAY 2 NOUMEA (B, D)

After a full French-style buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will have your first one-hour French lesson in a private room allocated for your classes. The lessons are focused on conversational French and will give students a number of useful phrases and expressions that you can practise during your time in New Caledonia.
Dinner is included this evening, at your hotel.

DAY 3 NOUMEA (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have another French lesson that will be aimed at improving your speaking skills. The remainder of the day is free for your own activities with your teachers. There are a number of fantastic optional excursions that are available for you to choose from, or you can spend the time simply relaxing, practising your French and enjoying the island lifestyle. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 4 AMEDEE LIGHTHOUSE (B, L)

After an early breakfast you will transfer to Port Moselle at 7.40am for a full day excursion to Amedee Lighthouse. You will take the Mary D boat out to the island and have plenty of time to swim, walk around the island, view the coral reef from glass bottom boats, snorkel, climb the lighthouse and soak up your beautiful surroundings. This excursion also includes a tropical island buffet lunch and performance, which showcases the best of Melanesian culture and dance.

DAYS 5 & 6 NOUMEA (B, 1x Dinner)

After buffet breakfast at your hotel, you will have free time to explore the beautiful island and practise your French. Our suggestions include:

- A cooking class: learn to make crepes and eat snails
- Visit the brilliant Tjibaou Centre, or Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie for a workshop
- Catch the bus to Le Parc Forestier, and see New Caledonia’s native Flora and Fauna

DAY 7 NOUMEA (B, D)

After your buffet breakfast at the hotel, it’s time for your final French lesson. Already, in a short space of time the students will notice how much their spoken French has improved.
For today’s activity, we recommend catching the local bus to Geant supermarket. This is a fantastic experience for the students to shop in a French supermarket, and marvel at the beautiful delicatessen and cheese selections. After this final stop off for some last minute shopping, buy a baguette, some ham and cheese and head across to the local park for the best lunch of your trip!

DAY 8 NOUMEA – AUSTRALIA

After breakfast this morning it is time to say goodbye to New Caledonia and transfer by coach to Tontouta Airport for your flight home.

Optional Tours

at additional cost

TCHOU TCHOU TRAIN

Enjoy a guided orientation of Noumea and the surrounding areas on the little train. Tour has a guided commentary of Noumea ( approx. 1.5 hours)

TJIBAOU CULTURAL CENTRE (2 hours)

Explore Melanesian culture with a 2-hour guided tour of the Tjibaou cultural centre. This world-renowned museum is a stunning display of architecture, located in a picturesque spot on the Tina peninsula. It is named after Jean-Marie Tjibaou, the leader of the Kanak independence movement, and it will give students a great insight into the local Kanak culture. Return transfers are included.

TJIBAOU CULTURAL CENTRE (full day)

In addition to the 2-hour excursion above, there is the option of spending a full day at the Tjiabou Cultural Centre. This includes the guided tour, a café lunch and your choice of either a dancing, weaving or sculpture workshop. There are also cooking classes available at an additional cost. Return transfers are included.

VISIT TO AQUARIUM DES LAGONS

Enjoy a visit to the aquarium where you will see over 300 varieties of fish and get up close with turtles and sharks. The aquarium in Noumea is conveniently located on the Anse Vata beachfront, a short walking distance from Nouvata hotel.

L’EAU VIVE RESTAURANT

If you’d like to have a unique and wonderful dinner experience, then a visit to L’eau Vive restaurant is for you! This restaurant is run by missionaries to raise money to help those in need in New Caledonia and they also use the restaurant as a training ground for youth hoping to work in the hospitality industry. You will have a delicious meal and the nuns will even sing to you. Return transfers are included

WALKING TOUR OF NOUMEA (2 hours)

This guided walking tour will take you through the main areas of interest in the city centre including the museum, cathedral, library and other historical buildings. Along the way, your guide will give you commentary about the history of New Caledonia.

LE PARC FORESTIER (half day)

A visit to this park gives students a chance to relax and explore the unique flora and fauna of the area including New Caledonia’s national bird, the cagou. Return transfers, entrance fees and a picnic lunch are included.

DUMBEA KAYAKING (half day)

This tour takes students to the north of Noumea where they will get to participate in a 1-hour kayaking lesson along the beautiful Dumbea River and explore the tropical countryside. Return coach transfers are included.

SUPERMARKET TOUR (half day)

Return coach transfers can be arranged to the giant Carrefours supermarket. This will give students the chance to do some shopping, familiarise themselves with a wide variety of French products and expand their vocabulary at the same time.

MASS AT ST JOSEPHS

For schools that are interested in participating in a local Christian service, return coach transfers can be provided to mass at St Joseph’s, the Roman Catholic cathedral in Noumea.

FILM NIGHT AT NOUVATA HOTEL

Film nights can be organised free of charge at Nouvata hotel. The hotel will provide a room with a data projector and a screen (weather permitting, this could be arranged outside on the deck). The hotel has some films available, however schools are also encouraged to bring their own films along.

PETANQUE GAMES ON THE BEACH

If you’d like to play a game of petanque with the locals, just ask the reception desk at Nouvata hotel who have put aside a few petanque sets for G.E.T school groups. The petanque grounds are right opposite the hotel on the beachfront.

Inclusions
  • Return economy airfares ex Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne
  • Pre-paid taxes, levies & charges
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights at Nouvata hotel with buffet breakfast daily
  • Twin share accommodation for teachers
  • 4 x dinners at local restaurants
  • 3 x 1 hour French lessons
  • Amedee Lighthouse cruise with buffet lunch
  • 5% New Caledonia service tax
  • Room tax
  • The use of our exclusive G.E.T French Language worksheets