Our activities

Christmas Train

   Approximate duration of the excursion: 1H30 from the Main Cruise Terminal

This tour is only available from the 18th to 23rd December each year

Limited number seats available.

During the magical period of Christmas, we offer, for children and adults alike a tour with the Little Train to discover the magic of Christmas and a wonderful decorated light show.

Climb aboard the “Green Train” dressed in its finest colours and head in the direction of the bays (Baie des Citrons and Anse-Vata) and then a stop of about 15 to 20 minutes at the “Santa Claus House” (thanks to the co-operation and agreement of Mr and Mrs Martin) where after the visit, there will be candy distributed to the children. We will continue our journey back to the main cruise terminal.

  • Terms of cancelation: No refund possible in case of cancellation by Lyvaï or for weather reasons.

Adult 2 120 CFP

Child (1 to 10 year) 1 060 CFP


Green train

Estimated duration of the train ride : 90 minutes, departing from the Cruise Ship Terminal

This Tour is only available when cruise ships are in port.

Estimated time of departure from the Cruise Ship Terminal at 09.30am, 10.15am and 11.00am (see billboard) for morning ships or 3.30 and 4.00 pm for afternoon ships.

Limited seats available.

Our « Green Train » is a sightseeing tour around the town of Noumea with an English speaking guide. The ride includes 2 stops for about 10 mins. at each of the two lookouts.

  • The first one at the F.O.L loukout, where you can admire the capital city of Noumea starting with a view of the Coconut Square (Place des Cocotiers),
  • The second one on the top of Ouen Toro hill (Canon lookout), where you get a breathtaking view of the world largest lagoon and it’s surroundings.

You also dicover during your trip Faubourg Blanchot with it’s colonial houses, a suburb dating back from 1874, then continue to promenade Pierre Vernier, the towns famous work-out pathway frequented by sportsmen of all ages that enjoy walking and running. This beautiful promenade is lined by coconut palm trees and is stretching over several kilometers along the lagoon.

Then, “Le Petit Train” drives along the city’s famous and most vibrant beaches of Anse-Vata and Citron bay on the return to the Coconut Square in the city.

A few ground rules will be given to you before you can board the train.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Let’s go !

Discount off 10 % Without options

Adult 3 3393 710 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 1 9082 120 CFP


Country tour

Approximate duration of the excursion: 2h30 departing from the Main Cruise Terminal

This cultural tour is only available at each arrival of a cruise ship.

Limited number of places available.

This magnificent guided sightseeing tour offers everything you need to see in Noumea in a day. Travel in our air-conditioned buses towards your first stop “Le Centre Culturel Tjibaou”/ The Tjibaou Cultural Centre”. You will discover the unique architecture of the Center, a polycultural complex, mainly dedicated to Kanak art.
This tour Includes entrance fees to the Cultural Centre and a guided tour of about 45 minutes.

Then we will head towards the second stop located in the town of Mont Dore, the church at the Catholic mission of Conception, starting point of Christianity in New Caledonia “the church of the Miracles” with the statue of our lady at the top of its bell tower, the remarkable stained glass windows and it’s tropical surroundings with numerous fruit trees including lychee and mango.

Then your journey will continue to the lookout situated at Ouen Toro with a 360 ° view of the Caledonian lagoon and the areas of Mont Dore, Anse-Vata, Baie des Citrons, Promenade Pierre Vernier, magnificent mountain ranges to name a few.
NB: Toilets are available at this stop.

Finally Back to Nouméa city centre, passing by the marinas, town beaches, colonial houses and more…

NOTE : In the event of the closure of the Cultural Center TJIBAOU (holidays or cultural events), this stop will be replaced by the natural water source in the town of Mont Dore.

Discount off 10 % Without options

Adult 3 3393 710 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 1 9082 120 CFP


Hop on hop off

Departure every 20 to 25 minutes (depending on traffic) on air-conditioned buses from the Main Cruise Terminal on each day of a cruise ship arrival only.

  • For cruise ship arrivals in the morning: Tour from 9am to 3.30pm or 4pm (depending on the departure time of the ship)
  • For cruise ship arrivals in the afternoon: from 2.30pm to 7.30pm or 8pm (depending on the departure time of the ship)

Discover at your pace:- the market and the best of our beaches in Noumea with 6 proposed stops :

  • • Municipal Market : Discover the splendid stands of local fresh fruits and vegetables but also the craft market (necklaces, rings, and other local souvenirs). The market is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5am to midday. Closed every Monday.
  • • Port Plaisance Shopping Mall : This stop next to a Marina gives you the opportunity to shop in a mall with french „prêt à porter“ boutiques, a parfumerie & wine shop, restaurants, a patisserie and a supermarket. An ATM is also available outside, next to the gas station.
  • Baie des Citrons :with 2 separate stops on one of the most beautiful beaches of Nouméa, great for swimming and relaxing on the sand.
    Noumea, is surrounded by a lagoon of pure beauty. This beach is very quiet and protected from the wind and suitable for families with small children.
    On the waterfront you will find the Restaurant / Bar “Les 3 Brasseurs” a local beer brewery (50% discount on your first drink on presentation of your “Hop on Hop off” bracelet and free Wi-Fi).
    Near this bar you will find a renowned Caledonian chocolate shop “Tonton Jules” (15% discount on your purchases with a tasting, on presentation of your “Hop on Hop off” bracelet).
  • Anse-Vata Bay / Duck Island : This bay is famous for wind and gliding sports including windsurfing and kite surfing. You will find as well possibilites to snack & shop, or you may like just stroll along this largest bay of the capital. And from here you can reach one of the most beautiful diving spots in the Caledonian lagoon, the Duck Island. (Please consult our Duck Island package for bookings and more information).
  • The Aquarium of Noumea :(see the Aquarium package including your entrance fee).
  • The Museum of New Caledonia (200 CFP per person) devoted to the archaeology and ethnology of the Pacific peoples, mainly the Kanak population and works from other Pacific island societies, notably Papua-New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu and Fiji. Foreign currency is not accepted for the entrance fee.
    At this stop it will be possible to eat at “Mc Donald’s” (foreign currency accepted).
    From here you can walk to the main cruise terminal via the city centre or take the bus.

The duration for an entire tour takes approximately 45-50 min (depending on traffic conditions).


Adult 1 030 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 515 CFP



Open every day except Mondays and public holidays from 10am to 17pm.
The package includes “Hop-on Hop-off bus”

Last admissions – 4pm.

The Aquarium of the lagoons Noumea is located between Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons beaches at 61 Promenade Roger Laroque. The building was founded in 1956 by Dr. René Catala and his wife Ida.

Renovated in 2007, it is today a grandiose and playful space, allowing the discovery of all the different aquatic ecosystems of New Caledonia.

From fresh water to the deep-sea areas, all the diversity of the Caledonian lagoons is accessible to the visitors in 33 sea water tanks flooded with natural light including the famous fluorescent corals and nautilus endemic to New Caledonia.

Adult 2 650 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 1 590 CFP



Approximately 10 minutes from Anse Vata Bay, aboard a high-speed taxi boat, you will arrive on this beautiful little coral island, located in the middle of the lagoon. Departures by boat to the island are organised from the taxi boat office at Anse-Vata every 10 to 15 mins.

It is a great place for swimming and especially snorkelling.

You will find the island a friendly and relaxing place to wind down on a white sandy beach. With fins, mask and snorkel you can discover local tropical fish and live coral species in this protected marine reserve by following the underwater marked trail.

The underwater educational panels and aqua guide can take you through 30 minutes of discovery within this special marine environment. All year long the water visibility is a clear and high quality.

You will find refreshments available at the restaurant located on the island.


When arriving on duck island, you may encounter pointy shells and corral pieces on the first meters at the beach. Please bring suitable shoes to arrive comfortably onto the white sandy beach area. A hat, sunscreen and water bottle are as well essential equipment and are indispensable especially in summer. You can bring your own diving equipment or hire some on the island. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with severe disabilities.

The package includes “Hop-on Hop-off bus” and a transfer (return) by taxi boat.

Available every day of the week from 9am to 2.30pm (last pick-up for the bus – 3.30pm), for all cruise passengers.

Adult 2 650 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 2 650 CFP


Botanical Park and Zoo

Open all the year from Tuesday to Sunday, except 1st January and 25th December.

  • From 1 September to 30 April : from 10.15 am to 5.45 pm.
  • Du 1er mai au 31 août : de 10h15 à 17h.

Lastest entry time is 45 minutes before the park closes. (Pets, vehicles, bicycles, rollerblades and balls prohibited)

The Botanical Park and Zoo / Parc Forestier Michel Corbasson opened in 1972, is one of the most popular attractions in Noumea.

This park was created to guarantee the protection of one of the last plots of dry forest that exists in the city of Nouméa. Covering an area of 34 hectares, it houses the only collection of live terrestrial animals of New Caledonia.

Natural Heritage :

  • Flora : The park is home to several areas of dry forest, araucaria plantations, a palm grove and a collection of cacti.
  • Fauna : The animal collection numbers more than 700 animals including several species endemic to New Caledonia. Birds, reptiles and endemic mammals are on show for visitors. Some remarkable species included in the park are : the Cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) the emblem of New Caledonia and protected bird, the Flying fox (Pteropus ornatus), the Caledonian crow (corvus moneduloides) the giant gecko of Leach (Rhacodactylus leachinus).
  • Landscape : Visitors can discover the magnificant views of Noumea and its bays from within the park.

The package includes transfers and admission fees to the park (note this is not a guided tour).

You can choose to leave from 10:30am onwards and a last shuttle is around 2pm.

You can stay as long as you want 1, 2 or 3 hours.

Please wear appropriate shoes and get ready for a long and rewarding day.

Adult 2 120 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 1 060 CFP


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Blue River National Park

Approximate duration of the excursion: 4 hours departing from the Main Cruise terminal

Open every day except Mondays and public holidays from 7am to 5pm.

Minimum number of passengers to open this tour : 10 people.

This fabulous site is located 60 km south from Noumea.

The Blue River National Park created in 1980, is a regulated area for the conservation of fauna and flora, where you will find a preserved environment rich in biodiversity !

The park covers more than 9000 hectares and offers to visitors a wide range of facilities to discover a world unique environment, from moments of relaxation in the picnic areas, to walks in the forest along the river, but above all the appreciation of the outdoor activities.

Only “green” activities are available in the park as the environment is the priority, where car access is restricted to ensure the protection of the flora and fauna.

This park occupies a largely wild and magnificent region where nature is closely associated with many diversified natural environments (mining bush, wetland and rain forest). Some areas that you may encounter are :- the Yaté Dam and its surrounding area, the Oak, Araucaria, Grand Kaori forests, the Germain Bridge , the Flooded Forests … to name a few. On the way to a swimming area you will surely encounter the famous Cagou, the emblematic and endemic bird of New Caledonia.

The park area had in the past experienced forestry and mining operations, which have now ceased. The remains of these activities are still visible (Pont Pérignon, locomobile, railway …) which you may come across during your visit.

NOTE : It is strongly recommended to wear appropriate shoes that can get wet. You need to bring a hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, bottle of water and your own lunch. The trip is not suitable for pregnant women or people with severe disabilities.

Discount off 20 % Without options

Adult 12 72015 900 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 6 7848 480 CFP


Ex: Allergies
Cette activité est soumise à un quotas minimum 5 personnes.

Private Tours

This tour is only available when Cruise ships are in port.

Departure time is organised at time of booking.

Only available in limited number of places either 8 or 13 passengers.

Explore the city of Noumea and it’s surroundings on a private bus with an English speaking guide. Durations of the tours may vary depending on passenger’s choices of destinations.

Any special requests to visit any particular places or areas can be taken into account when booking.

You can take a ride with us throughout the southem area, to the outskirts of the city towards the fresh spring water fountain of Mont-Dore, the Catholic Church of “La Conception”, starting point of Christianity on the Island and the magnificent Tjibaou Cultural Center, a complex multicultural centre dedicated to Kanak Art.

The highlight of this tour is the beautiful lookout of the Ouen-Toro Canon, which has a 360° panoramic view of the Pacific Lagoon, the surrounding islands (Ilot Canard = Duck Island,  Ilot Maître = Master Island), the Amédée Lighthouse, and on to Extreme South of New Caledonia.

Hourly slice Bus 8 places Bus 13 places
01:00 20 000 CFP 27 000 CFP
01:30 26 000 CFP 34 000 CFP
02:00 31 000 CFP 40 000 CFP
02:30 35 000 CFP 45 000 CFP
03:00 38 000 CFP 48 000 CFP
03:30 40 000 CFP 54 000 CFP
04:00 42 000 CFP 60 000 CFP
05:00 46 000 CFP 69 000 CFP
06:00 50 000 CFP 75 000 CFP
Hourly slice Bus 8 places Bus 13 places


Jet ski

Rent a Jet Ski to explore the Caledonian lagoon.

Price for one machine (possibility of 2), for 1 hour.

Activity subject to weather conditions. If Cancellation, full refund of the activity.

Discover the Caledonian lagoon accompanied by a qualified guide. Make a stop on the Master Island and discover the underwater depths that offer caledonian lagoon classified in the world heritage of the UNESCO.

This rate includes transfer to and from the Cruise Ship Terminal.

Be careful, you need to know how to swim. It is strongly discouraged for pregnant women and people with reduced mobility.

Think of sunscreen, lycra and cap. A waterproff bag will be useful.

Terms of cancelation :

  • 30 Days before the start of the service : 100%
  • 7 Days before the event : 50%
  • Possibility of transferring the ticket to the person of your choice.

Discount off 5 % Without options

Adult 18 12619 080 CFP


(likely to be modified)
Only from 16 years.

Cultural Center

Open to the public every day, except Monday and public holidays from 9am to 5pm.

The cultural centre is located about 25 minutes outside Noumea on the tip of a peninsula.

The visit makes it possible to experience a cultural jewel, which was inaugurated in 1998, and lies over a vast area of 8 hectares.
An original configuration of Kanak culture with its 10 iconic and majestic modern huts designed by the prestigious Italian architect Renzo Piano, inspired by the construction of traditional huts, you will be able to discover a great diversity of oceanic art.

Within the centre local customs and traditions are respected, and the different areas include an identity centre, an area for cultural creation and encounters, an art workshop, a museum, conference rooms, specialized library – the Centre’s mission is to research, collect, value and promote Kanak cultural heritage and there is also a gift shop.

Our offer includes transfers from the main cruise terminal and entry. (no guide included).

Do not forget your camera !

With the exception of your guided tour “Country Tour” which we suggest for a duration of 2h30 which includes a guided tour of 45 minutes.

Adult 2 120 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 1 060 CFP


(likely to be modified)

Museum Tour

Approximate duration of the excursion : 2 hours departing from the Main Cruise Terminal

This cultural tour is open every day except Mondays and public holidays.

Departure from the Cruise Wharf at 10.15am and 1.15pm.

Number of places limited to maximum 18 and minimum 5.

Discover with your guide the history of New Caledonia through :


Welcome aboard the Musée Maritime / Martime Museum located near the city centre of Nouméa, at the start of the road to Nouville.

Entirely renovated and enlarged in 2013, the Museum invites you through its new exhibitions and the richness of its collections, to explore the maritime history of New Caledonia and to discover the extraordinary journey of French explorer, La Pérouse, You can discover a collection of nearly 2,000 archaeological objects from the wrecks found in New Caledonia and the site of the sinking of La Pérouse’s vessel.

Temporary exhibition spaces allow the visitor to deepen or discover various different topics throughout the year relating to diverse themes connected to the maritime environment.
Play areas are also available for “young explorers” and their families to discover the museum and to learn maritime history while having fun.


Your museums visit will then lead you to the discovery of the period of the 2nd World War.
Discover the stories behind the presence of the US Army GI’s in New Caledonia, and the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, also. You will see many objects including tanks, jeeps, medals, uniforms and much more.

The years between 1942 -1946 remains a very eventful time in the collective memory of many Caledonians and today is proudly remembered in the exhibitions of this museum.

The epic stories of the volunteers during the American and the ANZAC troops presence are deeply rooted in the history of New Caledonia. This period generated major upheavals both in the daily life and in the mentalities of the Caledonians.

While for the majority of countries the Second World War is synonymous with horrors and destruction, it had a very different meaning in New Caledonia. American, Australian and New Zealand soldiers and also the complete Pacific Battalion, were based in Nouméa and which hired more than 800 volunteers over that period.

This is why this new museum aims to convey the memory and events of this era as an important part of local history.

The museum reflects this paradoxical vision of a war that was rather “positive” for the “Caillou” (French nick-name for New Caledonia meaning “the rock”) despite the difficulties and traumas suffered by the population. This new museum is housed in Avenue Paul-Daumer, in a renovated original corrugated iron building called “half-moon” which was built in 1943 by the American army and used as a warehouse for their equipment.

Discount off 10 % Without options

Adult 2 8623 180 CFP

Child (under 12 years) 1 9082 120 CFP



Tina has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the world and recently hosted the annual South Pacific Open Championship. Just 10 minutes out of Noumea and set in an 80 hectare park, it features lush fairways that stretch along the coast, around mangrove plantations and overlooking a magnificent lagoon. Because of the trade winds, the 5,600 metre course can play differently every day. Tina Golf Club will offer you everything you can expect from our special game.

  • International 18 holes course
  • Restaurant
  • Proshop : clothing, golf clubs
  • Opening hours : 7/7 days, 07 :00 – 17 :30

Green-fee 18 trous + Golf car + golf clubs

Adult 11 167 CFP

Child (1 to 10 year) 11 167 CFP


Car rental

All risk insurance without franchise

Car rental is only available when Cruise ships are in port.

Morning Ships: From 9 AM to 3.30 PM or 4 PM (depending on cruise ship’s arrival).
Afternoon Ships: From 2.30 PM to 7.30 PM or 8 PM (depending on cruise ship departure time).
Vehicle: Dacia Sandéro (automatic transmission – 5 seats – 5 doors).

All included :
• Delivery and drop off at Nouméa cruise ship terminal
• Refueling
• Vehicle Cleaning
• Full insurance without franchise
• Infant seat available

Car 10 600 CFP


School Transport

School transport for your children, Lyvai ensures punctuality, safety and special attention to each child.

We can offer services from the following areas :

  • 4ème Km
  • 6ème Km
  • 7ème Km
  • Anse Vata
  • Baie des citrons
  • Faubourg Blanchot
  • Magenta Ouémo
  • Mont Coffin
  • Motor Pool
  • Orphelinat
  • Panorama Sainte-Marie
  • Portes de Fer
  • Rivière Salée
  • Secteur Magenta
  • Tina Golf
  • Tina sur Mer
  • Trianon
  • Tuband
  • Val Plaisance
  • Vallée des Colons

And if your child is enrolled in the following schools :

Lycées :

  • Blaise Pascal

Collèges :

  • Portes de Fer
  • Magenta
  • Mariotti
  • Cluny Anse-Vata
  • Tuband
  • James Cook International “High School”

Ecoles :

  • Les Pervenches
  • Mathilde Broquet
  • Albert Perraud
  • Christine Boletti
  • Michel-Cacot
  • James Cook International Orphelinat

NOTE : Our rates are a monthly flat rate, regardless of school period (see contract).

Registration fee per child 5 565 CFP

Thank you to fill out one form per child  



Tontouta Shuttles


Transfers Available : 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Our company “LYVAI Transport” is available for transfers from Tontouta International airport and the domestic airport located at Magenta in Noumea. We have vehicles that can offer services for groups from 8 to 56 persons with a fleet of buses in varying sizes available for all your needs.
It is also possible to reserve hire cars with a private chauffeur or VIP services.

We can offer arrival or departure transfers from your hotel or private homes to the airport and vice versa. “LYVAÏ” has an agreement with the “Chamber of Commerce and Industry” of New Caledonia (CCI NC) to provide transfers for all arrivals and departures of all flights.

For groups, as for individuals, we guarantee a personalised and flawless service for all your tourism needs in New Caledonia.


Bookings must be made to our office by fax or e-mail or via our website :

  • Tel : (687) 43.99.33 / Fax : (687) 43.99.31
  • E-mail : societe@lyvai.nc

Bookings are subject to availability of requested services. “LYVAI” will do its utmost to answer your request but cannot be held responsible in the event of unavailability of one or more services requested (see the chapter on liability).

A booking confirmation will be sent to you in the form of an invoice. This document alone has the value of confirmation of the services actually booked. It is your responsibility to verify the accuracy between your request and the services actually listed on the invoice and therefore booked.

Any problems or errors must be reported to the company within a maximum of 72 hours of receiving the invoice. Beyond this time, any modification may be subject to a cancellation or modification fee. Only clear requests specifying reservations/bookings will be considered to actual booking with the providers. Other communications/exchange will be considered as requests for quotations only, and will not result to any booking with the providers, and therefore the company “LYVAI” cannot be held responsible for lack of availability of these services at a later date.

Each booking to be taken into account must clearly indicate :

  • Your First and Family names
  • Ages of all children
  • Dates with arrival and departure times, including flight numbers
  • Possible options: booster seats, baby/child seats.

The clarity and legibility of the reservation/booking request are your responsibility, “LYVAI” cannot be held responsible for any misunderstanding of the reservation request.


  • Individuals :
  • The entire amount must be paid into our bank account, in the name “LYVAI” before the arrival of the customer.

  • Groups :
  • The entire amount must be paid into the bank account, in the name of “LYVAI”, before the arrival of the group, with the complete list of participants.
    If the payment has not been received within the deadline by “LYVAI”, the latter reserves the right to cancel the booked services for non-compliance with the general conditions of sale.

Payment can be made by cheque payable to “LYVAI”, by bank transfer or credit card. In all cases, the money must be in the bank account of the company “LYVAI” by the arrival date.

Our bank account is as follows :

  • Bank’name: B.C.I. (Caledonian Investment Bank)
  • Address Bank’s Branch : Victoire – NOUVELLE CALEDONIE.
  • BSB : 17499
  • Code Counter : 00010
  • Account number : 17567002014
  • Key RIB : 03

The payment by bank transfer must imperatively carry the number of your reservation. Please send us a copy of your transfer notice by fax or mail: societe@lyvai.nc .

The “CFP franc” (XPF) is the currency in force in New Caledonia. It is preferable that your payments are made in this currency. The only currency accepted in addition to the CFP Franc(XPF) is the Euro. The costs are borne by the issuer.


Any changes made during your stay to the previously confirmed itinerary will incur a fee of 2,000 CFP per file.


Any cancellation must be sent by fax or e-mail to “LYVAI”, who will send you a confirmation of the cancellation by return.

The following fees will be charged based on the cancellation date :

  • More than 30 days before arrival: no charge.
  • 30 to 15 days before arrival: 10% of the total amount of the file.
  • 15 to 7 days before arrival: 30% of the total amount of the file.
  • From 7 to 3 days before arrival: 50% of the total amount of the file.
  • Less than 3 days before arrival: 100% of the total amount of the file.


“LYVAI” shall not be liable in the event of total or partial breach of an obligation, in case of force majeure or circumstances beyond its control and not caused by its fault or negligence (road blocking for example, etc.).

In case of a dispute, only the court jurisdiction of New Caledonia shall be competent to settle the complaint.


The prices are given for information only, for the current period (generally from 1 January to 31 December), excluding Christmas and New Year. They may be subject to changes at any time, with or without notice, on the initiative of our contractors (Hotels, airlines, …) and without liability to “LYVAI”.

Only the confirmation invoice sent to you indicates the rates applied to your file.

From 3 000 CFP


Pick-up and drop-off details of passengers
Choose this option to have a private vehicle
if more then 2 people add an extra 1000 CFP/ luggage.