New Caledonia

New Caledonia Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving in New Caledonia
New Caledonia drives on the left hand side of the road . The main Island, “La Grande Terre” is 400 kms long and just 50 kms wide.Average driving times from Nouméa are: Tontouta 45 minutes, Poum five hours, Bourail two hours 10 minutes and Hienghène five hours and 10 minutes. Roads on Grand Terre are generally in good condition, traffic is light and with some stunning scenery, I’ve seen New Caledonia described as the best ‘driving abroad’ Island in the South Pacific.

New Caledonia Car Rental
Hertz have branches in Kone and Noumea,Sixt operate in Noumea and Tontouta,and Europcar,  Avis and Thrifty all have a branch in Noumea.
This is the local Budget Franchise
http://www.pacific-car.nc/
I was unable to locate any car rental options on the outlying Loyalty Islands

New Caledonia self drive rules –
Sixt seem to allow one way rentals on New Caledonia. There may be an additional charge for this.

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