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The heart of the Pacific, New Caledonia announces its 2017 Events Calendar

January 17, 2017 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

New Caledonia has released its vibrant events calendar for 2017, with a line–up of exciting festivals, activities and events the island paradise is well-placed to showcase its melting pot of culinary wonders, cultural delights, sports and natural beauty.  

Sport enthusiasts setting off at the New Caledonia Triathlon in Noumea
photo credit © Eyefly Pacifique / NCTPS

Whether participating or spectating, the destination has something for everyone. Sports enthusiasts can experience the Transcaledonienne Trail, join in the New Caledonia Marathon or the legendary golfing tournament, the South Pacific Open (PGA). For the more active traveller, the New Caledonia Triathlon, one of New Caledonia’s premier annual sporting events is ideal.

Foodies will be in heaven during New Caledonia’s Gastronomy Festival, marking one of the destination’s most impressive spectacles for the year. Adding to New Caledonia’s existing suite of quirky food festivals, including the Giant Omelette Festival; Avocado Festival; and Pahatr (fern) and Lobster Festival, the Gastronomy festival will offer up a fusion of French and Melanesian cuisine, featuring local delicacies, produce and a French flare.

Music festival aficionados won’t want to miss the Blackwoodstock Rock and Art Festival. Meet with a melodic smorgasbord of talented local and international artists and soak up the sun and sounds of New Caledonia.

Event Highlights for 2017 Include (exact dates TBC):
May
New Caledonia Triathlon
July
Transcaledonienne Trail
August 
New Caledonia Marathon
September
South Pacific Open (PGA)
Gastronomy Festival
Blackwoodstock
November
Airwaves Noumea

Adding one of these fantastic events to your New Caledonia holiday itinerary is a great way to experience the unique and dynamic culture of the destination, gain valuable insights into local life and traditions and ultimately take your holiday to the next level.

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