Festival packed and cultural rich 2017 events calendar for New Caledonia

Amy Bryant

There is a line–up of exciting festivals, activities and events on the island paradise, which is well-placed to showcase its melting pot of culinary wonders, cultural delights, sports and natural beauty.

The 2017 Events calendar has been released and makes a trip to New Caledonia a must-do this year. 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.

Maré Island, view over turquoise water at Tadine Bay, south-west coast of Maré Island with beautiful natural rocky lagoon and coral reef to the horizon under sunny blue summer sky Tadine Bay, Mare Island, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean Islands.

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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