New Caledonia for Active Travellers
Mark down these top 4 events for 2018!
For those interested in active travel, the idea of reading a book on the beach for half an hour, let alone an entire holiday is enough to bore them to tears. If you are the sort of person that lives for the challenge, goes for a 10km run before breakfast and would rather hike a mountain than go on a sight-seeing tour, we’ve got the events for you!
The wonderful year-round tropical sunshine in New Caledonia makes it the perfect location for active travel. And with luxury accommodation in hotels such as the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort, you don’t have to slum it in a tent or hostel to get close to all the action! The excellent accommodation, range of facilities and activities makes New Caledonia perfect for families, couples or groups of friends that have mixed interests. If one of you wants to do a 30km hike followed by a long-distance ocean swim and the other wants to enjoy cocktails by the pool and then take a cooking class, you can do just that. If that sounds like your dream holiday, make a note of these upcoming 2018 sports events in your diary!
New Caledonia Triathlon | April 22, 2018
Whether you want to be a spectator or one of the 300 international athletes that take part in this race, make a note of the date because this is one you don’t want to miss. Swimming 1.5 kilometres, riding 40 kilometres and running 10 kilometres along the spectacular Anse Vata Bay in Noumea—this could be the most scenic triathlon around.
New Caledonia Marathon | August 26, 2018
Offering marathon, half-marathon and 10-kilometre distance options, this race traces the northeast coast of New Caledonia’s mainland. There is also a five-kilometre and two-kilometre option for kids. Going for nearly forty years, the race usually gets over 10,000 entrants.
South Pacific Golf Championship | September 12 – 16, 2018
Part of the PGA tour, this golf tournament is played on two courses. The Tina Golf Course, just a short drive from the main tourist attractions and accommodation in Noumea and the Golf De Deva, located at the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort. The biggest golf tournament in New Caledonia it attracts pro golfers and spectators from all over the world.
Transcaledonian Southern Province Mountain Adventure Race| July 7, 2018
An annual race that has been going for over twenty years, the Transcaledonian Adventure Race has options for everyone. From the hardiest experienced trekker to the families with younger children. Choose from race distances between five kilometres and 50 kilometres. Racers are guided through the hinterland with the help of local tribesmen.
If you are more of a French Cheese Festival type of holidaymaker, don’t worry, our New Caledonia Holiday Experts can help you book the tropical holiday of your dreams, too. Contact us today!
By Sarah Tayler
Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My New Caledonia she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Sarah has a soft spot for Barcelona because she’s a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! She’s also a big fan of leisurely river cruising and loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting, visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food.