Eating and drinking in Noumea, New Caledonia Given New Caledonia’s curious licensing laws – no sale of alcohol between midday and 9pm at the weekend (and also Wednesday) – and the constraints of an apartment-based long weekend, a trip to the supermarche was Saturday morning’s priority. Whilst walking up the road from Anse Vata to the
France is closer than you think Less than a thousand miles from the East Coast of Australia or just two and a half hours from Sydney and you could be in France. The South Pacific’s best kept secret, New Caledonia (Nouvelle Caledonie), is a French Overseas Territory – the Tricolour and European Union stars flutter
Palm trees in the sun and before night fall, Anse Vata, Noumea. New Caledonia’s tropical climate makes for a perennial, if somewhat warm and often wet, spring on this South Pacific archepelago.