Aussie travellers flocked to New Caledonia in record numbers in December

View of Piscine Naturelle D'Oro (natural pool) in New Caledonia

Australian travellers flocked to New Caledonia in record numbers last December, topping pre-pandemic numbers, and the trend is expected to continue.

4,144 visitors made their way from Australia to New Caledonia while the previous record high was 2,898 visitors in December 2019. An approximate 43% increase in monthly travellers from the busiest month before the pandemic.

Australian travellers stayed on average 10.8 days in the destination during their trip.

Rebecca Marchal, account director, New Caledonia Tourisme Australia said that after the final COVID restrictions were removed in August, Australians jumped at travel options to the country.

“It’s clear that Australians have been eager to book a trip to our beautiful destination once we were finally able to travel again and with its close proximity to Australia, it’s an easy and quick trip to plan.

“Our efforts in being able to welcome people back to the destination are not just thanks to our industry partners but also to the incredible wholesalers and travel agents who continue to educate themselves through our training program and sell the destination to their clients.

“We wouldn’t be able to achieve this without them.”

New Caledonia is only a three hour flight from Sydney and provides a unique mix of French and South Pacific Island influence, making it a melting pot of culture.

Check out our list of the top 10 reasons to go to New Caledonia here.

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