I recently surprised my husband, Joe, with a trip to New Caledonia... yeah, yeah, you've likely never heard of it. What a random little spot that nobody in the States knows anything about! New Caledonia is part of the pacific islands, a territory of France, and made up of some 55 odd islands! There's plenty of reasons of why you should not overlook New Caledonia as a tropical getaway, even if you are just hearing about it, and here's why:
1. IT'S A 2.5 HOUR FLIGHT FROM AUSTRALIA
There's a direct flight from Sydney everyday! If you're already in the pacific or down under, it's just a hop, skip and a jump away, and won't break the bank to get to. From Sydney, it's a direct 2.5 hour flight and about 3 hours direct from Auckland. Proximity to Australia is key, because Australia is FAR from everywhere!