Whether you are on a cruise stopping in Noumea for a day or for longer holidays, I have one aim: your discovery of my island has to be memorable not just a tour.
Any tour I propose can be customized.
New Caledonia, offers a mix of French and Melanesian cultures, and I was raised in both. On the Melanesian side, I am always keen to explain the local customs to you while I am also eager to explain all the sides of the French culture highly present in Noumea: food, influence of the language, the education system …
I have traveled overseas extensively including Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Japan, Vietnam, Peru, Europe (UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, but also obviously mainland France and Paris where I lived during six years).
Before working as a private guide, I studied biology and economics, then worked for banks, the petrol industry, and also as a teacher. I will provide information about the History of New Caledonia, its biodiversity, politics, economics … and if I do not have the answer, I would look for it to provide it afterwards to who asked (but also to be better next time).
My love for travel, driving and planning itineraries for friends holidaying or residing in Noumea and New Caledonia brought me to my next journey, to start my own travel business. I love meeting people from all over the world.
You may come to Noumea for its beautiful sub-tropical weather, its landscapes, the sightseeing, and the cultural diversity. Noumea has so much to offer.
Every tour can be changed depending on your interests and that is why I prefer smaller groups to keep it private and flexible.
I use a comfortable 9 seater van (for 8 passengers), with A/C front and back.
Pick up can be made at your hotel, your residence, or at the cruise terminal.
In case weather conditions would change, I ensure you that I adapt my tours to suit the day.
I look forward to your company and showing you the "real" New Caledonia and Noumea.
A Recent Review of this guide
Our family of 8 had a wonderful in Noumea -sightseeing, swimming and the off beaten track jaunt to have a drink of kava! Louise was friendly and knowledgeable about New Caledonia in general and the local culture and customs. Alan Yong
I received prerequisite approval of the Governement of New Caledonia to work as your tour guide.
I'll be your driver and have all insurance required for your transportation.