New Caledonia is a new gay hotspot …only 2 hours from Brisbane and 2.5 hours from Sydney or Auckland. The capital city, Noumea, is so close yet has been a hidden gem – until now.
There are several gay-welcoming accommodations on the main island (Southern Provence surrounding Noumea) and the Inner Islands (Isle of Pines, Islot de Maitre) and Outer Islands (Loyalty Islands), too. New Caledonia Tourism and Aircalin have joined IGLTA and a dozen properties have been certified under the Rainbow Tourism Accreditation program.
So what are you waiting for? You can be snorkeling, diving, fishing, boating or indulging in French food and wine in no time at all.