Our extension to New Caledonia visits this seriously ancient chip off the once enormous Gondwanaland block. New Caledonia hosts, in addition to Kagu, one of the most extraordinary aggregations of endemic plants and birds, as well as several endemic mammals and reptiles. During our time on the mainland, or “Grande Terre”, we will seek out such specialities as White-bellied Goshawk, Goliath Imperial Pigeon (the world’s largest arboreal pigeon), the lovely Cloven-feathered Dove, New Caledonian and the rare Horned Parakeets, the endangered and most peculiar Crow Honeyeater, New Caledonian Myzomela, Barred Honeyeater, New Caledonian Friarbird, Yellow-bellied Flyrobin, New Caledonian Whistler, New Caledonian Cuckooshrike, New Caledonian Thicketbird, Striated Starling, Green-backed White-eye, 
and the superb Red-throated Parrotfinch.

Top Birds

Kagu; New Caledonian Goshawk; Goliath Pigeon; Cloven-feathered Dove; Crested & Red-crowned Parakeets; New Caledonian & Melanesian Cuckooshrikes; Long-tailed Triller; New Caledonian Gerygone; New Caledonian Whistler; New Caledonian Starling; New Caledonian Myzomela; Dark-brown, Barred & Crow Honeyeaters; New Caledonian Friarbird; New Caledonian Crow; Red-throated Parrotfinch; New Caledonian Thicketbird.

Top Mammals

Tongan Flying Fox

Habitats Covered

various forest types, small islands, beaches, shoreline, open ocean

Expected Climate

mostly tropical conditions; warm and humid with some rain expected, can be very cool in the highlands

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper Leader or 9 - 12 with 2 Rockjumper leaders

Tour Pace & Walking

Moderate to brisk paced tours suited for those in good health with good level of fitness. Not suited for anyone with mobility challenges or serious medical conditions. Opportunities for afternoon snorkeling on several days.

Accommodation

Reasonable to very comfortable standard.

Ease of Birding

Moderate to demanding. Several difficult target species.

Other Attractions

little-explored islands, fantastic scenery, fascinating collage of landscapes & culture

Photographic Opportunities

Worthwhile to good, tricky in the forests.

Southwest Pacific Islands - New Caledonia Extension 2024

27 Aug 2024 - 31 Aug 2024 (5 days)

EUR2,695 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

Tour price (Per person): EUR2,695 * USD2,911 * GBP2,292 * AUD4,405

Single Supplement: EUR360 * USD389 * GBP306 * AUD588

Southwest Pacific Islands - New Caledonia Extension - Tailormade 2024

01 Sep 2024 - 05 Sep 2024 (5 days)

EUR3,595 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Glen Valentine

Tour price (Per person): EUR3,595 * USD3,883

Single Supplement: EUR360 * USD389

Southwest Pacific Islands - New Caledonia Extension 2025

01 Oct 2025 - 05 Oct 2025 (5 days)

EUR3,000 - 2 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Erik Forsyth

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): EUR3,000 * USD3,240 * GBP2,552 * AUD4,903

Southwest Pacific Islands - New Caledonia Extension 2026

21 Sep 2026 - 25 Sep 2026 (5 days)

EUR3,100 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Erik Forsyth

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): EUR3,100 * USD3,348 * GBP2,637 * AUD5,067

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