The French Pacific Franc (XFP) is the currency of New Caledonia. It comes in 1/2/5/10/20/50 and 100 francs coins and 500/1,000/5,000/10,000 francs notes.
New Caledonia has a temperate to sub-tropical climate. Light clothing is all that is required all year round. For winter nights, make sure you have some sweatshirts or similar. Bring something a bit more elegant if you want to visit a casino, night club, or restaurant in Noumea.
Make sure you bring a pair of walking shoes if you want to do some trekking. Also a pair of rubber soles, if you want to swim or walk in and near a coral reef.
French citizens require a current passport and a return or connecting ticket.
Foreign nationals who can stay for a period of three months or less without a visa include:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Portugal, St Marin, St Siège (Vatican), Sweden, and Switzerland. There is no extension available after three months.
Foreign nationals who can stay for one month or less without a visa include:
Bermuda, Brunei (Bandar), Canada, Chili, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, United States, and Uruguay. There is no extension available after one month.
Other citizens have to apply for a short stay visa from the French Consulate/ Embassy/Prefecture.