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Pine Island
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Pine Island

Pine Island is a small island located in the South Pacific off the coast of New Caledonia. It is part of the Loyalty Islands archipelago and is situated approximately 60 kilometers east of the mainland. The island covers an area of approximately 4.5 square kilometers and is home to a population of approximately 500 people.

The island is predominantly covered in lush tropical vegetation, including a variety of palm trees and other native plants. Its beaches are made up of white sand and are surrounded by crystal-clear waters. The waters around Pine Island are popular with divers and snorkelers, as the coral reefs are home to a wide variety of marine life.

The original inhabitants of the island were the Melanesian Kanak people, who are believed to have arrived on the island around 3000 BC. The island was first sighted by Europeans in 1774 and was named by the French explorer La Perouse. In 1853, the island became part of the French protectorate of New Caledonia.

During World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese and used as a military base. Following the war, the island was returned to the French and has been part of New Caledonia ever since.

Today, Pine Island is a popular tourist destination. Visitors come to the island to enjoy its beautiful beaches, clear waters and lush tropical vegetation. The island is also home to a variety of cultural attractions, including traditional Kanak villages and archaeological sites.

Excursion tips for a day in Pine Island

Pine Island in New Caledonia is a stunning paradise with plenty of activities to fill a day. Here are some of the best things to do as a tourist in Pine Island:

1. Take a boat tour of the lagoon and its nearby islands, where you can spot tropical fish, coral reefs, and other marine life.

2. Visit the nearby Grand Terre Island and explore its white sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and lush tropical rainforest.

3. Go snorkeling in the lagoon and try to spot sea turtles, stingrays, and other marine life.

4. Take a hike through the forests of Pine Island and admire the stunning views of the lagoon.

5. Enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the many beaches of Pine Island.

6. Visit the nearby villages and learn about the culture and traditions of the local people.

7. Go kayaking or paddleboarding in the lagoon and explore the islands and reefs.

8. Spend a day relaxing on one of the many beaches of Pine Island and soak up the sun.

9. Visit the nearby aquarium and learn about the local marine life.

10. Visit the nearby markets and sample some of the local cuisine.

Experience Pine Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Pine Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Pine Island

Pine Island in New Caledonia experiences a tropical climate with hot and humid summers, warm winters and year-round rainfall. Summers (November to March) are characterised by high temperatures, high humidity and frequent showers. Winters (May to October) are mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 25°C. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest months occurring in December and January. The island enjoys a pleasant climate year-round, making it a great destination for holidaymakers.

Cruise weather for Pine Island

Our weather forecast for Pine Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Apr. 21st 2024 Apr. 21st 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25.3 °C
33.5 m/s
38.5 m/s
93.1 %
22.5 m
86.4 %
1,011 hPa
Apr. 22nd 2024 Apr. 22nd 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 25.3 °C
25.6 m/s
31.3 m/s
62.1 %
17.7 m
87.9 %
1,008 hPa
Apr. 23rd 2024 Apr. 23rd 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 24.2 °C
33.5 m/s
34.6 m/s
91.2 %
16.5 m
89.7 %
1,010 hPa
Apr. 24th 2024 Apr. 24th 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 24.9 °C
26.8 m/s
26.3 m/s
42.0 %
22.5 m
86.2 %
1,011 hPa
Apr. 25th 2024 Apr. 25th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 25.8 °C
23.0 m/s
27.0 m/s
55.5 %
21.0 m
84.3 %
1,010 hPa
Apr. 26th 2024 Apr. 26th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 25.7 °C
22.1 m/s
26.2 m/s
10.5 %
21.6 m
85.3 %
1,010 hPa
Apr. 27th 2024 Apr. 27th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25.1 °C
14.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
5.3 %
23.3 m
83.0 %
1,011 hPa
Apr. 28th 2024 Apr. 28th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 24.4 °C
25.9 m/s
24.8 m/s
78.3 %
23.8 m
82.7 %
1,014 hPa
Apr. 29th 2024 Apr. 29th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 24.4 °C
30.2 m/s
29.5 m/s
78.4 %
23.6 m
80.5 %
1,016 hPa
Apr. 30th 2024 Apr. 30th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.9 °C
36.7 m/s
38.9 m/s
72.0 %
24.1 m
76.3 %
1,018 hPa
May. 1st 2024 May. 1st 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.9 °C
40.3 m/s
43.2 m/s
94.9 %
22.1 m
79.0 %
1,017 hPa
May. 2nd 2024 May. 2nd 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 24.1 °C
38.9 m/s
42.1 m/s
54.9 %
22.7 m
74.7 %
1,015 hPa
May. 3rd 2024 May. 3rd 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 24.4 °C
32.4 m/s
34.2 m/s
25.3 %
24.1 m
77.2 %
1,014 hPa

Cruises to Pine Island

Would you like to travel to Pine Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Pine Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Pine Island, New Caledonia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 Vasco da Gama 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Jan. 2025 MS Europa 2 01:30 pm 07:30 pm
Nov. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Nov. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Nov. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 2nd 2026 Thursday, 2nd of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 4th 2026 Saturday, 4th of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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