New Caledonia isn’t just easy on the eyes. It’s sonically beautiful too. But perhaps the general public don’t know just what the country actually sounds like…

To help celebrate the sounds of New Caledonia and to prove to the Aussie travelling public that this stunning island nation isn’t just a pretty face, New Caledonia Tourism (NCT) has recently launched a new marketing campaign called “Sounds of New Caledonia.”

This new partnership has seen them collaborating with Triple J feature artists and Laneway Festival favourite, Crooked Colours, working with the group as they used their talents as musicians to record a new song that paints a sonic picture of what a holiday in New Caledonia sounds like by travelling around the country and recording its nature, people and instruments.


The boys trekked to the jungle to record some ambient sounds, hung out with the locals to record them as they went about their daily life, and ultimately put together an awesome track compiled with sounds collected from the four corners of this stunning island nation so close to our own shores.

You can listen to their amazing track below:

Behind the scenes, the boys discovered that New Caledonia wasn’t what they thought it would be. They were surprised to learn that New Caledonia isn’t just some beach destination with palm trees and coconuts, but has a chic side too, die to its French influence. It’s like a little Paris in the Pacific!

Check out some of their other reactions behind the scenes in the video below…

Just like the song, New Caledonia soothes the soul. It could be the clean, fresh water of its lagoon, or the smile of the locals that makes you feel that everything is going to be okay. Or it could just be the sound of peace and quiet as you put your feet up and admire the sunset from your hotel room.

New Caledonia also has a thriving music scene, and is one of the most active in the Pacific. For example, thousands flock each year from around the world to attend the Black Woodstock Rock Festival, the Francofolies Festival and the Fete de la Musique.


Only two hours from Brisbane, under three hours from Sydney and less than four hours from Melbourne, New Caledonia is continually being discovered, and it’s the slow rhythm of life and soothing sounds over there that continues to attract the Aussie traveller.




Two lucky winners will win two return economy flights to Noumea from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Aircalin, in addition to three nights twin share accommodation at a four-star hotel in Noumea with daily breakfast, a full day excursion to Amedee Lighthouse with lunch, a dinner for two in one of the numerous Noumea restaurants and airport return transfers for two people.

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If New Caledonia was a song, what would it sound like? Tell us in the comments below…

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