Excuse my French, but flights to New Caledonia are on sale and they’re freaking cheap as chips – if the chips are 330g Smith’s share pack crinkle cut salt and vinegar and you’re purchasing like 46 packets.

Aircalin is tempting those winter evaders to feel the warmth in New Caledonia with its ‘Escape to New Caledonia’ sale.

Launched today, flights to the South Pacific destination – or our nearest neighbour – are selling from just $281 one way.

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$281 – so rather than buying another pair of Classic Tall Ugg Boots this winter, why not trade in the cold for French and Melanesian culture, sunshine, white sandy beaches, and crystal clear waters.

The sale starts on Friday 5 May until 31 May 2017 for travel from 5 May until 20 November 2017.

The $281 fares is for one way travel and inclusive of taxes.

Fun fact about the destination, it’s only two hours away from Brisbane, under three hours from Sydney and less than four hours from Melbourne.

Would you prefer to hang around for winter or escape to New Caledonia?