Hang onto your holiday leave and save your money by chilling-out one weekend in Australia’s closest South Pacific neighbour.

Flights to New Caledonia are on sale right now through Aircalin from $259 one way, including taxes.

Cheap flights to a destination only around four hours away from Australia’s East Coast, it’s a pretty tempting weekending getaway.

The $259 fare applies to travellers flying out of Sydney and Brisbane, while those in Melbourne can enjoy pristine beaches and French/Melanesian fusion cuisine from $286 one-way.

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The offer is valid on new bookings made from now until 20 April 2018 for travel from 23 July to 8 August 2018, 29 August to 21 September 2018 and 6 November to 30 November 2018.

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Holidaymakers from Sydney and Brisbane can spend $294 and Melburnians $311 one-way for travel between 6 April to 22 July 2018, 9 August to 28 August 2018, 22 September to 5 November 2018, and 1 December to 31 December 2018.

So, which time of the year will you choose to visit New Caledonia and its many islands.

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Is New Caledonia on your bucketlist for 2018?