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Car rental Nouméa
Car rental Nouméa

Introduction

Nouméa is the largest city and capital of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. It's a city with a Western feel in strong contrast with the rest of New Caledonia. There are beautiful beaches in the vicinity.

Population

The city itself has approximately 100,000 inhabitants, but the metropolitan area around Nouméa has grown significantly in recent years. Almost 200,000 people live in this 'agglomération du Grand Nouméa', two-thirds of New Caledonia's total population.

Location

Nouméa is located on an irregularly shaped, hilly peninsula southwest of the main island of New Caledonia. The archipelago lies in the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia.

Economy

New Caledonia strongly depends on development funds from France. In recent years, many new houses have been built in the capital Nouméa. Nickel is the main export product; the mines supply approximately 20% of the world's resources. Although New Caledonia is a beautiful island with wonderful beaches, tourism is underdeveloped mainly because of high living costs and the lack of cheap flights to New Caledonia. The harbor is, however, a popular mooring place for cruise ships.

Airports

New Caledonia Airport is situated near Païta, 52 kilometers northwest of Nouméa. It's easily reachable by rental car via the island's main road. There's a smaller airport closer to the capital, Nouméa-Magenta Airport, which is used exclusively for flights to and from places on the island's east coast and other New Caledonian islands.

Public Transport

Nouméa has reasonable public transport; there are eight bus lines recognizable by the different colors of the buses. There's also a special tourist bus, the Nouméa Explorer, which runs along the main places of interest and hotels. Le Petit Train is a touristy train (by road, not on rails); it runs along the best viewing points. Passengers of cruise ships in particular use these to quickly 'visit' New Caledonia.

Traffic and Parking

Nouméa has grown significantly in recent years and it can be busy in the city center. A rental car is ideal to explore the rest of the island. More than that, it's basically the only comfortable way to travel across the island and visit the best spots. Apart from the capital's center, you'll have no trouble finding a parking place for your rental car.

Hotels

Nouméa and the rest of the island offer a reasonable choice of accommodations. Most hotels and holiday resorts are fairly expensive though. Not surprising, since most tourists in New Caledonia don't have to watch their pennies. There are some options for budget travelers. There's for example a youth hostel on the Rue Pasteur in Nouméa.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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