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The Aquarium des Lagons was founded in 1956 by Dr. René Catala and his wife, Ida. It was originally called the Aquarium de Noumea after the city in which it exists. The Aquarium is made up of nine different areas including the lagoon, the auditorium, the mangrove, the coastal zone and more. This marine exhibits one of the most extensive in the region and offers visitors an up close look at hundreds of fish species. Each area houses hundreds of different species and specimens for guests to admire for the greater part of a day.

  • The Fresh Water Exhibit area of the aquarium houses fish from the freshwater areas of New Caledonia. Here visitors can see what fish make Noumea their home.
  • Fluorescent corals and flashlight fish are displayed in what is perhaps one of the most interesting areas of the aquarium. Visitors are plunged into near darkness to experience these night-time fish and corals.
  • At the close of your visit, the Auditorium offers you a place to relax and enjoy films that help you recall the important facts of your visit to the Noumea exhibits.

From the Noumea Magenta Airport take Rue Roger Gervolino to Rue Du 18 Juin. From there take the exit to Voie de DégagementEst then Promenade Pierre Vernier. From there, follow signs to Promenade Roger Laroque. If you are at all uncomfortable with driving to the aquarium, you can hire a taxi or a car or you can use the public transit system. There is a tram system that runs the major roads several times a day. You may also want to consider the Noumea Explorer, a hop-on, hop-off bus that is open to tourists.

Hotels in Aquarium

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From US$99

1 Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea

4 stars
4.0 / 5 7 reviews

BP 8262 Map

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Catering to all kinds of travellers, Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea offers an ideal New Caledonia base that features a fusion of Melanesian and French artistries. Centrally situated within the... More

Great location with spacious rooms
We had a deluxe suite which was very spacious, comfortable and had good furnishings with huge balcony overlooking the Anse Vata Beach. Bus stops close by. Shopping a short walk away. Supermarkets...
5 May 2015
From US$118

2 Hotel Le Lagon

3 stars
4.0 / 5 8 reviews

149 Route de lAnse Vata BP 840 Map

Offering a favourable location and relaxing atmosphere, Hotel Le Lagon Noumea is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting New Caledonia. Blue River Provincial Park is a fantastic spot for... More

Great for a couple on the move
We choose 3 star places as we are only there to sleep so this ticks everybox for us. Close ot the beach, the bus stopr, a fabulous bakery, general store and a number of restaurants immediately...
15 Jun 2015
From US$79

3 Le Nouvata

3 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

123 promenade Roger Laroque Map

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Le Nouvata creates a relaxing retreat for holidaymakers through comfortable accommodations with an inviting tropical ambience and traditional New Caledonia hospitality. This Noumea hotel within the... More

Hotel at budget prices
A great complex to stay in. Not as flashy as others, however great location, comfortable and resort like. The rooms were basic (bar fridge and TV) however very clean and beds were...
30 Dec 2014
From US$81

4 Le Parc

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

123 promenade Roger Laroque Map

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Offering comfortable accommodations and easy access to recreational amenities, Le Parc makes for a suitable base for travellers vacationing in Noumea. This sophisticated hotel is part of the... More

Nice surprise
I didn't expect much for the price I paid - it was well much cheaper than other hotels/resorts in Noumea. But when I walked into my room I was shocked - big room, spacious bathroom with shower over...
16 May 2015
From US$81

5 Hotel Beaurivage

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

7 Promenade Roger Laroque Map

The best location in front of Noumeas most beautiful white sand beach (Lemons Bay), it has been entirely refurbished in 2013 and offers 60 air-conditioned rooms that can welcome up to 3... More

From US$72

6 Le Pacifique

2 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

123 promenade Roger Laroque Map

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Le Pacifique welcomes travellers to comfortable accommodations with picturesque views of the azure waters of Anse Vata Bay. This beachfront hotel makes for an ideal getaway for a holiday under the... More

Great family trip
We went to Le Pacifique at the beginning and end of our trip, we had a great time there. Room were very clean and tidy on an everyday basis, swimming was great for families with young kids,...
17 Jan 2015
From US$182

7 Le Meridien Noumea

5 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

Pointe Magnin Noumea 98846 Nouvelle-Caledonie Map

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Le Meridien Noumea offers quality accommodation and professional services for both business and leisure travellers. This property is just minutes away from attractions of the city such as the... More

Great Hotel
We loved the hotel, we only stayed the one night this time round, but next time will stay longer to explore more of Noumea. The hotel is undergoing a refurbishment so the pool was out of action but...
18 Aug 2015

8 Le Surf Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

55 Promenade Roger Laroque Anse Vata Map

Set in a unique tropical atmosphere, the Surf Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralThe conference facility provided by the... More

9 Casa del Sole Serviced Apartments

2 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

BP. 3340 Noumea Cedex Map

Experience the comfortable accommodation blended with a warm hospitality and unsurpassed service at the Casa del Sole Serviced Apartments. GeneralGuests can aslo avail of the other services such... More

From US$158

10 Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews

109 Promenade Roger Laroque Map

With chic accommodations and views of the turquoise waters of Coral Sea, Best Western Premiere La Promenade-Noumea Hotel makes for a tranquil base for discerning travellers visiting the capital of... More

Pricey but so is everywhere in Noumea
Staff handy, great views of the ocean and good location
31 Mar 2014
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