4 Sporting Events In New Caledonia


Two official flags of New Caledonia

Besides being a popular tourist destination, New Caledonia is also a place where you can enjoy numerous sporting events. It is a great place to watch your favorite sports, participate in some of them and even bet on your favorite teams. Betting on sports has become much more convenient these days and many people sign-up to Betfred using a promo code to get great deals. If you don’t know what sport to bet on, take a look at some of the sporting events New Caledonia has to offer. 

New Caledonia Triathlon

New Caledonia Triathlon, or International Triathlon, is one of the most popular annual sporting events. More than 300 international athletes, both amateurs and professionals, gather to compete in Noumea in three disciplines – swimming, biking and running. Once you participate or observe the event, you will understand why it is one of the most popular ones – the majestic coastline and beautiful nature keep everyone coming back. The event is usually held in April, and one of its versions, New Caledonia Ultra Trail, is held every June. 

Trans Caledonian Southern Province Mountain Adventure Race

The Transcal is one of the more difficult races in New Caledonia, but the scenery of the New Caledonia’s south mountain chain makes it worth the effort. The race lasts for two days usually and everyone can join, although some level of physical ability is needed. Don’t let the length of the race discourage you since it is also extremely fun and a great way to meet like-minded people. It is held in July every year, and whether you want to participate or cheer, it is not something you should miss. 

South Pacific Golf Championship

This is the biggest golfing event in New Caledonia, and for all golf-lovers out there, it is a must-see. It is one of the 13 tournaments in PGA Tour, so you can count on some of the biggest names in golf to be there. Besides watching your favorites play, you can enjoy the beautiful Tina Golf Course in Noumea end explore everything that this place has to give. If you are interested, September is the month for you to visit New Caledonia. 

Megarando Biking Event

Every August, there is a cross country biking event full of excitement and great fun. It lasts for a whole weekend, and the great thing about it is that there is something for everyone – from kids and amateurs to professional bikers, Megarando is sure to make your visit worth-while. There are several trails in the Deva Domain, depending on the group of contesters and the difficulty, so you can choose which one you want to observe or participate in.

To read more about sports in New Caledonia, check out our articles on water sports and other sports!

Last modified: 20 December 2019

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