The evening before our arrival to Noumea, our cruise director Zoltina-J warned us not to expect too much from New Caledonias capital as there is not much excitement there! I guess it's purely just a stop for the ship to refuel and for us to get on land after days and days of sailing. Noumea was a typical South Pacific town quite like Nuku'alofa in Tonga, with banks and shops etc but it had various expensive clothes and souvenir stores which we were told to steer clear of as we were due to go to cheaper places.
The good thing about Noumea was that we picked up free wifi in he Central Park were we did our last minute online chores before we said goodbye to internet for the rest of the trip. We walked down by the harbour which was beautiful and the weather was great that day. In the ferry terminal there was some Island musicians and some market stalls which we had a browse through too. After a few hours we hopped back on the boat and had some lunch before we left at 5pm that evening to our next stop.