Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Get a dose of tradition and discover the South Pacific’s rich and varied indigenous heritage at the iconic Tjibaou Cultural Centre. The centre was designed by world famous architect Renzo Piano (designer of our very own Pacific Dawn and Pacific Jewel) and named in honour of the late Kanak leader, Jean Marie Tjibaou. Take a guided tour through the centre to hear fascinating tales of Kanak myths and folklore, see ceremonial masks, costumes, sculptures and totem poles from days past. You can also take a walk along a shaded pathway to view three impressive traditional Melanesian huts, each an example from a different region. It’s a fascinating history lesson you just won’t find in a book. After the tour you will return to your cruise ship with a greater appreciation of the intriguing South Pacific culture.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Cultural Events

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $75.99
    Children (12 & under) from $49.99


Architecturally, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre is to New Caledonia what the Sydney Opera House is to Australia, so a photo opportunity is not to be missed. Please note that photography inside the centre's galleries is not permitted.


Special Notes

Tour participation and exhibits is limited and the gift shop at the centre is closed on Mondays and during cruises that do not include a full-day call in Noumea. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring swimmers, a towel, and bottled water.

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