Kanua Tera Ecolodge

Yate, New Caledonia

3.5 rating
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Kanua Tera Ecolodge

Escape to the breathtaking natural beauty of New Caledonia at Kanua Tera Ecolodge. Set amidst the island nation’s pristine Great South, this lodge offers a unique blend of comfort and adventure. Discover charming accommodations, exciting outdoor activities, and an immersion into the rich Kanak culture! Read More...

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About Kanua Tera Ecolodge

Getting to Kanua Tera Ecolodge, Yate

Embark on a scenic journey from Noumea’s La Tontouta International Airport to reach Kanua Tera Ecolodge in the heart of New Caledonia’s Great South region. For those seeking flexibility and independence, renting a car is a great option. The drive typically takes 1.5-2.5 hours, offering breathtaking coastal and inland views along the way. Be sure to book your rental car well in advance, especially during peak season. While less direct, reaching the lodge by public transportation is also possible. International travellers can take a bus or taxi from the international airport to Noumea’s bus terminal, get to Yate, and then a cab ride to the lodge. New Caledonia Holiday packages with the Kanua Tera Ecolodge usually have end-to-end return transfers built in.

Accommodations at Kanua Tera Ecolodge

The lodge offers a blend of traditional and modern accommodations, each providing a peaceful escape within the island’s natural beauty. Located at the end of the bay, the Melanesian Bungalows feature hardwood floors, traditionally-inspired construction and absolute tranquillity. Guest amenities include large walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels (French and English), air fans, a fridge, kettle, courtesy trays with coffee and tea, a room safe, and more. The Tropical Bungalows are located amidst the lodge’s lush gardens. All accommodations feature 220-volt AC current and a non-smoking environment.

Activities & Adventures in Yate

Kanua Tera Ecolodge, situated in the heart of New Caledonia’s adventurous Great South region, offers holidaymakers a gateway to a diverse range of exciting experiences. Travellers can explore lush rainforests, seek out hidden waterfalls, and enjoy refreshing swims in both ocean and river environments. Embark on thrilling excursions to witness migrating humpback whales between July and September, or enjoy a leisurely boat trip with a picnic lunch on a pristine white-sand islet. Discover the region’s rich history with a visit to Prony’s thermal springs, first documented in the 1800s and now catering to all visitors. Feel like exerting yourself? Sign up for a scenic hike to the Madeleine Falls, immersing yourself in the unique botanical landscape of the Caledonian mining scrub. Visit the Cap N’Dua Nature Reserve, a prime location for whale watching and breathtaking views from its historic lighthouse.

We highly recommend holidaymakers to explore the 22,000-hectare Blue River Provincial Park, a treasure trove of biodiversity. Hike, mountain bike, or kayak through the captivating Drowned Forest, especially spectacular during full moon outings. For a refreshing break along the scenic route from Yaté to Prony, stop at the Wadiana waterfall in the Goro tribal lands, where a 30-meter cascade invites travellers for a cool dip in its natural pool.

Kanak Cultural Experiences

Then, guests have the opportunity to experience the warm Kanak hospitality, gaining insights into the community’s traditions, customs, and their deep connection to the land. Exploring nearby villages allows travellers to witness daily life, learn about the preservation of Kanak heritage, and observe the intricate craftsmanship of traditional arts. Cultural demonstrations offer a glimpse into traditional skills like weaving, wood carving, or culinary techniques passed down through generations. Engaging with local guides provides a deeper understanding of medicinal plants, customary practices, and the significance of ancestral sites that shape the New Caledonian landscape. For more information and ideas about New Caledonia holidays, tours and more, head over to our New Caledonia travel blogs.

Dining at Kanua Tera Ecolodge

Dine at the lodge’s ‘Ka-Mâ’ restaurant, set around a majestic banyan tree near the water’s edge, with possibilities for unforgettable lunches and romantic dinners. The Ka-Mâ’s menu celebrates the bounty of the Great South region. Guests can delight in mouthwatering seafood platters, roasted quails, sweet potato fries, octopus and giant clam salads, alongside irresistible desserts featuring coconut and mango. As the sun sets, holidaymakers can sip cocktails overlooking the breathtaking Bay of Port Boisé.

Travellers can indulge in vibrant buffets hosted on the Ka-Mâ terrace on the last Sunday of each month, often accompanied by lively musical entertainment. A dazzling seafood buffet showcases lobster, popinet, shrimp, and trochus salad – a true feast from the lagoon! Guests can also experience the rich diversity of New Caledonian cuisine with a buffet highlighting Indonesian bami, Vanuatu toulouk, Vietnamese fish salad, deer stew, and more.  And don’t miss a chance to have a Melanesian buffet featuring bougna, a dish cooked in a traditional ‘Kanak oven’ with ingredients wrapped in banana leaves and placed inside a hot stone pit.

Kanua Tera Ecolodge: Yate, New Caledonia Holidays

From tranquil accommodations, delectable island cuisine to diverse outdoor activities and cultural experiences, Kanua Tera provides the perfect base to explore the captivating Great South region. Build your own New Caledonia holiday here – check your dates against current availability, pick your rooms, meal plans, tours, add discounted airfares and you’re good to go! You can also fill out the Enquiry Form and our South Pacific Specialists will reach out to you. If you feel like a bespoke New Caledonia holiday, feel free to call our Specialists at 1300 991 751!

Facilities of Kanua Tera Ecolodge

Terms and Conditions may apply if resort offers children Stay & Eat free. Some Facilities/Activities may have charges. Contact sales team for further information.


  • Board Games
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking Adventures
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Activities

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Daily Room Servicing
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Resort Shop
  • Restaurant/s
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wi-fi Internet Access

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan

Resort Type

  • Child Friendly
  • FREE Breakfast daily
  • On the Beach

Kanua Tera Ecolodge FAQ's

The Kanua Tera Ecolodge is located near Yate village, overlooking the Port Boise harbour and the Prony Bay.
From the Noumea Airport, the Kanua Tera Ecolodge is a 100-km drive with a car-hire.
New Caledonia holiday packages with Kanua Tera Ecolodge stays do include return transfers from the Noumea International Airport.
The Kanua Tera Ecolodge has a check-in time from 2:00pm and check-out by 11:00am.
Early check-in times and late check-out times at the Kanua Tera Ecolodge is subject to availability and the management’s discretion.
No, the Kanua Tera Ecolodge does not offer nannies and baby-sitting services.
Activities and experiences in and around the Kanua Tera Ecolodge include
  • Hike to Madeleine Falls: Discover a lush rainforest setting and a scenic waterfall on a guided hike to the Madeleine Falls.
  • Experience a Kanak Welcome: Embrace the warmth of Kanak culture with a traditional welcome ceremony.
  • Swim in Natural Pools: Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water of a waterfall pool or in the pristine lagoon.
  • Feast on a Seafood Buffet: Savor locally-sourced seafood delicacies at one of Kanua Tera’s themed buffets.
  • Spot Humpback Whales: Embark on a thrilling boat excursion to witness migrating humpback whales (July-September).
  • Visit Cap N’Dua Nature Reserve: Hike to the historic lighthouse and enjoy stunning panoramic views at the Cap N’Dua Nature Reserve.
  • Explore the Blue River Provincial Park: Hike, kayak, or mountain bike through the captivating landscapes of this natural park, home to the Drowned Forest.
  • Learn About Kanak Traditions: Visit a nearby village to observe traditional crafts, customs, and learn about the Kanak way of life.
  • Go Snorkelling or Diving: Explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life in the clear waters surrounding the lodge.
  • Taste Bougna: Sample this iconic Kanak dish, cooked in an earth oven with ingredients wrapped in banana leaves.
  • Birdwatching in the Rainforest: Keep an eye out for New Caledonia’s unique birdlife, including the elusive cagou, on a nature walk or guided hike.
  • Picnic on a white sand islet: Enjoy a leisurely boat trip and lunch on a pristine white-sand islet surrounded by turquoise waters.
  • Visit the Prony Thermal Springs: Discover the historical significance of these natural springs, first documented in the 1800s.
  • Mountain Biking Adventure: Explore the diverse terrain of the Great South region on an invigorating mountain biking excursion.
  • Stargazing: With minimal light pollution, enjoy breathtaking views of the starry night sky from the lodge or a secluded beach.
  • Yes, the Kanua Tera Ecolodge does have an on-site restaurant.
    Yes, the Kanua Tera Ecolodge does offer WiFi internet access for its guests.

    Kanua Tera Ecolodge Holiday Deals and Packages

    Hideaway Holidays’ deals and packages include accommodation, transfers, airfare and even bonus seasonal freebies such as additional nights, tours and experiences. Browse the packages featured here for the Kanua Tera Ecolodge or create a bespoke itinerary by calling our South Pacific Specialists on 1300 991 751!


    Location of Kanua Tera Ecolodge

    Distance from La Tontouta International Airport, New Caledonia La Tontouta International Airport, New Caledonia 125KM (approx)

    Reviews of Kanua Tera Ecolodge

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    4.4 rating

    10 Reviews

    Peter Rosel

    Peter RoselJune 2, 2023Google Reviews

    5.0 rating
    Just. Simply. Amazing.

    T Kat

    T KatApril 13, 2023Google Reviews

    4.0 rating
    Coming from Australia I wasn't expecting the beaches in NC to be a topic of debate since we are very blessed here in Aus with the Read More...

    Craig Forbes

    Craig ForbesJuly 23, 2022Google Reviews

    5.0 rating
    Great place to set off on a reef fishing expedition

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