Open all the year from Tuesday to Sunday, except 1st January and 25th December.
- From 1 September to 30 April : from 10.15 am to 5.45 pm.
- Du 1er mai au 31 août : de 10h15 à 17h.
Lastest entry time is 45 minutes before the park closes. (Pets, vehicles, bicycles, rollerblades and balls prohibited)
The Botanical Park and Zoo / Parc Forestier Michel Corbasson opened in 1972, is one of the most popular attractions in Noumea.
This park was created to guarantee the protection of one of the last plots of dry forest that exists in the city of Nouméa. Covering an area of 34 hectares, it houses the only collection of live terrestrial animals of New Caledonia.
Natural Heritage :
- Flora : The park is home to several areas of dry forest, araucaria plantations, a palm grove and a collection of cacti.
- Fauna : The animal collection numbers more than 700 animals including several species endemic to New Caledonia. Birds, reptiles and endemic mammals are on show for visitors. Some remarkable species included in the park are : the Cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) the emblem of New Caledonia and protected bird, the Flying fox (Pteropus ornatus), the Caledonian crow (corvus moneduloides) the giant gecko of Leach (Rhacodactylus leachinus).
- Landscape : Visitors can discover the magnificant views of Noumea and its bays from within the park.
The package includes transfers and admission fees to the park (note this is not a guided tour).
You can choose to leave from 10:30am onwards and a last shuttle is around 2pm.
You can stay as long as you want 1, 2 or 3 hours.
Please wear appropriate shoes and get ready for a long and rewarding day.