Place des Cocotiers
Place des Cocotiers
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22KiwiTraveller22
Hamilton, New Zealand603 contributions
Jun 2022
I wouldn't go out of my way to see this. It's just a small city square with a fountain that was turned off, some coconut trees, some grass and an open paved area. Perhaps an okay place to eat a picnic lunch if you don't mind crowds.
Written June 22, 2022
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pauapearl
Kawerau, New Zealand15 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
We went shopping here for souvenirs. It was very untidy, locals throwing their rubbish on the ground. Lots of broken concrete. It reminded me of the typical pacific island has been, was once nice but now old and poorly maintained. Lots of groups of locals just hanging about and I guess some might be a bit afraid of that especially if you're by yourself or just a couple, we felt safe though. Public toilets are crappy lol but at least there is one. Overall we found the shopping expensive and I don't think I'd be interested in visiting the city centre again.
Written December 22, 2013
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Plum2007
Croydon, Australia123 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
The bus stops here and there is a nice cafe but it has a bit of a depressed feel. Step out and head for the harbour or track down some of the better shops. They are there if you look. There is a great book shop and a fantastic children's wear shop.
Written October 9, 2013
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,513 contributions
May 2023
Visited in May 2023

Located near the Noumea market and the public bus depot, the avenue of coconuts is just that.

Providing a shady respite from strolling along the waterfront, most of the shops around the area are pretty dated. They were shut during our visit as we walked past it to go to the bus depot.

Not much to see or do, more of a place that you just stroll by if in the area.
Written August 6, 2023
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OZHotelier
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Am placing this review under the Place des Cocotiers because Trip Advisor doesnt have this Museum mentioned separately - and it is a MUST to go to. No. 7 on the Hop on Hop Off bus on the northern side of the Place des Cocotiers, this museum is in the old Town Hall and has great displays with info written in both French and English (plus you are provided with complimentary English audio sets) tracing the history of New Caledonia and including excellent WW1 and WW2 displays and commentaries. Highly recommend you go to this Musee together with the Tjibaou Cultural Centre at the commencement of your holiday in order to become familiar with the history and culture of the country and its peoples. Allow 1 to 2 hours.
Written August 5, 2013
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RufusBrisbane
Brisbane698 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
Everyone seems to eat their lunch here. Loads of activity occurring... lots of take away shops around the park. Tourist info bureau at the far end. Buses run from the far end to the beaches.
Written November 3, 2014
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PG/MB
20 contributions
Aug 2019
Always something going on from concerts, open markets, flee markets, book fares, you can find a shaded spot or just take a walk around
Written August 27, 2019
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flashgordon2016
Orlando, FL14,756 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
The city of Noumea has evolved after a few years and became like any other city a concrete jungle. Lucky for it's inhabitants, there are still a few green areas such as Coconut squares which gives some breathing spaces to it's citizens as well as free wi-fi. It seems that nobody works on Sunday because it is the day of the Lord so it's strange to see an empty town and a deserted park. However I'm pretty sure it's alive and crowded during weekdays? Even the fountain at the center of the square happens to be empty without water?
Written December 20, 2016
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Beth B
Tinonee, New South Wales, Australia21 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Coconut Square used to be the jewel in the centre of Noumea, but is now graffitied and dirty in places. The fountain wasn't as clean as I remembered it, either, and orange barricades made photography difficult. Nobody was playing boule, but teenagers were hanging around playing loud music. I preferred my memories of old men sitting and chatting in smoky cliques, children eating ice cream and laughing, and the young people playing boule with loud cheers. But that was last century. It still has an atmosphere all it's own.
Written September 27, 2015
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Maggie C
Sydney, Australia1,083 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Noumea has great places to walk sightseeing but Coconut Square is not one we recommend. Lighting is poor in the evening, there are suspicious groups of people and there's a feeling of insecurity. The surroundings are not very attractive either although some people choose to go shopping for brands in the streets nearby. Catching a taxi is not something you can do easily. They're hard to find. Go to this Plaza in daylight or get a bus out of there quick smart.
Written July 11, 2015
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