Caledonian Dream: 6 adventurers win the trip of their dreams in New Caledonia!

Coming from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, China and Italy… here are the 6 travellers who have been selected from over 1,600 candidates to live their Caledonian Dream: an incredible road trip in the heart of the Pacific!  From 2 to 11 October, follow them along each step of their surprise adventure, as they discover New Caledonia and share their experiences live on and the contest’s Facebook page: @caledoniandreamNC.

New Caledonia Tourism (NCTPS) presents the 6 winners of the Caledonian Dream contest, final component of this year’s multi-market campaign « Passez du rêve à la réalité » (From dream to reality). Chosen for their various talents (videographer, photographer, journalist, blogger, etc.), influences (followers on social networks), colourful personalities and their individual motivations to represent New Caledonia’s 6 priority  markets, these 6 adventurers will have the chance to win an all-inclusive stay in New Caledonia, in partnership with Aircalin and with the help of the local tourism service providers.




Australian > Influencer, quirky, beach obsessed…

I am a bubbly 28-year-old West Australian girl with an insatiable appetite for exploration. I am either the most audible one or the one wearing the crazy bright dress or oversized head scarf. What can I say? The bigger, brighter and more fun, the better!

« I am obsessed with sea, so I would love nothing more than snorkelling the UNESCO world heritage site at Duck Island! »

Ethan LI

Ethan LI

Chinese > Photographer, barista, avocado fan…

I’m a photographer. My favourite subjects are landscapes and people. I’ve received many awards for my work in both China and overseas.  I’ve travelled to more than 20 countries and visited Europe many times. I’m also a videographer.

« I want to discover the activities, culture and cuisine of New Caledonia and to make new friends. »

Marion DAGOT

Marion DAGOT

French > Blogger, curious, volunteer…

I’m 29 and I’m curious about everything. I’m passionate about art, sports and travel.  I’m also responsible for communication at the University of Clermont Auvergne, a volunteer worker with the « Blouses Roses” (the pink blouses) and a blogger. I live as if each day has 48 hours!

« I dream of flying over the islands, exploring the Heart of Voh, swimming with turtles and manta rays and discovering the Kanak culture. »



Italian > Radio host, adventurer, music lover…

Radio has been my life since I was 15 years old and I work for one of the most important radio stations in Italy, Radio 105.  Photography and travel are my two other passions and I’m never without my Nikon!

« I want to experience an outrigger at the Isle of Pines, swim in the turquoise waters at Luengoni and dive near the coral barrier reef at Amédée Island. »



Japanese > Globe-trotter, big eater, starry sky addict…

Hi, I’m Ayako but everyone calls me Aya.  I love travelling and I’ve visited many countries.  I’m really looking forward to trying out new experiences while meeting people from the four corners of the world!

« I can’t wait to swim in crystal clear waters under a blue sky, taste local cuisine and share in the beauty of the archipelago. »



New Zealander > Business woman, positive, piña colada addict…

In my spare time, I’m a travel writer/photographer and have travelled extensively. I am passionate about transporting people to the places I’ve been to through words and video. I like to inspire others to live life to the full and embrace new opportunities.

« Sailing around the lagoon’s islands, enjoying the local cuisine, spending time with locals, and horse-riding through the countryside. »

From 2 to 11 October, they will experience together an intense journey to all four corners of New Caledonia, the details of their itinerary and their activities only being revealed from day to day.  In this way, the suspense is heightened and surprises created, offering them memorable experiences and encounters which they can share with internet users throughout the world, via social networks, the website and on the contest’s Facebook page: @caledoniandreamNC.

According to Jean-Marc Mocellin, General Manager, NCTPS: « This unprecedented operation promises to be unforgettable both for the 6 winners and for the image of the destination. In less than one month, with advertising limited only to social networks, we attracted over 1,600 candidates, who have many thousands of followers.  Not all were able to be selected for this year, but it’s proof that New Caledonia has everything to stir travellers’ imaginations the world over.  Thanks to the help of our partners in the local tourism industry, most especially the airline company Aircalin, we have the means to offer an exceptional trip to these 6 candidates and I can’t wait to see their reactions in a month ».

New Caledonia Tourism, an overview:

New Caledonia Tourism (NCTPS) is an Economic Interest Group (GIE) and is the link between its institutional partners and the tourism sector professionals, ensuring tourism is promoted from:

– New Caledonia to the international market, under the brand of “New Caledonia, Pacific Heart”

– the South Province to the local market under the brand of “Destination South Province”

Founded in 2001, it is financed by the South Province and also by its local industry professional members. It is based in Noumea, with representation in Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Auckland and Rome.

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