I Noumea it is a working port and the ship shuttles you to the town where there is a huge tourist information and where all the tour operators hang out. There are lots of tours and information for you to gather there and also lots of souvenir shops upstairs to look at, that is if it hasn't changed since I was there a couple of years ago. There is also the big outdoor markets which are about a 10 minute walk from the tourist place and also a McDonald's where you can get the free wifi if you are looking for that. The walk along the foreshore is lovely also and good value for the hop on hop off bus. I am sure you will enjoy and find plenty to do. Julie.