2024 New Caledonia

Registration is NoW OPEN

Welcome to New Caledonia, a breathtaking island paradise nestled in the southwest Pacific Ocean, just 1,210 kilometers (750 miles) east of Australia. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey as we invite you to join fellow IPS members on an exclusive trip to this enchanted destination.

Throughout this extraordinary adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of New Caledonia’s diverse habitats and indulge in the beauty of both the local habitat as well as private gardens carefully curated for your pleasure. Our local expert English-speaking guides will be your companions, offering fascinating insights and enriching your experience as you immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and captivating flora and fauna of this stunning island.

Space is reserved for the first 150 registrants, so secure your spot today!

Please note: No payments will be required through this sign-up. Once we receive your submission, we will organize suitable accommodations for your stay and then guide you on how to secure your reservation.. 

NEW! Join Us for a Pre-Tour on September 21, 2024

IPS is pleased to announce that we’ve secured a rare opportunity to explore these pristine plateaus, offering an intimate group of IPS members a chance to witness nature’s wonders like never before.

Space will be reserved for the first 44 registrants. If you’re already looking to book flights for the biennial, you’ll want to come a little early!









The base price includes food and beverage, tours, transportation, a welcome gift, a welcome reception, and a farewell banquet. 


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Our journey is carefully crafted to unveil the hidden treasures of this paradise in the Pacific. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be transported into a botanical wonderland where every step is a discovery, and every sight is a marvel. Join us as we travel the magnificent landscapes of New Caledonia, where we’ll see hundreds of unique palms, including but not limited to:

  • Cyphokentia macrostachya
  • Basselinia gracilis
  • Chambeyronia divaricata
  • Clinosperma vaginata
  • Cyphophoenix fulcitus
  • Burretiokentia grandiflora
  • Cyphophoenix fulcitus big population
  • Basselinia gracilis
  • Basselinia pancherii
  • Chambeyronia divaricata
  • Clinosperma bracteale


New Caledonia, nestled in the heart of the South Pacific, boasts a climate that can only be described as a sun-seeker’s dream come true. With its idyllic location, this French archipelago enjoys a consistently warm and inviting climate throughout the year, making it a haven for travelers looking for idyllic conditions. September, known as the shoulder month, you can expect it to be dry and sunny, with temperatures in the mid-70s to low 80s.


Additional Resources

New Caledonia would like to extend an additional welcome to all Biennial attendees and offer these resources to help us learn more about this wonderland in the heart of the South Pacific!


The International Palm Society strongly recommends that all travelers purchase comprehensive travel insurance before embarking on their journey. Such insurance offers crucial protection against unforeseen circumstances that might disrupt or influence your travel arrangements. While we make every effort to ensure a seamless trip, certain situations beyond our control could potentially result in unanticipated setbacks such as delays, cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost possessions.

Travel insurance should always include:

  • Medical expenses and coverage to get you home if you’re injured or fall ill abroad.
  • Personal injury and coverage for accidents or damage caused by you.
  • Coverage for lost or damaged items.
  • Cover for lost or delayed baggage.

Travel insurance should apply to the total value of pre-tour, Biennial, and post-tour if you plan on going on any of these trips, including airfare and registration fees.

U.S News has listed these top 5 insurance companies for 2023. Please note this information is listed for your convenience and is not a full list of available insurance companies. The IPS does not evaluate or receive compensation for any of this information:


Due to the nature of this Event, the IPS cannot offer any registration cancellations or refunds of registration fees.

The island of New Caledonia is a small island economy with very limited venues and vendors. As a result the IPS is required to contract with the vendors and provide significant non-refundable deposits to secure the hotels and vendors providing the services for the Event. It is our recommendation that ALL registrants secure their own individual trip insurance to insure against any potential issues associated with the registrant not being able to attend the Event or the Event being cancelled for reasons outside the control of the IPS.

To register, please contact info@palms.org