The CFP franc came into circulation in 1945 directly after the second world war. It is the official currency New Caledonia,, French Polynesia and the Wallis and Futuna islands. The Denominations for banknotes include 500, 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 francs and the denominations for coins include 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 francs. Every XPF banknote shows a landscape or historical figure from French Polynesia on one side, and New Caledonia on the other. Some places will accept Australian or New zealand dollars but be careful as they might try and rip you off with their exchange rate so its best to get money changed over before you go.
Average Prices in New Caledonia
Bottle of Water: 185 XPF
Beer: 825 XPF
Cappuccino: 410 XPF
Dinner at a restaurant: 2500 XPF