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About Vanuatu, attractions, activities, Melanesian culture and hospitality...

Only a few hours flying time from Australia, Vanuatu offers the perfect blend of South Pacific culture, charm and hospitality. Combine that with duty free shopping, volcanic sand beaches, tropical waterfalls and deep sea fishing, and you have the ideal escape from the daily grind.

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Vanuatu Facts

Formerly known as New Hebrides, Vanuatu gained its independence in 1980. This island archipelago is spread over 83 islands in South Pacific. Read more about Vanuatu's language, origins, traditions and population.

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Vanuatu Holiday

Rich in culture and traditions different to those of the western world, Vanuatu offers unique holiday experiences. Kava drinking, Rom dancing, land dive, live volcanoe visit are only some of activities and attractions you can have on your Vanuatu holiday.

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Vanuatu Location

Where in the world is Vanuatu country? Those living nearby are very familiar with this island archipelago, while those further away are probably more familiar with the South Pacific. Learn more about Vanuatu location, near Australia and New Zealand.

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Vanuatu Story

In the local Bislama language, 'Vanuatu' means 'our land forever'. Vanuatu is a self-governing republic and a member of the Commonwealth. Ni-Vanuatu people are Melanesian race, who speak over 110 local languages.

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Vanuatu Activities

This tropical island paradise is a perfect place to relax and enjoy, keeping busy with a variety of fun activities, both on land and in water. We give you a quick rundown of some of the holiday activities that will keep you occupied on your Vanuatu holiday.

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Vanuatu Attractions

On your holiday here, the tropical islands of Vanuatu will leave you wanting more, with its sightseeing, tours, activities and other attractions. Discover seven of the top attractions in Vanuatu, which includes many local fests.

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Vanuatu Christmas

If you have never experienced a tropical Christmas, come December, take a trip to Vanuatu. You will find Christmas celebrations similar as in the northern hemisphere, except there is no snow and a more relaxing atmosphere.

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Vanuatu Flights

Unless you are taking a cruise to Vanuatu, or going on slow boat ride, the only way to reach Vanuatu is flying over. There are direct flights from the nearby island nations, but most flights come via Australia and New Zealand.

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Family Getaway Destination

When you are looking for a tropical family holiday destination, you want the place that will be fun for the whole family. Vanuatu holiday offers a range of attractions and activities that make it a perfect family getaway.

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Holiday on Efate Island

The main administrative island, the most populated and home to Vanuatu capital, Port Vila. Efate island is your gateway island when you arrive to Port Vila. So, it's no surprise that most of holiday fun can be had on Efate island.

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How to Plan a Budget Trip

Travelling is a great way to take time off from your responsibilities and experience nature, people and other cultures, while creating lifetime memories. The other side of the coin is that travel can be costly, so you need to plan your budget well.

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Kid-Friendly Vanuatu Fun

Over the past few years, there has been a growing number of visitors coming to Vanuatu. One of the reasons for this family destination's popularity is that it offers many great choices of kid-friendly fun, including all-inclusive family holiday packages.

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Pet-Friendly Vanuatu Holiday

This tropical islands destination is best known for being a family-friendly destination, and a popular honeymoon couples destination. But it's also known for being a pet-friendly destination. Here are tips for planning and where to stay in Vanuatu with a pet.

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Plan Trip to Vanuatu

How should you prepare for a trip to Vanuatu? What kind of precautions you need before going over there? What should you pack? What else would you need? Follow our guide to preparing for your Vanuatu trip, before you start packing.

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Prepare Home for Long Vacation

As a budget-friendly destination, Vanuatu attracts its share of visitors who enjoy longer stays, months at a time. When planning such a long vacation, one of the most important things is to make sure you have prepared your home to be safe and secure.

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Reasons to Visit Vanuatu

This tropical island paradise features secluded swimming spots, pristine beaches, active volcanos and events that are unique to Vanuatu. These include many local annual fests, Pentecost land diving ceremony, and art festivals.

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Short History of Vanuatu

Your holiday experience is enhanced when you know a little bit about the destination you're going to. Same goes for visiting Vanuatu, which has a lively and interesting history. Here are some some facts about Vanuatu origins, formerly New Hebrides.

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South Pacific Region

This area of the Pacific Ocean is geographically known as Oceania. South Pacific hosts some of the most popular holiday and travel destinations, including Vanuatu, Nauru, Solomons, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, and New Caledonia.

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Things To Do in Vanuatu

Vanuatu islands enjoy a slow pace of life, where you will find an abundance of sights and places to see and things to do. The most popular islands are Efate, Santo and Tanna, providing many activities and attractions.

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Things to Know About Vanuatu

With any vacation, including a holiday in Vanuatu, you need to plan ahead to make the most of your getaway. Part of your planning would be to learn things about the place and know what to expect when you arrive.

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User Friendly Travel Tips

If you are a traveler coming from the USA, Vanuatu is one of the places you might choose to visit. Being a fair distance away, you need to plan it well, so that your vacation goes smoothly. Here are some user-friendly travel tips for USA travelers.

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Winter Holidays in Vanuatu

If you are looking for a winter break with your family, Vanuatu is an ideal destination. This tropical island archipelago is an eco-friendly tourism paradise that's only a short flight from Australia. Here are some facts and tips for a winter holiday in Vanuatu.

The country of Vanuatu

Vanuatu, meaning "raising land", is a true tropical paradise located in the South Pacific. This island nation is a little more than a thousand miles east of the north coast of Australia, or a short 2-hour flight from Brisbane, Queensland. Air Vanuatu and Qantas airlines provide regular flights from Australia and New Zealand to Port Vila Bauerfield International Airport.

All of the 83 Vanuatu islands have a tropical or a subtropical environment, which makes it perfect for a relaxing getaway. Visitors to this island nation can keep busy with a variety of fun and exciting holiday activities and attractions.

Further reading about Vanuatu
Find out more about Vanuatu travel from author David Stanley’s South Pacific Organizer.


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