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Cash is king in Vanuatu

If you are travelling to the islands of Vanuatu, in addition to paying for your holiday accommodation, you will have to bring some spending money. Not only for your shopping at supermarkets, duty-free shopping, or tour bookings, but also to pay for your entertainment expenses, such as cafe bars and restaurants.

In the centre of Port Vila, you will find the main Post Office building, along with a few bank branches. There is the local National Bank of Vanuatu a bit further from the town centre, while Australia's Westpac Bank and the ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) Bank branches are right across the street from the Post Office, with ATMs.

   Money and Travel in Vanuatu
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Banks and ATMs in Vanuatu 

Part of any travel experience can be unexpected travel expenses. It's good to know that many Vanuatu resorts offer money exchanges, while ATMs are available.

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Banking in Vanuatu

The local currency in Vanuatu is the vatu. Australian dollars are widely accepted, while traveler's cheques and credit cards are accepted in Port Vila and Luganville.

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Currency Exchange Tips 

How can you save money when exchanging currency? Here are a few currency exchange tips that could save your money when travelling.

Vanuatu Reserve Bank

From the town centre, take one of the side streets and walk up the hill, away from the harbour side. In amongst other dwellings, you’ll find Vanuatu Reserve Bank building there. No free samples are offered at the Bank, but it’s a good spot to view the whole town from above, with its harbour and islands. Prominent in your view will be Iririki island with its Iririki Island ResortIt’s well worth the walk, especially for a photo opportunity.

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Located on a hill just about Port Vila town centre is Vanuatu's Reserve Bank building


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