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Vanuatu is a popular short-haul destination for Australians, and in particular for families. But further a-field, the islands have a fantastic reputation amongst couples and honeymooners of all nationalities for its fascinating culture, its fiery volcanoes and for exhilarating scuba diving reefs including one of the world's most accessible wreck dives.

There's a good variety of hotels in Vanuatu too, with the large resorts around Port Vila the most popular with families. For those who want to get away from screaming kids, for whatever reason, then there are a number of child-free hotels as well. The Vanuatu people are particularly friendly and love visitors, although their own cultural values remain very important in rural areas. Vanuatu shares much of the same cuisine as other island nations in the region, but is particularly noted for its meat – the local steaks are highly recommended.

Vanuatu Highlights
Mount Yasur Volcano, Tanna
SS President Coolidge Wreck, Espiritu Santo
Dining out along Port Vila Waterfront, Efate
Visiting a Traditional Kastom Village, Tanna
Land Diving, Pentecost
Millennium Cave, Espiritu Santo
Drink Kava at a Kava Bar, Port Vila
Snorkel at Hideaway Island, Efate

Vanuatu Holidays Guide

Vanuatu's colonial name was the New Hebrides – although what these sunny Pacific islands have to do with the original Scottish Hebrides is anyone's guess. Around the islands, you can see amazing wildlife, including manatees and turtles. You can also find out more about the indigenous way of life, called kastom – there are many different local versions of this, as well as local dialects, depending on which individual island you visit – Ekasup Cultural Village is a good place to find out more. Tanna has an active volcano – visit at night to best see the glow from the molten lava, hear the volcano grumble and see rock and ash being thrown into the air by the restless mountain. If that sounds a bit risky, then Efate has a series of spectacular waterfalls.

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Pretty Port Vila is the main entry point to Vanuatu and main tourist destination for an every-day beach or family holiday. From here you can book day excursions, including scuba diving and cruises. Espiritu Santo also has an international airport with some direct flights from Australia and is the main scuba destination – you can find the wreck of the President Coolidge on the sea bottom, sunk after striking a mine in 1942.

If you visit between April and June, you can see amazing tower divers on Pentecost Island – in a sort of ancient version of bungee jumping, where local men leap off a tall tower made of branches, after tying a supple vine around their ankle to prevent them falling to their deaths. Epi Island is noted for its eco-tourism, trekking and wildlife.

Vanuatu can be reached from a variety of airports in Australia, NZ and from across the South Pacific.

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