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About Vanuatu Islands

More information about Vanuatu islands and South Pacific region

Located only a few hours flying time from Australia and New Zealand, Vanuatu offers the perfect blend of South Pacific charm with Melanesian culture and hospitality of Melanesian people.

Combine that with duty free shopping, volcanic sand beaches, tropical waterfalls and deep sea fishing, and in Vanuatu you have the ideal escape from the daily grind. Experience a different time and different place by visiting Vanuatu.

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Vanuatu islands are part of the South Pacific region, which includes Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Fij, and New Caledonia.

South Pacific

Vanuatu is a group of 83 islands in the South West Pacific, located North East of New Caledonia, and North West of Fiji. Vanuatu islands archipelago is surrounded by Solomon Islands on the north-west, Fiji islands in the south-east and New Caledonia on the south-west.

Australia and New Zealand are also located in this region, but are more considered to be part of what's called Australasia, or the Southern hemisphere countries. Most of visitors to Vanuatu, as well as expats living in Port Vila, come from Australia and New Zealand, as well as nearby Asian countries.

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Vanuatu islands are part of the South Pacific region, which includes Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Fij, and New Caledonia.

Efate Island

Efate Island is the main administrative island of Vanuatu, where Vanuatu's capital Port Vila is also located. Efate has a land area of approximately 1000 sq kilometers and it's one of 83 Vanuatu islands. Make your Vanuatu Efate holiday complete by doing 'Round the Island' day tour.

Being the gateway to Vanuatu islands, Efate is the most visited island in Vanuatu archipelago, where you will find the most of holiday resorts and other accommodation. Likewise, most of the tours and cruises start here.

Bauerfield Airport

The main Vanuatu airport is Bauerfield International Airport, not far from Port Vila, on Efate Island. It's the main gateway to Vanuatu archipelago.

Upon your arrival at Bauerfield International Airport, the Worawia Courtesy Bus will be waiting to deliver you to the resort which is only 10 minutes away. Other bookable courtesy bus services can be arranged at Worawia's reception.

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Outdoor parking area in front of Bauerfield International Airport, the gateway to Vanuatu
islands, located just outside of its capital Port Vila, on Efate island.

Vanuatu Temperatures

Remembering that Vanuatu is in the Southern Hemisphere (it is Winter here when it is Summer in the Northern Hemisphere), the climate of Vanuatu is generally tropical temperate with rainfall averaging about 235 centimeters (90 inches) annually.

Typical Vanuatu temperature ranges are:

Summer:

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Hill view of Port Vila, with Iririki island
seen in the centre of the photo
December - March
(temperature range 21°C - 33°C)

Autumn:
April - June
(temperature range 19°C - 29°C)

Winter:
July - September
(temperature range 15°C - 26°C)

Spring:
October - November
(temperature range 18°C - 30°C)

No matter when you decide to holiday in Vanuatu, you will find it a tranquil paradise.

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