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  • _swiss_miss_hi
    Brisbane, Australia114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just a 30 min ride from the Port, we arrived at Eden, which is not only the bridges walk but also a farm.
    After a warm welcome, we were inducted into the harnesses. The instructors had very good English and patient. A short walk down to the river, stopping along the way for a description of the local plants, and we had arrived.
    The staff were very helpful and stationed at each of the three bridges. The bridges are well maintained and sturdy. Make sure you stop along the way and observe the scenery as it is breathtaking. After the walk we had a quick dip in the river which was refreshing.
    Short walk up the hill and some fresh local fruit was a wonderful end to the morning.
    Toilets were clean and tidy (flushing type) and also a shower available. Food and drinks available for purchase on site.
    A great experience!
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • Ani C
    77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to buy fruit and veg. Can't get fresher. Plus flowers veggie chips etc. Food section at back large servings for really cheap price. Real local fare. Curries, fish meat stews with cassava etc.
    All friendly and just remember to bring your bag.
    Written 17 October 2023
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  • Diane M
    Sydney, Australia142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the experience but unfortunately the snorkeling wasn't that great compared to other places. If you go here - reef shoes are a must! The water's edge is made up of dead coral and sea shells. We had a nice meal here and managed to enjoy quite a few hours in the peaceful surroundings.
    Written 6 November 2023
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  • Jacquiline B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide was extremely friendly and informative. The Villagers we met were warm & welcoming. Fabulous dancing & music.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Diana-Gabriela
    Botosani, Romania8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A spectacular waterfall. The entrance was expensive but worth it! We were the only ones who visited it then and we had the guide just for us. The guide was considerate, he didn't rush us and he happily talked with us about the waterfall and Vanuatu in general.
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • jill w
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family group of 8 had the privilege of being first to take this new tour. It incorporates 1. The Blue Lagoon 2. Reef Zoology 3. 45 min Horse ride.
    We had a really wonderful day with our driver Jerry, who picked us up and dropped us back, at the cruise tender boats. The vehicle was a bit rough, but it all added to the appeal for us. It all went well and our driver Jerry drove well also. The Blue Lagoon was wonderful. A beautiful vegetated lagoon, with plenty of room for swimming, and tables and gazebos and ample places to jump and swing from into the beautiful salt water. Little black fish nibble at your toes near the edges, but do not hurt at all. My family all loved it there. We stayed for an hour and then moved on to the next stop, Reef Zoology, where they rehabilitate and protect various animals, including Turtles of all sizes, including the cutest little baby ones and also a variety of other animals. We all loved it there also, with informative staff as your guides and a chance to purchase some souvenirs if you wish. Then on to the Hippique Club for our horse ride, which everyone enjoyed immensely even though it rained, but getting wet was actually pleasant, as it took the excess tropical heat out of the air. As our group was largely inexperienced riders, thus we were happy with a gentle and safe ride. They do cater there for more experienced riders, from my previous 2019 experience, also. The tour includes an optional lunch, which we included and found to be fresh and tasty. The flies were a bit annoying, but that's flies for ya! We were then driven back to board the ship in good time, to not be stressed. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour for anyone and especially families. Our family group ranged in age from 7 to 62 and we all loved the tour equally. Shout-out to the horse I was allocated, "Salvation", Great name!
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Carley
    Perth, Australia257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a recent road trip around Port Vila , We called in to Zoological. We were surprised that there wasn’t hordes of people
    Being a Cruise Ship Day. Our Guide was Incredible she took Our 9month old Daughter for the tour and gave her an up close and personal experience with all the Animals. The facilities are in pristine condition and animals immensely cared for. We love the fact that they are helping the Hawksbill Turtles and releasing them back into the Sea when they are ready. Tank Yu Tumas for a Fabulous Tour
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Mereana
    Auckland Central, New Zealand108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wouldn't say it's a "must-do", more of a "cool to do". Approx $6AUD to purchase a postcard and pencil, write your message, then post it yourself. The post box gets cleared daily, and you can say you sent a postcard from underwater.

    The current was a little strong the day we were out, but the "post office" is right off the beach and near a pontoon so easy to access (and have a break inbetween). You can snorkel to the letter box, but still need to dive down to post the letter.

    You can stay on hideaway island for the whole day or just 2 hours like we did. Went for a swim, posted our card, had a drink, then back to the main beach.
    I recommend aqua shoes as the beach is (painful) dead coral.
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • Justin T
    Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to spend an hour or two with teens with the bonus of being a great place to cool off in fresh water.

    The lower pool would better suit those less adventurous who just want to cool off. But for those a little more adventurous head to the top pools with the rope swing, high jumping platform and water fall. My teens loved it and even my wife who is a little more reserved jumped off the high platform.

    Once in you can swim under the waterfall. The current of the stream is quick strong but with Simon’s (local owner) assistance our whole family got under the falls.

    They also have floatation vests for those who may have difficulty with swimming.

    It cost 1500 vat (20aud) per adult (12 and over) and 500vat for children. I thought it was well worth it
    Written 18 January 2024
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  • Wingecarribee
    Canberra, Australia2,128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent an afternoon on this resort island for a walk and then snorkel in a reef area designated for snorkelling which is fronted by a concreted area with basic deck chairs, a bar and toilet facility. Not the best place of places for corals etc but pleasant all the same to explore and see some marine life. There was a young sea snake near the shore that I missed. The resort has is a fancy restaurant and bar overlooking the bay where it might be nice to have a drink or meal, and watch the sunset. Boats to the island leave from near the Grand Hotel.
    Written 3 December 2023
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  • Ragdad
    Raglan, New Zealand229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have visited the museum a few times and the sand drawing artist has always been away. He was also away on this trip but a trainee created some excellent drawings for us.
    A few people have commented on the lighting level. Low lighting levels are needed in museums displaying textiles. Vanuatu museum has tried to solve this by lowering light levels and installing UV film on the cabinet glass. This combination has made the signs in the cabinets unreadable. The museum needs to seek assistance from museum experts in other Pacific countries on how to work out better displays.
    The Lapita pottery is a treasure. No worry with lights on it so illumination on these exhibits please.
    Written 16 October 2019
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  • Wingecarribee
    Canberra, Australia2,128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History, culture, natural history. Great way to find out a bit about the country you are visiting. Not a fancy air-con building but a relaxed cultural experience, especially the talk and demonstrations (sand drawing & music) given by a welcoming, enthusiastic guide. Displays on traditional culture, history and fauna. Vanuatu sand drawing is a listed World Heritage cultural item. Recommend a visit to the museum.
    Written 2 December 2023
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