Essential Port Vila Experiences
Port Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu. It is also the primary destination for most visitors of the country. First time visitors may find themselves at a loss (or overwhelmed) by the choices of things to do.
So in order to help you out, the team here at Air Vanuatu have come up with a list of the five essential things you should experience when you visit Port Villa, Vanuatu.
At the top of our list are the Mele Cascades. Located just 15 minutes by buggy from Port Vila, the cascades provide a great first taste of Vanuatu’s natural beauty. Enjoy the lush green scenery surrounding the cascades or dive in for a refreshing swim in the pools.
The more adventurous guests can choose to abseil from the 45-50 m tall rock face or explore the hidden cave surrounding the area. Head to the top of the falls and treat yourself to a gorgeous view from top of the lush green fields and forests of Efate Island and the Pacific Ocean.
Vanuatu Jungle Zipline
The Vanuatu Jungle Zipline is a thrilling ride that takes you up to speeds of 100-160 km/hour over the lush green jungles of Vanuatu. But make no mistake about it, despite the adrenaline rush involved, the staff on hand to assist you and are fully trained to keep everybody safe.
Challenge yourself to cross the 80 metre high canyon, and traverse two wobbly suspension bridges and end up on top of a waterfall.
The six zip lines found within The Summit Gardens all make a total of 800 metres worth of high flying adrenaline rush that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Blokarting or “land sailing” is the act of riding a vehicle which looks like a cross between a go kart and a wind sail. Don’t be fooled by this seemingly tame activity as the karts can reach speeds of up to 15 knots or more depending on the winds.
Fun and excitement abound for the whole family as even 5 year olds can enjoy this ride.
Wet ‘N Wild Zorbing
You enter the giant ball. You become the giant ball and roll down one of the longest zorb trails in the world. Great fun is had by all!
Hideaway Island Marine Reserve
Spend the day in this great reserve where you can swim, snorkel, and scuba dive, eat, and just basically relax in the water. The kids will enjoy being able swim with the fishes and learn about the various marine life on the island.
Pro Tip: There’s an underwater post office located nearby from which you can send waterproof postcards to anywhere in the world!
These are just some of the tips that we thought first timers and regular visitors will enjoy. But you shouldn’t limit yourself to just these activities as there are other fun and exciting stuff for you to do in Port Vila. The best way to find out what they are is to meet and interact with the locals and find out other less known attractions you can try.
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