Vanuatu – arrival
Airplane: Airlines that regularly offer scheduled flights to and from Vanuatu include the national airline Air Vanuatu as well as Quantas Airways, Aircalin, Air Pacific and Pacific Blue.
Both Pacific Blue and Air Vanuatu operate direct flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Port Vila. Air Vanuatu also flies direct to Melbourne. Air Vanuatu also offers direct flights to and from Auckland as well as flights via Noumea (New Caledonia), Honiara (Solomon Islands) and Nadi (Fiji). Aircalin and Air Pacific also have flights to and from Noumea and Nadi.
Airports:Bauerfield, Vanuatus International Airport, is six kilometers north of the capital, Port Vila. The airport also offers a currency exchange office, a café and shopping facilities.
Ship: The most important ports of the island state are in Port Vila, Espititu Santo and Forari. There is a monthly boat connection from Noumea (New Caledonia) to Port Vila, Malakula and Santo.
Travelers with their own yacht can obtain more information on entry and customs regulations from the Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club and the customs and immigration authorities in Port Vila, Sola (Vanua Lava), Luganville (Santo) and Lenakel (Tanna).
Vanuatu – Landmarks
Vanuatu has a large number of different sights to offer tourists.
The stone monoliths on the island of Gaua should not be missed. The stones served as markings for old dance venues.
There are interesting rock carvings to be seen on the island of Aneitym, as well as an impressive drainage system.
Lapita sites can be visited on the islands of Aoba, Malo, Malakula, Efate and Erromango. The remains of the Lapita culture can be seen almost everywhere on these islands. According to scientific research, the Lapita people are believed to have come from New Guinea about three thousand years ago. The islands’ highly developed pottery culture is said to be an inheritance of the Lapitas. The pottery finds make it easy to understand the settlement of the western Pacific by the Lapitas. For more information about the continent of Oceania, please check dentistrymyth.com.