Idyllic beaches, balmy breezes, spectacular reefs and friendly Ni-Vanuatu locals
A short flight from Australia's east coast will see you enjoying the warm waters and South Pacific charm of Vanuatu – a group of islands perfect for a quick weekend away from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Vanuatu is a land locked in time – its secluded beaches, volcanic atolls and ancient villages can make a weekend getaway feel like a journey to another world. Kick off your Vanuatu holiday in capital Port Vila on the island of Efate where rolling countryside gives way to beach-lined coast. Enjoy local flavours at a city market, relax with a drink at a kava bar and take your time exploring the French-infused streets.
One of Vanuatu's best features is its people – locals are renowned for their friendliness, proud to share their country and eager to show you the top attractions in Vanuatu. Feel the heat of active volcanoes like the accessible Tanna Yasur which glows at night and offers an incredible, unpredictable excursion. Cool things off with parasailing, kayaking and a wide range of watersports sure to keep you active on your weekend escape, or join a cultural tour and experience the rich customs of village life.
Vanuatu's pride and joy is its diving scene. Superb underwater vistas invite keen divers and snorkelers to explore the sunken SS President Coolidge, the largest wreck dive in the world, as well as grottos and caves teeming with colourful, curious marine life. On your island-hopping adventures, become a spectator for the day and watch the land diving (Nagol) ritual on Pentecost Island before winding down with a spot duty-free shopping or a round of golf on Espiritu Santo island. Chat to a Flight Centre consultant about accommodation, airfares and tours and before you know it you could be hiking through dreamy waterfall-laden jungle on a short break to Vanuatu.