If we asked you to name your top 5 dream fishing destinations, we are pretty confident that Vanuatu would be included in your list, especially if you’re a keen angler. But Vanuatu is not just an angler’s paradise – it is also a tropical haven that is virtually untouched by commercialism and unruly tourism trades. If you want to explore this South Pacific gem, then here are some tips on how to get to Vanuatu.
Where Is Vanuatu Located?
Vanuatu is a small nation consisting of many islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. This nation’s neighbours include Australia to the east, Fiji in the west, Solomon Islands in the south and New Caledonia in the north. Because of its secluded location, Vanuatu is a perfect hideaway destination for those who are wanting to go somewhere away from the tourist traps. In addition, being surrounded by pristine ocean waters means this archipelago is an angler’s paradise. The seas are abundant with huge game fish such as marlin, yellowfin and dogtooth tuna to name a few.
How to Get to Vanuatu
Port Vila is the main gateway to Vanuatu. To get there via plane, it will take around 2.5 hours from Brisbane, 3.5 hours from Sydney and around 2 hours from Auckland. Also, there are direct flights from neighbouring countries and cities like Noumea, Nadi and Honiara. Flights are catered by various international airlines including Air Vanuatu, the country’s flag carrier. Connecting flights are available in other major cities in Australia and New Zealand.
The easiest way to get to Vanuatu is to travel from the east coast of Australia or from Auckland, New Zealand. Airlines such as the aforementioned Air Vanuatu and Virgin Australia are the ones that offer affordable flights to Port Vila, especially when booking in advance. If you’re coming from the United States, however, you might be best to take a direct flight to Fiji and then connect with a flight to Vanuatu from there.
And that is how to get to Vanuatu fast. If fishing is part of your itinerary, book a fishing trip with us. Check our schedules here. And if you’re looking for a place to stay in Vanuatu, Trees and Fishes is the perfect choice. Check out their website here.