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Untouched raw natural beauty

The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is located some 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands

 

Discover AORE ISLAND & BEYOND

The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is located some 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. It was named New Hebrides during its colonial period. Vanuatu is only 2.5 hours flying time North East of Brisbane and 3.5 hours from Sydney, Australia. It's a little over 2 hours from Auckland, New Zealand. There are regular flights from New Zealand, Honiara, Australia, Noumea and Fiji.

Most of the 83 islands that make up Vanuatu are mountainous and of volcanic origin, and have a tropical or subtropical climate. The nation's largest towns are the capital Port Vila, which is situated on Efate, and Luganville, on Espiritu Santo.

Two Canoes is located on the water's edge of Aimbuei Bay, Aore Island, Northern Vanuatu (Espiritu Santo).

Aore Island is famous for its diving and fishing, there are existing resorts & lodges on the island catering for tourists and is extremely safe and welcoming.

During WWII over 400,000 US soldiers utilised Aore Island as an R & R base and many relics still remain today.

 

Hand Picked Touring Options

Two Canoes have carefully handpicked the best Santo has to offer as we tailor our guests touring itinerary to match individual needs. Touring options include:

Luganville - Spend time in Luganville, the main town of Santo where there is a local market with fresh produce and local crafts, a number of cafe and restaurants

Dive and Snorkel - at some of the most amazing sites including Million Dollar Point, the SS President Coolidge, USS Tucker, Blue Holes, coral reefs and more

Picnicking - Spend time relaxing or picnicking on the bare white sand beaches, Lonoc, Golden Beach, Port Olry and Champagne Beach which all have picnic spots

Fishing - Take a fishing charter to catch marlin, wahoo, Spanish mackerel, giant trevally and numerous species of tuna including albacore and yellow fin

Kayak - from island to island enjoying the crystal clear blue water for which Santo has become renowned

Blue Holes - Visit one of Santo's amazing Blue Holes for a swim or a snorkel. These holes are a true natural wonder where crystal clear fresh water comes to the surface through layers of limestone and coral producing water of a jewel quality blue

Millennium Cave - walk through this 50 metre high cave full of bats, stalactites, stalagmites and water sculptured rocks. During the trek you can swim in waterfalls, take time out for a picnic in a tropical rainforest and swim down the river in a tropical gorge.

Horse Riding - ride a horse through blue lagoons and untouched beaches.

Jet Ski - the quickest and fun way to see sites via the water!

Freshwater Plantation - explore a nearby cave on a guided tour

Aore Island Coffee - visit the roastery and coffee shop and gain an understanding of Aore Islands newest industry.

Jogging Tracks - the Aore Island ring road is flat and is ideal for long walks or for your daily jog. 

School Visit - drop off your school materials and meet the next generation of Aore Island