• Blue Holes, Vanuatu: Incredible beauty of mysterious freshwater swimming pools

    October 8, 2017

    Blue Holes, Vanuatu: Incredible beauty of mysterious freshwater swimming pools The river starts to change colour and becomes distinctly bluer as you get closer to the Matevulu Blue Hole. Be prepared for a dunking as you explore the beaches and waterholes of Espiritu Santo on the back of a horse, writes Julie Miller. Lou Lou is pushing through shoulder-deep water, long blonde locks bobbing and golden legs working overtime in an effort to stay afloat. Suddenly she makes a noise unlike anything I’ve heard before – a guttural moan of contentment, as if relishing a deep tissue massage. Lou Lou, […]

  • Vanuatu – Getting into the Swing

    June 25, 2017

    Vanuatu: Getting into the swing 21 Jun, 2017 10:00am × Man meets Nemo, just out of camera shot. Photo / Chris Tarpey NZ Herald Swinging above the clear blue of the lagoon, I felt like Tarzan as I flew through the air and splashed into the cool depths. Untouched rainforest crowded the banks and a short distance away small children swam and washed their clothes. This was my first time in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and before I got here, I knew very little about this island nation. My first surprise was the short flight: about three hours flying direct from […]


    February 2, 2017

    Luke Tscharke is a landscape photographer from Sydney. Discover the stunning vistas he experienced in Vanuatu during his seven-day trip. @tscharke Sunset at Iririki Island Resort & Spa. I managed to capture this frame of the sunset cruise ship in front of the rays of the setting sun. The sails of the ship drawing a long shadow across the water. This place is paradise, and with another 6 days here I plan to show you why! The tropical blue waters of Champagne Beach, Santo Island, Vanuatu. I visited Mount Yasur on Tanna Island. I’ll never forget looking down into the […]

  • 7 reasons Vanuatu needs to be on your Bucket List

    February 2, 2017

    By Matt Donovan | June 27, 2016 ‘Only seven reasons,’ you say? Trust me, you won’t need that many! Last week, myself and an awesome bunch of photographers and filmmakers spent 7 days exploring Vanuatu and capturing the beauty of this South Pacific island. The week before that, the first thing that came to mind when I thought of Vanuatu was ‘Port Vila’ and the countless cruise ships that arrive week after week. I was so pleased to discover that it is infinitely more than just that. Vanuatu is full of adventure, culture, relaxation and some of the most beautiful scenery […]