Vanuatu What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by globetrott
  • What to Pack
    by globetrott
  • What to Pack
    by globetrott

Vanuatu What to Pack

  • Something you can get there, some not

    I find it handy a convertible travel bag: it can be wide opened up for convenient storage; it can be carried either with a belt or shoulder straps.a smaller backpack is useful for daily trips and excursions, and also to bring (in an inside pocket) passport and money. According to which kind of journey you are planning, you can buy everything you...

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  • For hanging out in Port Vila/Efate

    Bring a roomy-ish day bag for general around town and on tours, and a beach bag for longer day trips. Thongs (or flip flops), maybe some dressier ones for evening wear if you feel inclined. No heels! Some people do wear them, but the paths aren't what I'd call even. Bring some comfortable walking sandals, but don't bother with proper shoes if...

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  • Nappies - buy them over there!!

    We were heavily warned about the expense of nappies in Vanuatu, so we packed as many as possible to find that not only are the supermarkets well stocked with nappies, but the price is literally only a few dollars more than in Australia. I would advise parents to take only enough nappies for a few days and buy what you need there. Packing for kids...

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  • No real surprises - the usual stuff.

    Slip on style wetsuit shoes (I don't know what they are called?) would have been very useful. Would save you cutting yourself on coral/rocks and also useful for walking through waterfalls and springs.It's steamy and humid all the time - you tend to sweat a lot and hence go through a lot of clothes. I know the general rule of travel is to pack...

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  • You can pick up lots of stuff in Vila

    If you are back packing - like anything a nice big backpack! Summer clothes - however if you are staying for over a month, then a jumper and long trousers are really good. Basically you get acclimatised really quickly, within say 2 weeks; and 24 degrees can be chilly enough for goosebumps! Believe me, it happens! Shoes - thongs. Unless you intend...

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  • Bring plenty of toilet paper!

    Although the toilet/bathroom facilities are of an acceptable standard around the capital of Port Vila, if you wish to venture further afield you should pack plenty of toilet paper. You do have to travel further around the island to access some of the more stunning reefs, lagoons, islands and beaches etc. The bathroom facilities range fron non...

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  • Photography.

    I do not like digital cameras so I always travel with my Minolta SLR camera with 2 lenses (1x 35/80 and 1x 75/300 zoom), a two times converter, a polariser for both lenses, a spare battery and 10 spare rolls of 400 asa film (36) with 1 loaded into the camera. I find you do not have to worry about the expensive batteries required for the remote...

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  • Don't forget your snorkel!

    Flip-flops if you want to blend in with the locals -- EVERYONE wears them here! A pair of closed shoes with good grip that you don't mind walking through water in if you plan to visit the Mele Cascades. Sunscreen and DEET containing mosquito repellant of course. Nearly all the toiletry brands available in Australia are available at the Au Bon...

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  • Guard against mosquitos and the sun.

    Pack suitable footwear for walking around. If you plan to go to the waterfalls take along an old pair of sandshoes as they can get quite muddy. One friend who did the hike threw hers away afterwards! Mosquito repellent is recommended as I was told there is a small chance of contracting malaria. You will be spending many hours in the sun [...

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  • Packing...

    Take an extra bag for when you go home...you will probably buy a few things while in Vanuatu... ;) Light and casual clothing is about all you will need. Plus maybe one pair of long pants and a light jacket. You should bring most stuff from home but you can buy things at the chemist and supermarket (at a high price). Take lots of film or huge...

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  • DON'T FORGET......

    Summer clothes are a must. It is very humid and you want to be comfortable, so pack prepared for it. Sandals/thongs are fine for most things, but if you are planning on doing some bush walks, then running shoes would probable be best. Insect repellant is a must, and so is sunscreen. Moisturiser and bandaids will also come in handy. Don't forget...

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  • Bring the basics

    Bring a general bag to put stuff in during the day, around tours and in town. If you're planning a tour to a village, take shoes that can get muddy, cause they will. It took a good hour, a scrubbing brush, loads of hot water and alot of patience to get three pairs of sneakers clean!Other than that, pack both cold and hot weather clothing, for all...

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  • Packing List

    If you are visiting in the summer don't bother taking warm clothing. It is unbelievably humid, even at night. Pack light and take a long sleeve cotton shirt just in case of a cold snap. we visited in March and yes, mosquito's were a problem. Take plenty of repellent along.

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  • Packing List

    All you need as far as bags are concerned, one large duffle type bag ot suit case will carry all you need. Take with you a back pack for genral day use. We took our own fishing rods and tackle with us and the air lines where very helpfull towards us, they didn't charge us for being over weight. If taking your won fishing rods the cheapest and I...

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  • Packing List

    If visiting cascades waterfall you will need old shoes as you must walk through water and mud. I took malaria tablets while in Vanuatu and wore plenty of RID when out at night. I saw the most mosquitoes at cascades waterfall and at L'Houstalet restuarant. An underwater camera is very handy to have when the majority of your holiday is spent in...

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  • Packing List

    Light. Raincoat/umbrella. I didn't use Malaria-pills. Some might want to bring them. It's close to equator, it's humid. Camping is rarely a option.The water is fairly warm all year. There are electric breakdowns now and then. Bring cash.

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