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Port Vila Guide
Cheap Flights to Port Vila from Brisbane
The Republic of Vanuatu consists of about 82 small islands and is located in the South Pacific Ocean 1,750 kilometres east of northern Australia. The capitol and its largest city is Port Vila. If you’re travelling from Brisbane to Port Villa your journey can last from 6 to over 24 hours depending on the number of stops and the route your plane takes.
This archipelago with its incredible nature, mesmerising beaches and the warm locals will have you fall in love with this part of the world in no time. If this is your first time searching for cheap flights from Brisbane to Port Vila, we’re sure it won’t be the last, because those who visit these magical islands always come back for more! Webjet is here to make sure you get the best deals and help you to truly enjoy your journey.
Things to do in Port Vila
People who plan a trip to an exotic tropical destination like Port Vila, would probably imagine scenes of lush greenery and peaceful waterfalls, thankfully such a thing is a reality not too far from Port Vila. Etafe is the island where Port Vila is located, and the Mele Cascades is just 20 minutes from the township area. There you can take a walking tour to see the many naturally formed cascading waterfalls, including a path that goes through a waterfall- remember to pack a towel and swimming gear. Also, once you are done with your walks you can take a dip in one of the waterfall pools at the bottom or have a drink in the café while enjoying the view right next to the waterfalls.
Wet N Wild Adventure Park
Once you’ve seen the beautiful sights of the island, it might be time for some excitement as well. If you are in the mood for some aquatic fun then you can head on over to the Wet N Wild Adventure Park. There you can choose from a variety of activities like speeding down a hill on their 90m water slide. Or, maybe you would like to go down a steep hill in a huge air ball that will keep you safe but also hurl you down the hill like a fastball. Traveling with a group of people? See who is fastest and most able driver by testing out your skills on the go kart field. For the daring there is also a human catapult swing at the park as well.
Visit the Ekasup Village
Located just 10 minutes from Port Vila, Ekasup Cultural Village is one of Vanuatu’s main attractions. Learn about the old ways of living on this island and hear all about Vanuatu’s history, traditions and customs from the friendly and warm locals. They will teach you how to make medicine from various herbs, make hunting traps, baskets and local dishes. Take a few hours to learn something new and get to know the true spirit of this island, you won’t regret it!
Best time to visit Port Vila
When should you plan a trip from Brisbane (BNE) to Port Vila?
Return flights from Brisbane to Port Vila can be found any month of the year because this archipelago has a welcoming climate all year round. However, Port Vila does have a wet season and it lasts from November to March. Though warm enough for all activities and swimming, this season is followed by showers and higher humidity levels.
The peak season is from April to October and that’s when the islands are full of visitors from all over the world. So, when should you visit Port Vila? Whenever you choose to visit swimming and all tourist activities will be available, it’s up to you to decide when is the best time for your Brisbane to Port Vila trip!
Departing from Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Brisbane Airport (BNE), being the third largest airport in passenger numbers in Australia, offers more than 80 international and domestic destinations, amongst which are a dozen cheap flights from Brisbane to Port Vila every day. With the help of Webjet finding the right return flights from Brisbane to Port Vila for anyone’s budget is an easy task.
Getting to Brisbane Airport (BNE)
With the assistance of Webjet finding affordable transport to the Brisbane Airport is as easy as finding cheap airfares from Brisbane to Port Vila! The Brisbane Airport (BNE) is located only 17 km outside the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). There are numerous transportation options from Brisbane CBD to the Brisbane Airport (BNE) available at a reasonable price.
If you’re a train person, TransLink trains will take you from Brisbane CBD to BNE in 20 minutes. Tickets for TransLink trains range from $14 to $20. Busses from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to BNE can cost from $2 to $30 and take up to 45 minutes to get to BNE. If you choose to go with a taxi it will take you around 11 minutes to get from Brisbane CBD to the Brisbane Airport and will cost you between $35 and $50.
Parking at Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Brisbane Airport (BNE) has plenty of car parks reserved for all types of travellers, from domestic to international. There are often special parking offers available on the Brisbane Airport’s site as well as the online booking option that always comes with a discount. If you’re in a hurry to catch your Brisbane to Port Vila flight there is a valet parking available as well.
Arriving at the Bauerfield International Airport (VLI)
Located in Port Vila, the Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) welcomes flights from Sydney, Auckland and Brisbane every day. The Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) may be small in size but has the capacity to welcome many international and domestic flights. Located just 6 km away from Port Vila centre.
Getting to Port Vila city centre from the Bauerfield International Airport (VLI)
Not everything will be as easy as finding cheap airfares from Brisbane to Port Vila. There are a couple of transportation options from Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) to Port Vila centre but not all are equally comfortable. Airport transfers must be pre-booked, either directly with the company, through the hotel you’ll be staying in or through an agent. The ticket prices range between $11 and $18. You can catch a regular bus both in front of the international and domestic terminals and they charge around $2 per a person. Make sure to let them know that you’re informed about the cost of the one-way ticket to avoid being charged more for being a tourist. The easiest way to get from VLI to Port Vila is of course by taxi and that journey will cost you from $12 to $25.
Arriving to the Mota Lava Airport (MTV)
Mota Lava Airport (MTV), also known as the Valua Airport, is located 12 km from the island's main centre. It is one of the smallest airports in Vanuatu, with just one runway it has a contract with only one airline company (Air Vanuatu).
Getting to the centre of Mota Lava from the Mota Lava Airport (MTV)
There are not many transportation options from this airport to the centre of the Mota Lava Island. At times just a few cars may be available in front of the airport and hiking to the centre can be the only option.
Arriving to the Ulei Airport (ULB)
Ulei Airport (ULB) is a small airport on the Ambrym Island. The Ambrym Island, also known as the ‘’black’’ island due to its volcanic ash and black magic practice is a must visit island when in Vanuatu!
Getting to centre of Ambrym from the Ulei Airport (ULB)
Ulei Airport (ULB) has just 1 flight per week and this part of the island doesn’t offer many transportation options. It’s great if you’re lucky enough to catch a truck, if not, walking is your only option.
Arriving to the Anelghowhat Airport (AUY)
One of many Vanuatu airports, Anelghowhat Airport (AUY) is located at Aneityum Island better known as a little tropical island paradise. Walking from the airport to other spots of this island may be your only option, since public transportation isn’t a big thing on small islands like this one.
Arriving to the Aniwa Airport (AWD)
Located at the island of Aniwa this small airport connects this island with four other airports, the Dillon's Bay, Futuna, Ipota and Tanna airport. Getting around the Island of Aniwa you’ll have to rely on your feet.