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Flights to Gaua Island

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Gaua Island is the second-largest island in Vanuatu's Banks Islands. It's known for its remoteness and traditional Melanesian culture. The island is characterised by dense jungle, a humid climate, and rugged terrain. Gaua is home to Mount Garet, an active volcano, and Siri Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in the South Pacific. The locals here are known for their laid-back way of life and their unique water music dance performances. If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination with outstanding natural beauty, Gaua Island is a great choice.

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Airports near Gaua Island

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Gaua Island. Here's 4 airports that serve Gaua Island.

Santo-Pekoa International Airport

Located on Espiritu Santo Island, Santo-Pekoa International Airport is the closest international airport to Gaua Island. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Luganville, the main town on Espiritu Santo Island, to the port where you can catch a boat to Gaua Island.


Bauerfield International Airport

Situated in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu on Efate Island, Bauerfield International Airport is another option for travellers heading to Gaua Island. It is about a 3-hour drive from Port Vila to the port where you can catch a boat to Gaua Island.


Norsup Airport

Norsup Airport is a regional airport located on Malekula Island, which is relatively close to Gaua Island. From Norsup Airport, you can take a domestic flight to Gaua Island's airport, which is served by Air Vanuatu.


Lamap Airport

Lamap Airport is another regional airport on Malekula Island that offers domestic flights to Gaua Island. From Lamap Airport, you can connect to Gaua Island's airport with Air Vanuatu.

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Buy your flights to Gaua Island and pay later

Did you know that you can buy your flights to Gaua Island now and pay later at Alternative Airlines?

With Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), you have the freedom to spread the cost of your flights to Gaua Island over time, usually on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly period! There are interest-free options available, however, you'll need to check this beforehand with the lending provider.

Using BNPL for your flights to Gaua Island gives you greater flexibility when managing the budget for your flights, ensuring a stress-free trip!

Things to do in Gaua Island

With a wide variety of attractions in Gaua Island, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

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Lake Letas

The largest freshwater lake in Vanuatu, Lake Letas is a giant horseshoe-shaped caldera lake located at the center of Gaua Island. Formed by the collapse of a volcano, the lake is surrounded by lush rainforests and offers stunning views. Visitors can take a boat tour on the lake, go kayaking, or swim in its refreshing waters.

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Mount Gharat

Gaua's volcanic heart, Mount Gharat is an active volcano that towers over the island. While currently not accessible due to its ongoing volcanic activity, Gaua offers breathtaking views of the volcano from various locations. Hikers can trek to the rim of the volcano's caldera for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

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Siri Falls

Located on the eastern edge of Lake Letas, Siri Falls is a cascading waterfall that plunges into the lake below. The falls are a popular spot for swimming and picnicking and offer a refreshing escape from the tropical heat. Visitors can take a short hike to the top of the falls for stunning views of the lake and surrounding rainforest.

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