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Our Biggest Giveaway EVER - A Dream Trip For Two To Vanuatu!

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When it comes to popular holiday destinations, Australians tend to flock towards the same places every year, which can sometimes result in an overcrowded and underwhelming trip. But there is a destination where you’ll find unspoilt rainforest, cascading waterfalls, pristine blue water and serious relaxation, away from the hustle and bustle of popular tourist traps, and it’s right on Australia’s doorstep.

That’s right, to experience it for yourself, we’re offering one lucky reader a curated getaway for two to Vanuatu!

Find out what’s in store for our winner below…

30th January, 2020

Havannah Boat House in Vanuatu, perched on the ocean’s edge on Efate Island. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Looking out from Havannah Boat House to the crystal waters of Havannah Harbour. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

The prize package includes a delicious hosted meal with local produce. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

A villa at Havannah Boat House. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Heaven! Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Inside the luxury accommodation. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

A villa at Havannah Boat House. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Where the pool overlooks the ocean! Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Pottery and weaving classes. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Creative arts are an important part of Ni-Vanuatu culture. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Mele Cascades, one of Vanuatu’s spectacular waterfalls. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

This could be you and a friend in Vanuatu! Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Made up of over 80 islands, Vanuatu is renowned for its oceans and pristine white sand beaches. Photo – courtesy of Vanuatu Tourism.

Sally Tabart
Thursday 30th January 2020

Vanuatu is renowned for its rugged natural beauty, rich local culture and of course – the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear ocean waters.

Thanks to Vanuatu Tourism, one TDF reader and their friend will soon touch down in the Pacific Island nation, covering the following dream itinerary over five days!

FLY

Our winner will jet off to Port Vila, located a four-and-a-half-hour direct flight from Melbourne, three from Sydney, and just over two from Brisbane.

Port Vila is Vanuatu’s capital city on the island of Efate. The most comfortable way to get around here is by car, which our winner will receive courtesy of Hertz.

STAY

Just half an hour drive from Port Vila is Havannah Boat House – a secluded private villa nestled on the sheltered waters of the Havannah Harbour. The luxury accommodation offers a variety of diverse experiences and is close to incredible culinary and cultural offerings, including markets, cafes and chocolatiers.

EAT

Venture into the Port Vila’s industrial estate (near the airport) and you’ll find community cafe, K2. The cafe is set up in shipping containers, uses local produce and is mostly frequented by locals, making it all the more special for tourists to discover. Make sure to grab a coffee using locally sourced and brewed coffee beans from the nearby volcanic island of Tanna.

Our winners will enjoy a delicious catered dinner made by the cafe, hosted directly on the Havannah Boat House site. K2 also provides catering across the island – meaning you can order directly to your villa!

DO

It wouldn’t be a TDF itinerary without something creative!

Havannah Boat House has its very own studio where local experts teach regular workshops on pottery, weaving and screen printing. Our winners will have the opportunity to make their own beautiful wares with a local artisan at a complimentary workshop that covers pottery, weaving and fabric painting.

There’s also a stunning pool on site to unwind and relax, and a private jetty extending to the beautiful Havannah Harbour.

If getting out in the action is more your thing, there are plenty of incredible activities across the island that you can really explore with a car. Foodies can make a pit stop at Gaston Chocolatier, makers of incredibly fine quality produced from pure single-origin Vanuatu cocoa.

Pick up some local handicrafts and support the community at Mama’s market, a marketplace that showcases the local weaving styles of the island.

There are so many amazing places to cool down and have a dip across the island – from dazzling Eton Beach to the Mele or Lololima cascades.

THE PRIZE

Thanks to Vanuatu Tourism, we are SO excited to offer one lucky reader the most epic giveaway in TDF history: a trip for two people to Vanuatu with flights and accommodation.

Included is:

– Return flights for 2 people to Vanuatu from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane (blackout periods apply including school holidays and pending availability)
– 4 x nights at Havannah Boat House for two people (dates subject to availability from May – December 2020)
– 1 x pottery/fabric painting/weaving class for two guests
– 1 x hosted meal by K2 Kitchen for two guests
–Hertz car hire for the duration of the stay (5 days)

To enter, tell us in 25 words or less why Vanuatu is your dream holiday destination in the form below. Entries will close on Thursday February 13th at 5pm (AEDT). Winners will be notified on Friday February 14th. Please read the terms and conditions for more information + conditions of entry.

For more spectacular accommodation, breathtaking places to visit and things to do on your next holiday, visit the Vanuatu Tourism website here.

< Please note competition is now closed. Winner was drawn on contacted on Friday, February 14th 2020. For more details please visit our terms and conditions page>. 

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