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Vanuatu’s Exhilarating Land Diving Festival on Again

March 31, 2016 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

Discover the birth place of the ‘bungee jump’ during the Naghol Land Diving Festival, held on Vanuatu’s Pentecost Island from April through until the end of June.

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Witness the age old tradition of ‘land diving’, still practised today the local ‘land divers’ tie vines to their ankles before leaping from a 30 metre high purpose built wooden tower. If the participant gently grazes their shoulders on the ground then the dive is deemed a success and a good harvest will follow.

Every Saturday from April to June, the festival draws visitors to witness these exhilarating acts of courage. Whilst only locals may dive, the island comes alive with traditional music, dancing and hospitality, creating an intriguing insight into the local culture.

Aside from land diving, Pentecost Island also offers diverse landscapes including pristine beaches and reefs; untouched forests; impressive mountains; and thick jungles, as well as exotic wildlife and all within easy reach for Aussie travellers.

Air Vanuatu is offering two travel packages to experience this year’s Naghol Land Diving Festival:


Day tour from Port Vila every Saturday during the festival including airfare from the capital to Pentecost Island, festival entry fees, local guide and lunch from 39,700 VT (AUD$484) per person.


Two night package staying at Noda Guest House on Pentecost, including breakfast and dinner, festival entry, return flights from Port Vila and a local guide from 43,500 VT (AUD$530).

Air Vanuatu international flights, flying on the new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, start at AUD$515 return ex Sydney or AUD$480 ex Brisbane per person. Based on a minimum of two people travelling and includes all taxes. Sale runs until 31 May, 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information or to book these packages and/or flights visit or call 1300 780 737

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