About Freshwater

Freshwater Plantation owners Maria and Klaas came to Vanuatu in 2013 and started renovating a derelict coffee and cocoa plantation into a agri tourism attraction which opened to the public in 2017. Their investment has included the preservation and enhancement of the Aore Island Bat Cave. See our Tours. The property covers over 100 hectare (300 acres); with varied landscape ranging from tended botanical gardens and rolling green lawns by the plantation house to cultivated coconuts and cocoa groves along with vast areas of regrowth coffee and rainforest stretching into the middle of the island.

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Tours of the plantation, the Bat Cave, Escarpment Lookout and Native Gardens are conducted before and after lunch. Extended tours of the island are also available.

Tour packages including lunch are available. Transport to the Plantation from locations on Aore and Luganville are included in the tour packages.

Plantation Ramble

A popular tour taking in the cocoa plantation, visit the goats and ducks, explore the Bat Cave, climb the escarpment up to the lookout, on to the Coffee Camp and the nivan gardens and pineapple patch. Returning via the vegetable and botanical gardens.
DURATION: 2 hours
COST: Adult 4000 vatu - children 50%

Outback Adventure

Extend your Plantation Ramble with a hike into our cool rainforest. Freshwater Plantation extends half way across Aore Island, which in its centre is heavily wooded with huge banyan trees and dense regrowth of the original coffee cultivated by the French planters of earlier last century.
DURATION: 3 hours
COST: Adult 5000 vatu - children 50%

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Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner*

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We have a number of cars for Hire on Santo

12,000 vatu per day

A visit to Santo is not complete without a day at Freshwater Plantation, Aore Island.

For the rest of your visit consider hiring one of our cars to explore Espiritu Santo, up to Champagne Beach, the Blue Hole and Port Olry. All vehicles are 4WD and Air Conditioned.







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