Your ship will anchor offshore and the ship’s tender boats
will provide a regular service to and from Mystery Island
throughout the day.
You won’t need any transportation!
Locals occasionally sell food and drink onshore. Lunch will
be served onboard as usual. Quarantine authorities do not
generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and
meat products or sandwiches to be taken off the ship, however
commercially packaged confectionery, chips and bottled
drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
Handicrafts, sarongs, woven hats, floral shirts and other
locally made items are available for purchase from the stalls
onshore. There is even a hair-braiding service. Any souvenirs
thatare made of plant material or animal products must be
declared to quarantine authorities on arrival in Australia or
New Zealand. Plant material such as certain seeds and animal
products including feathers may be restricted or need to be
treated at the owners’ expense on arrival in Australia or New
Zealand. Bargaining is not customary in Vanuatu.
The southern part of Vanuatu has a sub-tropical climate –
sunny and humid with occasional rain showers. Dry season
is from May to October. Make sure you stay hydrated and
sheltered from the sun.
Credit cards and charge cards are not accepted anywhere
on the island. Australian dollars are accepted, but change
may not be available. We recommend that you take small
denominations of Australian dollars ashore.