Freshwater Plantation Adventure

Tours Aore

Phone: +678 37366


Just 15 minutes from Luganville, our farm adventure awaits you. Freshwater Plantation is situated on Aore Island opposite Luganville. We grow cocoa – think chocolate! Wander through the coconut tree groves, natural caves, rainforest and interact with the farm animals.


The Adventure: - Boat transfer from the mainland to Freshwater Plantation - Guided walk through the plantation. Try tasting some cocoa beans straight from tree. - Explanation of the process of cocoa growing, harvest, fermenting and drying and processing - See the spectacular bat cave with cathedral ceilings - Climb out of the cave and into the escarpment walks. - Explore the rainforest and various 15-60 minute duration walking trails from escarpment lookout to banyan tree house. - Visit the staff bush camp and pineapple and ginger grove. - For the children, feed the goats, ducks and the hundreds of free range chickens. Freshwater Plantation owners Maria and Klaas came to Vanuatu in 2013 and started turning the derelict coffee and cocoa plantation into a tourist 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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Aore, Espiritu Santo Freshwater Plantation Adventures


15 minutes from Luganville