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Vanua Lava is the largest island of the Banks and Torres. There is plenty to experience there in the northern islands of Vanuatu. Sola is the provincial town for the Banks and Torres Islands, the northern tip of Ravenga island has a surf break onto the reef at high tide but it's not easy to access; you'll need a boat. 

Vanua Lava has mountains, a volcano, crocodiles, reefs, rivers, waterfalls and tropical rainforests that you can visit and be mesmerised. A number of these walks have 'entry fees', so enquire with your hotel or tour guide. If you're based in Sola, you can go on excursions to Mt Sere Ama, an active volcano, the Selva River or Kwakea Island. West Vanua Lava is mountainous and wet with plenty of rainforest and several rivers. The forest on the hills around Vureas Bay is good for bird watching.

Cultural events happening in Vanua Lava includes St Bartholomew festival and Vanua Lava Festival, the Twin waterfall festival which takes places in August and September.