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Located on Aore Island, just across the Segond Canal from Luganville, Freshwater Plantation is in the perfect position for a day trip for visitors of all ages.

Freshwater Plantation’s history dates back to WWII when the US military created an allied naval base on Espiritu Santo. The Plantation supplied the military with fresh water, which is where it got its name.

Today, owners Klaas and Maria have transformed the plantation into an organic farm that also offers a range of fun, family friendly experiences and a delicious restaurant that serves locally-sourced cuisine with a modern twist. Stay for 2 hours or all day – it’s up to you!

All tours include return transfers from Saint Michel wharf where the boat will be waiting to take you across to Aore Island.  On arrival, your guide will meet you and take you up to the Plantation House Restaurant where a short briefing is given before you start your tour. 



Available: on Santo Island

Number of Cars Available: 2

Automatic or Manual

Car Types + Price:    Isuzu 4x4 (new), Manual – 12,000vt per day + fuel

                                 Toyota RAV4, Automatic – 10,000vt per day + fuel

Insurance Available

Drive on Sealed Roads Only

Airport Pick Up

Airport Drop Off



Visitor Feedback

Aore Freshwater Plantation is something not to be missed in Santo! We did not know what to expect and we had such a pleasant surprise! It was the perfect way to end our holiday in Vanuatu.
— Lydia, Australia (2018)