Sandalwood island - an adventurer's dream come
Are you looking for a great way to view some of the most exotic real
estate in the South Pacific? Erromango Island offers visitors a
number of walking and hiking trails, as well as caves to be explored and much more. This island is an adventurer's
dream come true. With limited holiday accommodation available, few roads
and no nightlife, you will have a peaceful, enjoyable time on the island.
Home to sandalwood
Erromango Island was once the home of large sandalwood forests. The explorer Peter Dillon made the island famous for its
stands of this aromatic wood and also opened the gates to abuse and deforestation. The island has also suffered
from the hands of slavers, and continues to undergo deforestation at the hands of unscrupulous logging
|Erromango island was once known for its sandalwood
leading to its deforestation, against which the islanders are fighting.
However, the island is fighting back with the help of outside nations
and the creation of numerous parks and reserves is underway. The islanders, themselves, have also begun to fight
back against the logging companies, ensuring that their livelihoods and the beauty of the island remain
What's to See on the
You'll find a wide variety of things to explore on the island. You
can enjoy the sight of the few remaining sandalwood trees, as well as explore virgin kauri forests (mostly found in New Zealand). In addition, you can grab a guide and head across
to Suva Beach for some exploration. You'll find caves with ancient cave paintings to explore,
as well as several ruins in the area.
|Backpacking is a great way to explore Erromango island, which has many hiking and
walking trails, where you can explore its interesting features.
In addition, the island is littered with walking and hiking trails.
If you enjoy backpacking, this is one of the best places for it. You can walk across the island from
Dillon's Bay to Port Narvin, or head up the coast to Ipota. The trip down the
South River is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the island, as well.
Where to Stay on
The island has no resorts or hotels, though bungalows are available.
Meteson's House in Dillon Bay offers comfortable accommodations and you'll find similar lodgings
in Port Narvin. Camping and exploring are excellent ways to stay on the island, though day trips from other islands
are available to help you enjoy your trip.
Getting Around Erromango
Getting around the island is accomplished on foot. Few roads exist,
though logging roads and trails can be found. Walking is the predominant form of transportation on the island,
though you'll find a few islanders with 4x4's (SUV) and speedboats. Boats are the best way to get around the island