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A Visit to Vanuatu – Efate

I was recently fortunate enough to visit beautiful Vanuatu. My mum lives there which gave us amazing opportunities to explore off the beaten track.

Beyond the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters is a land of lush jungle and gorgeous smiling people. The markets were a photographers paradise with bright fresh produce and local handicrafts.

The pace of life is easy, and although you can get almost everything you need on the island, is wonderful to see no fast food chains or big corporates.

As well as the children, I fell in love with the local dogs. They were all so friendly, gentle and gorgeous.

A few tips for visiting the main island, Efate: not to be missed are are Mele Cascades, Blue Lagoon and Eton Beach. Snorkling, locals know the best spots. Local markets in Port Vila. Touring around the island and stopping at points of interest such as coconut oil factories and beach huts on pristine beaches. WW2 “museum” in Tanilou Village, collector Earnst will give you a presentation like no other, an absolute treasure.

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Sarah-Kate Coyte - Awesome Lou. I love the kid’s crazy hair :)

Ames - Stunning place and absolutely amazing photos! I want to visit!

Felice and Brad – Engagement Photos at Wenderholm

We had a fantastic photo session at beautiful Wenderholm Regional Park, just north of Orewa. This is a special place to Felice and Brad, and we were rewarded with a glorious,  still winter morning.

Surrounded by  glassy green water and pohutakawa trees, the setting could not have been more idillic, and these two could not have been more lovely.

Felice, you are going to be a stunning bride!

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