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Eden on the River
Eden on the River

Eden on the River

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Rentapau Efate, Port Vila

The Basics

Choose from basic entry packages to Eden on the River, which include admission to Rentapao River, tropical gardens, and animal park—ideal if you are on a budget or want to explore independently. If you have more time, choose an all-day package, which typically includes all of the above, plus mini golf, guided tours, and Bridges of Eden access. Some multi-destination tours offer stops at Eden on the River. Book tickets online in advance to save time.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Eden on the River is ideal for adventurous travelers and families looking for diversions in Vanuatu.

  • Children aged 3 and under enter for free, while children aged between 4 and 14 receive discounted admission.

  • There’s an on-site animal park, playground, and cafe.

  • Eden on the River is cash only, although New Zealand, Australian, and US dollars are accepted.

  • Eden on the River is neither fully wheelchair nor stroller accessible.

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How to Get There

Eden on the River is situated on Efate Island, just a 20-minute drive (10 miles or 16 kilometers) southwest of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. Most travelers find it easiest to arrive by private vehicle, although for greater convenience, some excursion options include round-trip transportation. Alternatively, visitors can arrange transfers in advance directly with Eden on the River at an additional cost.

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When to Get There

Eden on the River is open daily. Arrive early to beat the crowds and make the most of your day, especially if you opt for basic entry or all-day admission tickets. Guided experiences at Eden on the River—like the Bridges of Eden excursion or Botanical Garden tour—start at 9:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm daily and typically last for two hours. Alternative times can be organized by prior arrangement.

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What to Do on Efate

Travelers with children on Efate Island are spoiled for choice when it comes to family-friendly activities. After visiting Eden on the River, continue the adventure with zorbing (riding in an inflated orb), go-karting, bubble soccer, and more at Wet ’n’ Wild Adventure Park. Take it easy on a glass-bottom boat tour. Or, get up close and personal with baby turtles at The Reef Vanuatu Zoological.

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