2023 HIBS Vanuatu Trip – Private Trip

Trip ID VNHIBS2023
Departure Date 28/June/2023
Budget Group Airfare – Wellington to Port Vila Return approx $1200
Trip Cost (excluding building contribution) $2800
Building Contribution per person $1000
Estimated Total Trip Cost Excluding Building Contribution $5000

2023 Vanuatu Trip Itinerary for Hutt International Boys School

Our 2023 Hutt International Boys School Volunteer Build  team will build a much needed school classroom for a rural school approximately 20 minutes drive from Port Vila.

The team will assemble at Wellington International Airport on Wednesday 28th June 2023 and fly to Port Vila via Auckland International Airport.  A Volunteer Build team member will meet the team at Port Vila International Airport and transfer you to your accommodation.  After an orientation day, the team will spend 5 days building.  Sunday is a day off to explore more of Port Vila and the island of Efate.   After the building dedication ceremony, the team will head out to Pele Island to visit a school where a 2018 HIBS Volunteer Build team has previously built a kindergarten, as well as having time to enjoy snorkeling, swimming and R & R.   The team will return by boat and road back to Port Vila on Friday before departing on your flight back to Wellington on Saturday 8th of July 2023.


Sharing twin/triple/quad apartments in Port Vila; shared dorm guesthouses on Pele Island.


Hired vans & boat

Building Contribution

Each person contributes NZ$1,000 to fund the building materials the team will use on their build.


You will need to consult your doctor, however common vaccinations required are Tetanus, Diphtheria, MMR, Hepatitis A, typhoid, flu vax, chicken pox (unless you have had it) and COVID-19. Dengue fever and malaria can be present at times in Vanuatu so discuss a management plan with your doctor that includes DEET-based repellent. Remember it’s not just you who needs protection – it’s the local kids and families you interact with as well. Your parents will be asked to sign a vaccination confirmation form for you before departure.


No visa required for Vanuatu for NZ passports however 6 months validity on your passport is required.  If you hold another country’s passport, please check any entrance visa requirements as you may need to apply for a tourist visa in advance.

Travel insurance

Is compulsory and is included in your trip cost.  Our group policy is underwritten by Covermore and includes special endorsements for coverage for volunteer building and some COVID 19 coverage.  Some pre existing conditions are automatically covered, while others may require you to pay a surcharge over and above what’s included in your trip fee to get coverage.

Trip Guardians

HIBS teachers will be your trip guardians.  Your parents will be required to sign Parental Consent documentation before departure.


All meals are included in the trip cost except for meals at Wellington, Auckland and Port Vila airports.  Team members should bring an allowance for snacks and drinks.

Trip Cost Excludes

  1. Vaccinations
  2. Any pre existing surcharge on travel insurance
  3. Personal drinks and snacks
  4. Personal spending money
  5. Return transport to and from HIBS to Wellington International Airport


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