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“We visited 4 Blue Holes on Espiritu Santo, and this would have to be the biggest”
Review of Matevulu Blue Hole

Matevulu Blue Hole
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Owner description: 20 mins northwest of Luganville
Moreton Island, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“We visited 4 Blue Holes on Espiritu Santo, and this would have to be the biggest”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We accessed this blue hole up the Matevulu River, one of the most pristine rivers I've ever travelled up. We commenced our journey from the river mouth, just over the channel from Oyster Island Resort.

On the way up the river we spotted watercress growing on the banks, local villagers pick this daily for their salad vegetables. The river is salt water and then it becomes very blue and clear the further you go up the river. The scenery along the way is magnificent with huge old banyan trees lining the banks in some parts, and other species of rainforest trees and near the salt water - old mangrove trees.

We kept winding our way along the river and then the water gets clearer and clearer and bluer and bluer as we reached the end of the river and the most beautiful blue hole on Santo. Locals told us it was at least 60 metres deep and fed by a natural spring. Photos don't do it justice. Peaceful, beautiful, pristine, so much untouched beauty. I'll never forget it!

Visited August 2012
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auckland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Blue Hole”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Beautiful, but very hard to find in a private car,one needs a jeep to get there.Ran out of time for a swim but looked unbelievable to be that colour!

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very pretty and refreshing”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Very pretty blue water, nice setting. Water is quite chilly but not enough to keep you from going in. Take your snorkel! (costs to get it)

Visited July 2012
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Bentleigh, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So Blue!”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

We kayaked from our lodging up the river to the blue hole. hibiscus flowers dropped from trees onto glassy dark turquoise water. No one around but the birds. Just gorgeous!

Visited July 2012
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Blue holes beautiful”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We visited 3 blue holes and found them stunning - so clear and beautiful

Visited July 2012
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