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Vanuatu Waterfalls

Issued : 26.06.2013
Price per Unit (piece): $ 5.40
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alt   Vanuatu is renowned for its natural beauty and an important contributor to this reputation is a series of magnificent, natural waterfalls. Set in stunning rainforest settings, these sites provide the visitors who make the effort, a wonderful vista and a memorable experience.

Vanuatu Post in celebration of Vanuatu’s natural environment brings four spectacular waterfalls to the fore in a striking stamp issue. Their beauty is well depicted in the images chosen and these images will take these natural wonders to an international audience.

Siri Falls, formerly called Santa Maria Waterfall, is120 M high and located about 3 km inland from the eastern coast of the island of Gaua in the northern Vanuatu island group known as Banks and Torres. Lake Letas, sited in a crater at the center of the volcanic island, sits at 600 M above sea level and supplies the waterfall from 3 km away. Access to these falls is difficult but well worth the journey. 

The island of Maewo east of Espiritu Santo has the highest rainfall in Vanuatu at 2500+ mm per year. The island is covered in green, lush vegetation as a result and enjoys abundant fresh water and waterfalls. The largest of these waterfalls is a series of cascades located near the airport on the north end of the Island near the village of Naone. This series of cascades is commonly referred to as Big Wota and is possibly the largest display in the archipelago.

The main destination on west Vanua Lava (also in the Banks-Torres group) is Waterfall Bay. Here the Sasar Waterfalls cascade down from the top of the rocks into a beautiful natural pool, close to the sea. These twin waterfalls are popular with cruising yachts as they are able to anchor close by.

Mele Cascades is one of the Efate’s popular attractions near the capital of Port Vila. The outpouring of an underground spring provides cool, clear and refreshing water set in tropical rainforest. There are five pools which allow visitors to swim and enjoy the cascading water which falls from a height of 50M.


Parameters of Product: Stamps
Designer Denise Durkin, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, New Zealand
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 52.86mm x 25.00mm
Mini Sheet size
Perforation Gauge 14.40 x 14.00
Paper 104 gsm Thai watermark gummed stamp paper
Denominations 40,100,140 and 160 vatu
Period of Sale Issue on sale from 26 June 2013 for a period of 2 years.

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