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Nauru: Escape to an island experience in the middle of nowhere

Situated in the sub-region of Micronesia, in the western Pacific Ocean, is Nauru. As the world’s smallest independent republic, it is home to little more than 13,000 residents. Nauru offers you the opportunity to escape the busy routine of your daily life. The leading attractions include Anibare Bay, Buada Lagoon, Command Ridge and Moqua Caves.

Get ready to discover this remote island destination, because cheap flights to Nauru are now available for a limited time! Nauru is home to Nauru International Airport (INU), which is in the main district of Yaren, a 10-minute drive from the centre of Yaren. Nauru International Airport serves the flag carrier of Nauru, Nauru Airlines. To get from Johannesburg to Nauru, take a flight with Qantas to Brisbane and, from there, Nauru Airlines will take you to Nauru.

Why visit Nauru

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Exceptional Wildlife

As an island which rose from the ocean floor, no animals originated in Nauru. Over thousands of years, various bat and bird species, as well as other creatures, came to the island through various means.

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Traditional Cuisine

Due to the high diversity of the island’s inhabitants, you’re guaranteed the pleasure of a great number of different dishes. Try out coconut crusted fish or dine at the island’s many Chinese restaurants.

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Adventure Opportunities

As an island nation seemingly in the middle of nowhere, your need for adventure won’t be disappointed. Explore the Moqua Caves or venture further out and explore the other islands in the Pacific Ocean.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Currency Australian Dollar (AUD)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.10 AUD
Language Nauruan / English
Hub Airport Nauru International Airport (INU)
Airline Nauru Airlines
Time Zone GMT + 12
Travel Adaptor Type I

Best time to visit Nauru

Nauru experiences daytime temperatures of over 30°C and plenty of rainfall throughout the year. The driest season is between March and October, which is when most tourists visit this island destination. To skip the crowds, book a cheap flight to Nauru during November. This is the start of the monsoon season, but you will still experience the country’s moderate conditions during this time.

Weather & Climate in Nauru (Yaren)

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C
High °C 31°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 284 251 205 203 128 111 145 140 116 104 115 254

Treat yourself to the wonderful experience of an escape to this remote island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. Nauru’s incredibly small size allows you to get around the circumference in a short time (approximately 30 minutes by car, or approximately 4 hours on foot).

Nauru is best known for its coral reef and beautifully palm-tree-fringed beach of Anibare Bay on the east coast. Head inland towards Buada Lagoon, a gorgeous tropical body of water (the only one on the island), surrounded by tropical vegetation – a fantastic setting to take pictures. At the highest point of Nauru, you will find Commander Ridge, a former Japanese outpost during the Second World War.

For the adventurous and aspiring explorers, there are the Moqua Caves in the district of Yaren. Discover a limestone plateau, which has formed low cliffs and caves. These caves will also lead you to the Moqua Well, the source of Nauru’s drinking water. If your thirst for adventure isn’t quenched yet, there are the other islands of the western Pacific Ocean to explore!

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South African passport holders will need a visa to enter Nauru. Your passport will need to be valid for six months after your arrival date in Nauru, and have 1 blank page for visa stamps.

The South African High Commission in Canberra, Australia, is accredited to Nauru.

Address: Rhodes Place, State Circle, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2600

Phone: + 61 2 6272 7300

Email: admin.canberra@dirco.gov.za

Make sure to visit your doctor and get all the routine vaccinations four to six weeks before you depart. Other diseases you may need to guard against include the following:

• Hepatitis A (spread through contaminated food and water)

• Typhoid (spread through contaminated food and water)

• Hepatitis B (spread through sexual contact and contaminated needles)

There is no risk of yellow fever in Nauru. The government of Nauru requires you to produce proof that you have received vaccination for this disease, if you are coming from a country where yellow fever is a risk.

Ask for advice before venturing out into the waters surrounding Nauru. There are strong currents and dangerous marine animals on the reef floor.

Take care to avoid interacting with individuals involved in the trafficking of drugs and narcotics, as these are criminal offences that carry severe punishments.

Open displays of affection between same-sex partners may offend some of the locals, so be modest when out in public.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Yaren
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 173.60
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 71.48
Cappuccino (regular) R 23.32 R 22.34 R 42.96
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 18.79
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 39.50 R 37.50 R 255.30
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