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Fascinating spot

The history of the Japanese prison, the bomber track and WWII history is really intriguing. With a lack of tourist signage you truly feel like the first person since the war ended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The history of the Japanese prison, the bomber track and WWII history is really intriguing. With a lack of tourist signage you truly feel like the first person since the war ended to venture through this part of the nation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The central plateau of Nauru, more usually referred to as "Topside", was the area from which phosphate has been mined for fertiliser for more than 100 years. Some mining is still going on. The result is a rough wilderness of limestone coral pinnacles that in many areas has been covered with regrowth, but is totally unsuitable for any productive purposes.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This was the best part about being on Nauru. The scenery there is awesome, a real once in a life time thing. It's rough driving here, but once your there it's pretty cool. I really liked it ! - if you can get onto the island, go and see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It was an amasing experience - but quite distressing too. They are destroying the last remaining pristine bush in order to get to the phosphate below - the refugee camps in the far distance. It's not a pleasant place and often not possible to get up there. It's secure access only.

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