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Mount Yasur

Tanna Island, Vanuatu
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: This relatively short volcano (360 meters above sea level) is regularly active.
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you visit Vanuatu you definitely must go to Tanna and do the trip to Mount Yasur! It is one of those experiences you will never forget. Even though I've only just got round to this review now after being there last September, it is still really exciting to remember it! I thought it would be amazing, but it was... More

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Bega, NSW, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Being in close proximity to Mt Yasur was wonderful fun. We stayed nearby for 2 night and had 2 visits to the volcano, each very different due to the weather. The volcano constantly erupts, giving the impression it's a living, breathing beast - perhaps a dozing dragon - rather than an inanimate mountain. It's no wonder the locals view it... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amazing experience. How close can you get to a REAL LIVE ACTIVE VOLCANO? This close! To begin with, there is a sense of dread as you approach the booming crater to see puffs of smoke and molten magma thrown from the crater. Upon inspection you see that it's a ferocious portal to the centre of the earth. Funnily enough, you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Mount Yasur is definitely worth the trip to Tanna. The mild eruptions are like watching nature's own fireworks (be sure to go at night)!!

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Brisbane, Australie
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Climbing at the top of Volcano in only 45 minutes and watching lava explosion coming out of 2 craters if just an amazing experience! If you go to Vanuatu you have to go and spend the money to get out there and see this show! It's supernatural to be there! Not to be missed!

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Adelaide, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From the White Grass Resort we took an afternoon tour to Mt Yasur - departing at 2pm and arriving back at 7.45pm. This is timed so that you arrive just before dusk and can view the eruptions/smoke in the early evening. All roads on Tanna (we saw) were unsealed and it takes about 90 minutes to drive there - including... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The shear power of this volcano is amazing. We went at dusk and stay to night to watch the lava as it erupted hundred of feet in to the air.

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Mittagong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The trip to the volcano in a 4 wheel drive is surreal. Amazing scenery and insights into a very different world. As a science teacher walking on an active volcano and experiencing natures majesty was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Mt Yasur is everything you believe it will be. Big, brutal, honest and doesn't care about you or safety. You MUST go see this

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is awesome. Do not take children under 7 up because they might get scared of lava and big noises. Great time though and it is awesome. Ashlee age 10

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