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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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Qld
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

a wonderful place, to see how the awe of a volcano captures the imagination and attention of people. The locals have so much respect for this volcano and it shows in how they respond to others who visit, we knew to be cautious, but some people were extreme in walking around the rim. Don't forget the volcano is unpredictable! But... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A highlight of any visit to Tanna, it requires a 2 hour trip on some very rough road to get to but worth every minute. As you cross the main divide of the island you can stop to view the forested hills and bays to the North and the smoking volcano to the south. It is here you first hear... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As a former geology student (and, you know, person!) I was very excited to see an active volcano! I loved the health and safety - just a single sign that said "Think Safety". You can walk right up to the crater edge - as long as you are thinking safety you should be fine. Seriously folks, don't fall off the... More

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brisbane
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very special once-in-a-lifetime experience! Quite exhilarating! We stayed at the Evergreen Bungalows overnight after a short flight from Efate. We chose to see the volcano at sunset when it is at it’s most dramatic. After a 2hr drive through villages and beautiful countryside, you arrive at the ash field at the base of Mt Yasur (which is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Yasur camping ground is the best place to stay.... right at the foot of the volcano! They took us on a tour at night where we stood on the edge of the volcano, we could even see the glowing red of the volcano from the dining room!

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Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Do it. It's great fun. Go up in late afternoon and don't rush down. Wait until it's really dark and it look its best.

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Montreal, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You would probably never have the chance to stand on the edge of a raging volcano except here in Tanna. It is incredibly impressive and truly the most memorable trip I'll ever have in my life!

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed nearby and walked up with kids from the village who told us not to go past the main viewing area as people do get hit by flying rocks, however after seeing photos from someone else who was in that area we had to run down and it gets the best view. Don't hang around as all the guides... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This volcano was awesome! The tracks on the drive there were very rough but it gave an idea of the surrounding countryside, passing by villages and seeing local people going about their daily lives. Before you get to the volcano you drive through wonderful forests and then onto a huge area of ash hills and plains. At the end you... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was the purpose of our visit to Vanuatu. After a long, bumpy but interesting ride to the volcano late afternoon we arrived and walked up to the crater edge. But as all reviewers say it is the evening that brings the real fireworks display. I found I encountered camera shake because my heart was racing with excitement and yes... More

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