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Mount Yasur

Tanna Island, Vanuatu
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Tanna Island
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

You've got to go when it is completely dark! Awesome! Make sure you bring warm clothing and a torch. Check which way the wind is blowing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

What an experience. Just go and do it. The ground shakes, sulpher smells and you can feel the heat and the low frequency sounds

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We have visted Mount Yasur many times. It is always different and amazing. To be so close to a live volcano is breathtaking. The bumpy ride in a 4WD along the volcanic ash plane and then the walk up the mountain side to the edge of the volcano is a wonderful experience. Best time is late afternoon to after dark... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Category 2 will still provide a big enough bang to be amazing. Not physically demanding to get to the top. Not suitable for small children.

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sydney
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wow! This volcano experience is so incredibly impressive. The moonscape leading to it, the smell, no fences so you are really close and can look right into the heart of it and then the noise! This volcano is very active so don't be fooled. The locals say history tells them that it erupts approximately every 200 years - and its... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The ash and wind at the top of the mountain can be difficult to deal with, along with the smell....BUT....WOW! What an experience! the volcano is very active and you WILL see lava shooting sky high...you will experience nature at it;s finest and most intimidating. One of the BEST experiences of my life. Go there now!

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The whole experience of flying to Tanna Island meeting our guide Thomas and his wife Marta travelling to the mountain seeing the culture was great .We were fortunate to have a full moon and specky sunset as an added bonus . The mountain put an amazing performance for us . Followed by or journey back Hide Away Bay Bungallows with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The drive to Mount Yasur isn't for those with weak stomachs but the reward at the end is worth a being a little car sick. After a short photo stop in the ash fields, we parked up at the base of the volcano. It was a bit of a cloudy evening, but we waited long enough and the clouds cleared... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Seeing the volcano erupting red lava high into the air and feeling the tremors shake the crater wall where we stood was one of the best things we have ever done. Make sure to bring a scarf or buff to cover your face, sunglasses and a torch/light for the walk back. The walk from the entrance is about 45 minutes... More

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