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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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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Must do for any one wanting to get close to nature and respect the elements it has to offer. One ticked off the bucket list which I didn't know was on there. The Guides are amazing, look after them and the special spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a place every traveller should come to see and experience. To stad on the rim of the volcano and see, smell hear and feel the power of nature is nothing short of amazing. I would definitely come to Tanna just to see this alone.

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Buderim
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We visited mount Yasur as a family of 4 (teenage children).It is undoubtedly one of the most incredible places we have ever visited. Despite all the hype it still exceeded our expectations. Travelled from Port Vila by air followed by a 2 hour road trip in the back of a (covered) utility. Arrived at the mountain late afternoon with an... More

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Suva, Fiji
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This volcano tops most sights I've seen in the South Pacific. You can approach it, and it's extremely active. We stayed on Tanna for 2 nights, and one night there was a 6.1 earthquake in Port Villa. That morning, I sat and watched the volcano erupt every 3-5 minutes with gusto! I traveled with a woman who has ween 5-7... More

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Adelaide South Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

These were the words of the guide. Stand still and move at the last minute if there is a large explosion. The sign as you walk up to the volcano says "think safety" really??? we are at the rim of a frightening piece of nature, if I wanted to think safety I would have stayed at the hotel. We were... More

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Tasmania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is a slow trip but worth the time. So spectacular when it gets dark. Where else can you stand on the rim of a volcano

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Geelong, Australia
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72 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The long trip from our accommodation at White Grass Resort to Mount Yasur was so interesting that we hardly noticed the bone-shaking roads comprised mainly of crushed coral. At a stop on the way we met the children at a village who sang for us and presented flowers. The tour operator passes part of the tour cost to the village.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went on a trip to the volcano earlier this month, arriving just before dusk to see the sun setting. The drive across the ash plain was a cool experience in itself but it was nothing compared to the fireworks we saw later on whilst on a ridge overlooking the crater! If you visit Tanna, don't be put off by... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A truly amazing bucket list experience. Yes, it is pricey (to get to Tanna and the tour) but so so so worth it! I organised the tour through Tom and Margaret at Rocky Ridge Bungalows at Tanna where we stayed for our overnighter to Tanna, and also tacked on the Point Resolution, White Sands and Hot Springs which was a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is the second time to Mount Yasur for me, being a natural wonder the second time around was quite a different experience. The activity level was lower this time, but that had certain benefits in that we were able to walk around the rim to the hihest point which provides quite a different view. The ni-vanuatu on tanna island... More

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