Mt Talau

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NancyGehron
Great Falls, VA82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I have gone up the crazy stairs to Mt. Talau several times and it is always a thrill. Just do it! Take your camera,your nerve and your good balance. Going down is actually scarier than going up!! ENJOY!!
Written May 8, 2019
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Hydrolagus
California223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Mt Talau (Mo'unga Talau) is about 2km west of the center of Neiafu on Tapueluefu Rd. There's a small turn off of the right hand side of the road to park and a couple signs. The signs have the cultural history of the mountain. There's not really any hiking involved, just a set of treacherously terrifying stairs. They're cement, some of them are narrow, and they're tall, like twice to three times the height of a regular step. When the steps are wet they are EXTREMELY slippery. Do not get distracted by bird noises or look around and hope to see a flying fox. You must look at the stairs because they are slippery. Like, you will die if you fall slippery. So slippery. Fortunately, there is a handrail on the left side. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE these steps! Anyway, when you get to the top of the stairs there's a short path to a wooden viewing platform. The view is just lovely. You will see the different lagoons and the greens and blues are gorgeous. There's another platform a little further down the path. Another beautiful view here. The platforms are in bad shape! Test the wood railings before you put weight on them. Do not fall off the platform. You will probably fall all the way down the mountainside and die. When you head back down be careful of the stairs, they are TWICE as slippery on the way down! Be so careful. So, basically, this attraction is kind of a death trap but the views are worth it. Just be careful!
Written July 25, 2017
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Jennifer H
76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Mt Talau is a high point in the Va Va'u Island Group. Spectacular sunrise views. After a short drive up the mountain, you hike up 187 (or was it 178) cement stairs to the top. The stairs are well made and have a sturdy handrail. I am usually afraid of heights, not here. However, it is challenging getting onto the viewing platforms. Be extra careful as steps may be covered in brush and handrails don't exist for getting onto the platforms. The views easily make it worth the trip.
Written May 27, 2019
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sarahportman
San Francisco, CA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Whoa. There is no excuse not to come here while in Vavau. The views from the top of the mountain are incredible! There was no one up there went I was, and got the feeling that you will most likely have the top of the mountain to yourself. Bring lunch maybe!
You can definitely walk here from downtown Neiafu. It’s really not that far...20-25min Walk. Plus, you get to walk through Vava’u neighborhoods which I think is cool to see. I wouldn’t do this is the rain- the stairs to the top, while there aren’t many...are steep and if slippery I would avoid. There are a few viewing platforms for a higher view- I was by myself and didn’t feel comfortable stepping on them.
Other than that - as the locals would say; “go to the mountain.” Highly recommend
Written October 29, 2018
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criscres
Madrid, Spain55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
A good place to have a great view from Neiafu.
Easy to arrive by car, and after just 131 steps to the views
Written November 3, 2017
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Josh F
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Amazing views from the top viewing platforms that offer different views across the below ocean. Steps are very steep heading up but thankfully the handrail softens the walk up and down. Moderate amount of fitness.
Written August 25, 2017
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Quite a steep hike to the top and not sure it was worth the effort.

Views are indeed nice but I have seen better that had much easier access.

The viewing platform was not in good repair and a bit dangerous.
Written April 23, 2024
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Margaret Ella S
Auckland Central, New Zealand35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visited on foor from Neiafu township. Past residential houses, dogs, chickens and pigs friendly! Paths after leaving streets/roads a little over grown. Signage dirty and damaged as were very step concrete steps. Steps also missing from viewing platforms. View great even in cloudy drizzle.We ventured back down via a poorly marked path to the left at the top of the concrete steps. No signs to discourage or warn of danger so we ventured on via track through bush/forest down narrow rock chasm and finally came out near main entrance and sign! Quite an adventure!
Written October 13, 2019
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Stuart W
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
A long meandering walk through the village and out to Mt Talau leads you to a spectacular view of the harbour, inlets and islands. Definitely worth the walk.
Written October 8, 2019
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Marie F
Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Mt Talau consists of an undulating rise to the bottom of the steps, you will climb up 170 steps, (steep) to get to the summit, its a great view and there are two viewing platforms. Unfortunately the place is unkept but very tidy, best views in Vavau to see the islands and on a clear days its a stunner
Written August 30, 2019
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