Mount Yasur, Tanna Island

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Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Yasur, an active volcano on Tanna Island that has been erupting continuously for 800 years. Mild eruptions still occur several times an hour. Despite its activity, visitors can approach this attraction safely according to strict government guidelines. Consider visiting late in the day so you can view the eruptions during both daylight and nighttime. Access involves a bumpy ride on rough roads and a short hike to the viewing point. When you go, keep in mind Captain James Cook himself was once drawn to the island by the volcano's glowing light and tried to climb the attraction before villagers stopped him, saying the volcano was sacred. Arrange your visit to Mount Yasur and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tanna Island using our Tanna Island day trip planning tool.
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  • We booked the “Mount Yasur Classic Tour” with Tanna Adventures for 40,000 Vatu for 2 people. The prices are more or less the same through all the agencies, the only difference being on which side of.....  more »
  • Must see when visiting Tanna Island. It's a bumpy ride to the summit in a 4WD then a climb up some rough steps/path to a viewing area. This is not for the faint hearted!! The show this "Old Man...  more »
  • We got to witness a live volcano and we loved it ! Would recommend this to anyone !
  • Very special standing on the crater rim as the sun sets and watching the lava bombs being expelled, you needs fireworks when mother nature can put on a real show
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