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Measuring more than 984 feet in diameter, this crater was formed as a result of volcanic activity millions of years ago.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been to Grand Bassin and wanted to see this attraction before moving up to the north of the island. There is a large car park which was very busy. Not a lot to see as the crater is now full of trees and...More

Thank WoodheadManchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views,plenty of parking,very quiet and relaxing visit You can get excellent photos from many vantage points.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely to see it would be lovely if we could have walked into it but then the beauty of it would probably be destroyed by well meaning tourist etc, one slight disappointing thing was the number of stray dogs around the venue especially ironically sleeping...More

Thank Rashide B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Must visit on a clear day.Its an interesting walk around the crater which gives you awesome views of the countryside and if you are there at sunset time,oh boy! the heavenly play you will see..unforgettable !! For the crater itself,don't bother. For that experience go...More

Thank Anita N
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We stopped off at the crater on a "Wild South" tour. The small car park was chaotic - full of buses and cars twisting and turning to find a space. The viewpoint for the water filled crater is quite limited and crowded and as the...More

Thank rickygilb
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The caldera of the dormant volcano that caused the birth of much of the area. Beautiful views of surrounding countryside. Unfortunately no info board is available

Thank GaryvE
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

When we asked our Tour Guide if there were any Volcano’s in Mauritius he answered by taking us to this place. So if you are interested in seeing dormant volcano craters then perhaps you should stop at this place and take some pictures.

Thank malshaibi2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I should qualify that title: Great views of the surrounding area to be honest. The mouth of the volcano is rather impressive and given that this is the birthplace of the entire island, that should be enough. However, it is difficult to see anything clearly...More

Thank tony s
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The viewing stand for the crater is located strategically on the top of the crater but the viewing angle was obstructed by trees.

Thank marwan A
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This volcano is around 85 meters deep and more than 200 meters in diameter. We came here with a car, so there is free parking lot. Not a lot of people in the morning, so you can enjoy taking a pictures.

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Jackieads
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Response from Damian94 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, very close is car free park, no admission fee and open all day.
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