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Accessable and amazing Volcano

I've climbed a few of these in the Asia Pacific region but this one really is special. If the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Canberra, Australia
Climb an active volcano- yes!

Phenomenal experience! From the rim of the crater, the views are amazing and the crater itself is... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Kathy W
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I've climbed a few of these in the Asia Pacific region but this one really is special. If the recent envrionmental history of eruptions isn't enough, the wartime history and what happened to the town will suffice. The hike up is ok for anyone with...More

Thank PeteRussellAussie
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Phenomenal experience! From the rim of the crater, the views are amazing and the crater itself is hissing and smoking with sulfur fumaroles. You hike through the surrounding ash field full of craters where lava bombs landed in the 2014 and 1994 eruption and then...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This was an interesting tour to look at the bubbling water. Everything about PNG is interesting and this was no exception. The locals set up their market on the dark sand so you can still get your retail therapy hit.

Thank ghtraveller
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

An amazing adventure that you need to go on. Look into the eye of an active volcano. Take one of the organised trips to the opposite bank of the bay at the base of the volcano. Then get paddles across in the traditional canoe. Then...More

2  Thank Darren G
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We visited this location whilst doing a full day tour with Kokopo Tours and it was very interesting. Bubbling "hotter than boiling" water and moon like ground scape, it was quite impressive. With the volcano in the back ground just added to the experience. Well...More

Thank Russell F
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Approaching the hot springs we drove through what used to be part of the town, now under meters of ash. It was quite eerie and the view was amazing. If you go up to the observatory you get a fabulous view also, it worth getting...More

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 17 November 2017

It was so busy when we arrived tourist buses from the ship, people movers from private tours, lorries carrying visitors. The first thing I noticed was the black soil and not much vegetation, we were told we only had a certain time here before moving...More

Thank Startrekker13
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I walked to the top of the volcano, starting at the hot springs. It was not too strenuous. Up and back took about 2 hrs with plenty of time at the top. Even if you do not want to go to top the volcano is...More

Thank 228Kevin
Reviewed 12 October 2017

On a half day P&O volcano tour, we firstly visited the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory high on a hill overlooking Rabaul & the 2 closest active volcano's. Given a walk through tour of the Observatory including the various machines & displays, as well as various charts...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were taken to see the hot springs and Mt Tavurvur as part of our tour. Still very active, was glad we didn't get too close to the mountain. There were markets not far from the hot springs and you could buy eggs that were...More

1  Thank Judi G
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Linda N
3 July 2018|
Response from PeteRussellAussie | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda, If you're curising in it could be difficult to get a tour by yourself due to demand. We went by ourselves with an organised tour via our hotel. I'd shoot a hotel an email to give it a go.
3 September 2017|
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Response from paug178 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It is fairly easy to organise a tour/guide when you get to port as there are a couple of companies set up in the terminal/shed you will need to walk through. Then there are a couple of options. You can organise a private... More