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The hot pools are spectacular

This is more a viewing place on the ash plain at the base of the Volcano - at a safe distance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Hot Springs Access

Easily seen throughout Rabaul, with various points such as the Hot Springs to witness the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is more a viewing place on the ash plain at the base of the Volcano - at a safe distance. Effectively on the end of the old airport.Spectacular is the boiling water and hot pools beside the harbour

Thank scubal0ver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily seen throughout Rabaul, with various points such as the Hot Springs to witness the destruction of the 1994 eruption

Thank rosemarykiwi
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Special experience! The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are stunning. We went early dawn to see the sunrise over the crater and to avoid the heat.The crater sends out steam and sulfur fumes. The hike to the summit was not so hard for...More

2  Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We took an organised trip to see the megapod eggs nad the men that dig them out of the ground. Saw dolphins on the way. The men were very friendly. A nice morning trip

1  Thank daviddocklands
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
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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