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Mount Tavurvur

Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
+675 7903 1186
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Don't mess with Tavurvur!

An awesome, amazing and stunning volcanoe... But it's destruction is evident and be respectful to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hobart, Australia
Rating a volcano?

Not altogether certain how to rate a quiet (on that day, anyway) volcano, so instead I'll review... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
+675 7903 1186
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An awesome, amazing and stunning volcanoe... But it's destruction is evident and be respectful to the surrounding area as you travel. It's a 'must see' when visiting Rabaul or Kokopo.

Thank MerrenW
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not altogether certain how to rate a quiet (on that day, anyway) volcano, so instead I'll review the hour or so in the surroundings, and how Tavurvur fit into that. Our small group had a free day so we booked a car and driver from...More

Thank Goloh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very hot but worth the visit, we had a air-conditioned bus and a great english speaking tour guide who was very informative and very friendly

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very comprehensive tour to various sights in Rabaul included the hot springs area and a close view of the volcano. Even arriving by cruise ship, the volcano is early visible and still sending up the occasional light clouds of smoke. The area surrounding the...More

1  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to climb this Volcano but was talked out of it by my hosts. But I toured the hotsprings and the base of the volcano. Very interesting and worthwhile.

Thank LeonieB77
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Highlight of my visit to this area, the climb was hot and at times tricky, the descent very slippery but highly worth it

1  Thank Warwick P
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Went close during a fishing expedition. Could see 1st hand what happened during the 1994 eruption. Very eery seeing the water bubble and steam rising on the harbour edges.

Thank 53Boomer
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Very easy simple climb, no technical experience required and done in a couple hours. go early to avoid the heat of the day. Wear good hiking shoes as there is a lot of scrambling. easy way to say you have 'climbed an active volcano,' but...More

1  Thank missamrita
Reviewed March 11, 2017

I didn't climb but went to the hot springs. It's a good spot to see the impact of the ash and the barren volcano (it even blew a bit of smoke for me) contrasted with the lush green other mountains. K5 to get in and...More

2  Thank mrdom
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Unforgetable! Best experience! we will never forget about it! it has to be done at least once in life!

1  Thank Tarsila F
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Coral B
My partner and I are looking to climb Mount Tavurvur, we know that is advised against however it is still something we are willing to do amidst the dangers. Does anyone know of any providers or guides that would take us? Thanks
May 9, 2017|
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Response from mrdom | Reviewed this property |
I think all the tour agencies will do it - I wasn't aware that it was particularly dangerous. I stayed at the Kokopo Beach Bungalows and they offered the climb, but I just did a general tour instead because the climb starts... More
My husband and I will be cruising to PNG in February and I was considering the "Volacano Tour", with the cruise line, though I note that you have said you were glad that you booked elsewhere? How did you do that and with whom? Did you wait until you arrived? Or booked on line prior to going? I would very much appreciate some feedback, as I would prefer to book my own on arrival, if this is actually an option (for all ports), though Google isn;t providing me with much informaiton to go on. Lookf orward to your response. Regards, Michele
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Tessbea | Reviewed this property |
You can book with Rabaul - Kokopo Dive too they are at Rapopo Plantation resort M +675 79474892
Hi Cheryl did you book this trip for home before travelling? We're you on a cruise and if so did they get you back to port in plenty of time? Cheers Jen
January 10, 2017|
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Response from Cheryl S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jen We booked via email directly with the tour company. they had us back in plenty of time and were excellent guides providing drinks snacks and gloves as the trek to the top of the volcano is a bit slippery as the... More