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Mount Tavurvur

Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
+675 7903 1186
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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 January 8, 2018
Kathy W
Worthwhile trip

This was an interesting tour to look at the bubbling water. Everything about PNG is interesting... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2017
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed January 8, 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
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Reviewed December 30, 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.

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Reviewed December 25, 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

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Reviewed November 28, 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
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Reviewed November 20, 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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Reviewed November 17, 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
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Reviewed November 7, 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
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Reviewed October 12, 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
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Reviewed October 5, 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

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

I've done some weird tour's before but this one tops them off, your tour guide takes you into some tunnels under a live volcano the tunnels are large and you can stand up with no problems, these tunnels were built by the Australian POWS during...More

Thank Trevor C
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Tav013
September 3, 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
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Coral B
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
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michelethomson1
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
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