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Address: Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
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+675 7903 1186
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Warwick P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Kyle Bay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank 53Boomer
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 be warned some locals advise against it. We saw groups go up every day though.

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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 locals set up their handicraft blankets. You could drive yourself here - go down Mango... More 

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Thank mrdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

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

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1 Thank Tarsila F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

On the shores of the Hot Springs is an excellent view of the volcano venting its steam into the atmosphere. A great photo opportunity here.

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Thank Janice P
Ballina, Australia
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

I couldn't believe how close we sailed past this live volcano. It was a spectacular sight from our cruise ship and a spectacular entrance to Rabaul Harbour.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

I went to the volcano this morning at 6am. Another guest and I at the Rabaul Hotel hired a guide to take us there. It took around 2 hours to walk from the hotel to the top of the volcano and then another 1.5 hours to come back. It was a leisurely walk in the beginning until we got to... More 

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

We drove along roads made of the volcanic ash deposited during the 1994 eruption to the site of the hot bubbling springs below Mt, Tavurvur. With this boiling water on the surface one wonders just what activity is taking place beneath the volcano. Lots of early morning locals had set up their products for sale on the ground nearby. There... More 

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