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Mount Tavurvur

Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
+675 7903 1186
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Still Smoking

The hike up the mountain is easy – it takes maybe 30 minutes to an hour depending on your fitness... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Amazing to be able to get so close to a still active volcano and see the hot springs and to hear... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
+675 7903 1186
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The hike up the mountain is easy – it takes maybe 30 minutes to an hour depending on your fitness level. The views inside the volcano are amazing, smoke streaming from several cracks in the mountain and bright yellow sulphur staining the dark volcanic rock....More

Thank Michelle010117
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing to be able to get so close to a still active volcano and see the hot springs and to hear all about the volcanoes eruption.

Thank justalonecruiselover
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Date of visit: August 2000 If you have the time to visit the old Rabaul continue on to this active Volcano. The water is hot around the volcano and you can see sea life that has actually been cooked in the water. Do not get...More

Thank Thumper747
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Great place to get an introduction to a volcano. Alot is see around this location such as the bubbling waterways.

Thank Carmenere007
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Must visit when in Kokopo Island to view to active volcano and the Rabul City which was affected in the volvcano erruption in 1994

Thank Sush1981
Reviewed June 26, 2017

I've been into the crater of Tavurvur (or Matupit as I knew it). Now, this is as close as I'd like to be. It's quite awe inspiring but evil The megapode eggs were good..

Thank isa34235
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Very close to most amenities, only a 40 minute drive from Rapopo and worth ticking off your bucket list. 2 guides are supplied for a charge of 50 kina per person ($20AUD) and they assist and are very polite. Climb will take approx. 40 minutes...More

1  Thank dogtravel2017
Reviewed June 12, 2017

If you are in Rabaul, this is a place you have to see. First the VAulcanic observatory, then hot springs and beautiful views of the amount Tuvurvur. Everything is covered by ashes since 1994 as the mountain erupted covering the whole area and Rabaul by...More

Thank Zuzana R
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Great photos of the volcano and hot springs. There was also markets there if you wanted to buy items. Or you can just walk around and take photos

Thank rsdavies2017
Reviewed June 7, 2017

The volcano was a real sight to behold and the surrounding area really bears testament to the power of Tavarvur. You are able to climb the volcano, with or without a guide, and quite a few people did this. It takes about an hour each...More

10  Thank paug178
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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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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
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