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Great Views from Above Vava'u!

There are a LOT of steps leading up to the top of Mt. Talau. On a visit several years ago, there... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Cary, North Carolina
177 steps

What an great place, Superb vista of the all of Vava'u harbour and the surroundings. It will cost... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

There are a LOT of steps leading up to the top of Mt. Talau. On a visit several years ago, there was only a dirt path. This has now been replaced with concrete steps which make the footing easier to negotiate. The view of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phonebill
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Whoa. There is no excuse not to come here while in Vavau. The views from the top of the mountain are incredible! There was no one up there went I was, and got the feeling that you will most likely have the top of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 17 August 2018

What an great place, Superb vista of the all of Vava'u harbour and the surroundings. It will cost you 177 steps but the look out from two platforms is well worth it. Amazing water colours from high up. Not to be missed especially on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shaznfrog
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It's worth a trek to the top of Mt Talau for the great views over the harbour and Neiafu and the islands. The stairs are very uneven and not level. I'd suggest not even trying this in wet weather. The viewing platforms are currently damaged...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

It's a short but very steep climb. Very unsafe, rail is only on one side. You have to be very careful going back down as the steps are not leveled but slanted downwards that you could easily slip if you don't hold on to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nomee I
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Took some finding and the stairs to the lookouts are rather unsafe but well worth the effort to climb. The views are stunning

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank IvanovichC
Reviewed 12 June 2018

My friends& I hiked up Mt Talau its great coz its all stairs. Only 10mins walk. Absolute stunning views of Vava'u especially at sunrise:) Must see!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Suliana M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A good place to have a great view from Neiafu. Easy to arrive by car, and after just 131 steps to the views

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank criscres
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We walked from town on a day with no wind so it was extremely hot but the views from the top were very beautiful. We did not follow the trail to the left of the stairs all the way to the end because it had...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kim W
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Amazing views from the top viewing platforms that offer different views across the below ocean. Steps are very steep heading up but thankfully the handrail softens the walk up and down. Moderate amount of fitness.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Josh F
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