Top 5 Hiking Trails in Vanuatu
go hiking on Vanuatu islands
If you’re looking to up your hiking game, Vanuatu offers more than just the
occasional hiking. From easy breezy to spine-tingling paths and trails, Vanuatu has it all! Because its terrain is
comprised of mostly mountainous islands and narrow coasts, you can’t think of a better way of spending that family
vacation or soul-searching by yourself while connecting with Mother Nature.
|Going hiking in Vanuatu is an excellent way to explore
different islands and visit some
of the country great locations that are normally not accessible to
You can choose from a lot of different activities, a mountain bike tour, kayaking
on the river, horseback riding
adventures, scuba diving, snorkeling, nature and wildlife tours or just
simply relaxing by the coast. But the most popular activity that tourists really travel for miles across to Vanuatu
for is hiking.
But not the ordinary type though, a hiking experience in Vanuatu is incomplete
without seeing one of its 9 active
volcanoes! So it’s best to bring you’re A-game and bite the bullet because
these hiking trails give a very unique experience which is definitely one for the books! But of course, Vanuatu has
something for every skill and fitness level.
Best Vanuatu Hiking Trails
I’ve sorted out the top 5 hiking trails in Vanuatu from easiest to the most
difficult. So strap on your best hiking daypacks and get moving!
Part of hiking trail that runs alongside of Cascade
Waterfalls in Mele village.
1. Cascade Waterfalls on Efate
This is definitely recommended for first-timers which requires a low fitness
level. You can go on a guided tour up to the waterfalls or you can explore on your own. It’s a
15 to 20-minute walk to the waterfalls with short and easy paths. The brilliant blue pools at the base of the
waterfalls will make you never want to leave!
2. Malekula Hiking Trail on Kastom
This trail is perfect for all levels as they have easy trails like the Melken Hike
which takes 2 to 3 hours with clear paths, and more challenging trails like the Dog Head Walk which
takes a full day of trekking! No matter what your cup of tea is, you can enjoy river crossings along the
3. Mount Yasur on Tanna
A lot of tourists travel to Vanuatu because of this trail on Tanna Island. It requires
a basic fitness level and a manageable 2-hour trek. Trekking to Mount Yasur will give you an amazing but chill to
the bone experience, standing close to volcano craters as it shoots large chunks of molten lava up in the air with
5-minute intervals. Nature is splendid, isn’t it?
|Hiking trails on volcanoes in Vanuatu islands are some
of the most spectacular
treks, especially when they involve seeing molten lava shooting
4. Marum Volcano on Ambrym Island
Make sure to strap on your best hiking daypacks because this trail is definitely
not for the faint of hearts. It’s a 6-hour hike with some vertical climbs on Ambrym Island. And since
this is one of the remote islands in Vanuatu, hikers camp for the night at the base of the mountain on ash plain.
But the whole experience is definitely worth it because you get to enjoy an amazing view of two lava
5. Millenium Cave on Espiritu Santo
Make sure you don’t get cold feet when hiking in this trail because it requires a
high fitness level. The full cave tour is a grueling 6-hour hike in slippery paths, icy underground waters, steep
rocks, and muddy trails, on this largest island
Calling all adrenaline junkies!