One of the
most popular Vanuatu volcano islands
Tanna island is one of the most popular holiday
destinations for people heading to Vanuatu. It
seems to attract a variety of different kinds of tourists, people looking for different things. Some want nothing
more than to relax, while some are doing just the opposite and are searching for adventure. Whichever camp you fall
into, you are sure to have a great time while holidaying on Tanna. It is a three quarters of an hour
flight away from Port Vila.
Mount Yasur volcano
Tanna Island is home
of Mt Yasur, one of the most accessible active volcanoes in the world. 360m above sea level and surrounded by an
ash plain, it provides an outstanding fireworks display on a night visit. A 20-minute walk from the carpark
takes you to the rim of Yasur, where you can look into the fiery cauldron of molten rock spurting from the three
Mount Yasur is actually the world’s live volcanoes that is the most accessible.
Once there you can actually drive almost to the top of the volcano. You have the car parked and then you walk for
ten minutes and you reach the lip of the volcano, which is constantly erupting. How awesome is that? The natural
show you will see is surely among the best in the world.
|Mount Yasur volcano is the most famous tourist attraction on Tanna island, being
of the most accessible active volcanos in the world. The view at night can
(Picture credit: Tahinaexpedition.com)
Tanna island also has many other attractions such as the wreck
of the Fijian sailing ship which sank in 1916 and lies in 20 metres of water. There are wild horses that inhabit
White Grass Plains, white sandy beaches and the black sand of Imlao Beach. Visitors can also see waterfalls, hot
springs, spectacular Yamiplmai Cascades and dugongs at Port Resolution, particularly popular with eco-tourists.
Port Resolution was named by Captain Cook when he landed in 1774, attracted by the great glow of Yasur in the night
You will also find a few accommodation
places on Tanna island, where you can stay. There are 2 guest houses, a small resort and a bungalows