Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Vanuatu Exploring Volcanoes in Vanuatu Copyright Vanuatu Tourism Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Pacific Islands / Vanuatu Exploring Volcanoes in Vanuatu story by: House of Travel Do you love thrilling experiences, or are you a fiend for stunning natural sights? Do you have a hankering to see a live volcano, up close and personal? There are few places in the world where you can do this - but Vanuatu is one of them. Discover the wonderful world of molten magma and flowing liquid lava in Vanuatu - here's how. Vanuatu - a volcanic world Vanuatu's island of Tanna is home to a spectacular volcano named Mount Yasur, which reaches heights of around 361 metres. This geological wonder is one of the world's most accessible active volcanoes, and you can get pretty close - but beware of going too far! View the explosions and spluttering from the mountain's various vents from a safe distance, as you just never quite know what this mountain is going to do next. Twilight tours around the region offer the best chance to see Mount Yasur at its best, when bright yellow, orange and red volcanic activity lights up the dark sky. The sight itself isn't all - the hissing, popping and booming sounds reverberating from under the mountain are also spectacular. Breathe in the sulphurous smell and marvel at the fact you are gazing upon a volcano in action! The surrounding landscape is also incredibly impressive, built up over time from deposits of ash and other debris. Drawing comparisons to the landscape of the moon, it has to be seen to be believed. The island is easy to get to as well. Tanna is just a 35-minute flight from the capital Port Vila. The mountain is easily accessible from the airport, with a number of tours and transfers available. It won't be long before you're gazing at the majestic Mount Yasur! Click here to view all HOT Pacific Island deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Port Vila Sightseeing, Vanuatu Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Shine On, Vanuatu Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.