Best Things To Do In Vanuatu – Mount Yasur


Image of Mt Yasur in Vanuatu

Mount Yasur, Vanuatu

If you are looking for an exciting place where you can visit during your next getaway trip, then you might want to visit Mount Yasur. Located on Tanna Island in Vanuatu, this active volcano will be something that you will live to remember. Besides being the main attraction for tourists, Mount Yasur is considered is to be one of the active volcanoes that can easily be accessed by man.

Mount Yasur, Tour Guide


Tanna island experiences both wet and dry seasons. The dry season usually lasts from May to October. However, it stills rains during the night even in the dry season because of the ash clouds and regular eruptions. The wet season starts in November and lasts for four months before it ends in April. During the day temps do not exceed 30 degrees celsius, while during the night temperatures decrease to 20 degrees celsius.


When it comes to accommodation, Tanna Island offers an intimate and private atmosphere. Depending on the package you choose for your trip. You can either choose to stay in a resort or hotel. The island also has a number of lodges and bungalows in various holiday hotspots and all you have to do is choose the one that is comfortable for you.

However, if you are looking for a luxurious place to stay, then you can check in at the White Grass Ocean Resorts. This is considered to be the most luxurious accommodation found on the Island and it is only a few minutes drive from the airport.


The most convenient way of getting to Vanuatu is by air transport. However, you need to be aware of the fact that there is only one commercial airline that offers transport services to this region, which is Air Vanuatu. It offers daily flights to passengers who are travelling to Tanna Island. Once you reach the airport, transport will be arranged for you if it is part of the package you choose. If not, then you will be required to hire a taxi to take you to where you will be staying.

Accessing The Volcano

The easiest way of accessing the volcano is via a 4WD vehicle. Therefore, you can either choose to hire a 4WD vehicle or you can ask the lodge where you are staying whether they provide transport for visitors. Once you get a 4×4 vehicle, you can drive all the way up until you reach the crater rim. From here, visitors are advised to climb on foot for only twenty minutes more before reaching the first viewpoint.

Volcanic Activity

Mount Yasur, erupts after every 20 to 30 minutes and when this happens, a lot of ash combined with lava is thrown high in the air. Visitors also get to hear the big bang sound that accompanies this eruption activity. Another great view that visitors get to enjoy is the site of boiling magma, which can be seen from the top of the mountains huge crater.


With Tanna island holiday packages, you get to enjoy your trip to this fascinating place without having to worry about various things such as transportation and accommodation. That is because all will be provided for you, just make sure that you choose a package that is best for you.

Island Magic Resort is a top-rated Vanuatu Resort offering a range of Vanuatu family holiday packages.