Tanna Island Views
Traverse the Ash Plain
Being at the Volcano Rim
An Evening Spectacle

Classic Mt Yasur Tour - Early afternoon to evening tour.

The definitive tour for those with limited time, and a burning desire to see Mt Yasur.

Tour Features.

Views of Tanna Island Landscapes.

A 4WD journey from the Whitegrass coast to Mt Yasur takes between one and a half to two hours over unsealed roads through the central Tanna highlands. Various stops are made to view spectacular outlooks of both Yasur Volcano and the eastern Tanna coastline. Getting to the mountain is an experience in itself offering plenty of insights surrounding life on the Island.

Mt Yasur Volcanic Ash Plain.

The Ash plain, once a lake at the base of the mountain, provides a surreal spectacle for visitors as the vehicles pass around the base of the mountain to the passage up the mountain.

At the Rim of Mt Yasur.

At the mountain , participants climb a set of steps to sweeping views over the full summit. Depending on the vigour and ferocity of the activity, good views are obtained of flying lava, debris and venting fumes, along with its matching booming sounds.


Explore the Volcanic Rim and surroundings with the Mountain Guides.


The Primary Focus is Mt Yasur Volcano.


A surreal display of sight and sound.


An afternoon and evening experience.

Classic Mt Yasur Tour Information.

Whitegrass | Middlebush | Lenakel Zones
• Pick-up + Drop-off

Price DetailsMin 2 AdultsChildren
Full Price
per pax
AUD 304AUD 139
per pax
AUD 76AUD 35

Let Us Help You.

See & Do Trips provide completely costed itineraries, which will take much of the planning worry out of your time on Tanna. Overall, they may also be a more economical proposition.

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Tour Details.

Approximate Timeframe.

Pickup generally occurs between 2.00-2.30 pm, with the duration of the tour being approximately 6 hours. The travel time to the mountain is generally 1.5 -2.00 hours each way. Time at the mountain does vary at the discretion of the Mountain Guides, the government appointed administrators of Mt Yasur who will also provide an initial presentation.

Pickup and Dropoff from Accommodation.

Costs includes pickup and dropoff from accommodation within Middlebush, Whitegrass or Lenakel Zones. A surcharge applies for pickups/dropoffs at other locations due to the high cost to run vehicles.


The Tour includes transport to and from accommodation (as above) including the driver/guide, and entrance fees to Mt Yasur. The Mountain Guides provide visitors with otherequipment while on the mountain itself.

What to Bring.

Firstly, given that the Tour is lengthy and visitors do not generally arrive back at their accommodation until about 8.00 pm, adequate water should be taken (generally available from accommodation) and snacks, especially for children). Visitors should ensure that they have suitably closed-in footwear for being on rough terrain (however specialised tramping boots are not generally required).

Depending on the time of year warm clothes may be needed (definitely between May through to November) including a windcheater or raincoat. While the Guides provide some torches it is recommended that visitors bring their own as it makes walking on the rim much more manageable, and a must for coming down off the mountain.

Minimum Numbers.

The Classic Mt Yasur Tour requires a minimum number of two (2) people for it to proceed.

Single travellers are able to be a part of tours that are proceeding, or where more than one single shows interest for a specific date, then we are able to make up minimum numbers accordingly. Single travellers should contact us directly through our inquiry form to organise.

Booking Cut-Off Period.

Online bookings are accepted up to 36 hours prior to the scheduled tour date under consideration. For example, a cut-off of online bookings occurs at midnight on Wednesday night for a tour commencing at lunchtime on the following Friday.

Where bookings are wanted to be made closer than 36 hours to the scheduled tour, these should be requested through our inquiry form. Such late bookings may or may not be possible and are dependent on communications on the island amongst other factors.

Bookings : Deposits and Final Payments.

All bookings can be confirmed with the payment of a booking Deposit or alternatively bookings can be paid in Full. Payments can be made by Bank Transfer (cleared funds) or Credit Card.

On payment of a deposit customers receive a booking acknowledgement, including a booking statement of all payments made and due. The remaining Final Payment shall be received no later than fourteen(14) days prior to the day of the booking. Once the Final Payment is received, customers are sent their Formal Documents in respect to their bookings

Alternatively, customers can choose to make Full Payment at the time of booking, and will be issued their Formal Documents immediately.

Prices are Contingent on Entrance Fees at 1st April.

Our Prices are made up from a number of items, attraction entrance fees included.

In recent years, the Mt Yasur Volcano administration has taken to increase entrance fees at extremely short notice, effective at 1st April year to year. Other Kastom owned attractions have subsequently followed suit. Consequently, our costs are "Contingent", and any differential in entrance fees + boat trip, either side of 1st April are payable as an extra to the booking.

Increases due to "Contingent" entrance fees affect very few people, and are only relevant to bookings that are made prior to 1st April for a scheduled date occurring after 1st April. The majority of bookings are made after 1st April and are not affected in any way.

Full Terms and Conditions of Making a Booking.

Full Terms and Conditions regarding making a booking with Vanuatu Traveller are available here and all customers should take the time read and be comfortable with them. Should you have any questions please contact us via the contact form.

BOOK : Classic Mt Yasur Tour.

The Mt Yasur Overnight Trip provides for travellers whose focus surrounds viewing Mt Yasur during its night time splendour. The excursion centres around the Classic Mt Yasur Tour on the afternoon/evening of arrival, with airport drop-off the next morning. This trip is a "short & sharp" trip, spending the least amount time on Tanna Island. Features include:

  Classic Mt Yasur Tour.

The Mt Yasur Kastom Trip commences around midday on the first day and centres on the afternoon/evening Mt Yasur volcanic display. The second day provides travellers with a stimulating two walk through traditional kastom trials, along with intriguing slices of Tannese rituals, before departure in the late afternoon.. Features include:

  Classic Mt Yasur Tour.

  Middlebush Kastom Walk & Black Magic.

The Mt Yasur Blue-Cave Trip bestows visitors with the broadest travel experience with Mt Yasur Volcano and the aquatic Blue Cave being highlights. The trip is rounded out with a variety of cultural experiences and Tannese slices of life. Over three days travellers obtain an unique understanding of what makes Tanna Island so special. Features include:

  Giant Banyan, West Coast, Blackmantown.

  Classic Mt Yasur Tour.

  Blue Cave Tour.

  Middlebush Kastom Walk & Black Magic.