Tanna Adventures has situated just below its accommodation, the Lenuanatuaiu Waterfall

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A tropical travel experience of untouched scenic beauty & cultural insight.

Traditional dancers with Tanna Adventures Painted girl in Kastom Colours with Tanna adventures

Tour 1 - The Classic Mount Yasur Trip.

Tour 2 - Port Resolution / Shark Bay Trip.

Tour 3 - Mt Yasur Volcano - "THE BIG DAY OUT"

Tour 4 - Blue Cave Trip.

Tour 5 - BlackManTown / Giant Banyan Trip.

Walk 1 - Second (Lenuingao) Waterfall & Beach Walk

Walk 2 - 'Kastom' Trails Walk to Esso's.

Walk 3 - 'Kastom' Trails Walk to Black Magic.

Walk 4 - First (Lenuanatuaiu) Waterfall Walk.

Walk 5 - Central Highlands River Pools & Cascades.


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Tanna Adventures - Mount Yasur Volcano


Tanna Adventures-Coffee logo Tanna (& Vanuatu's) Geology.

The string of islands that forms Vanuatu follow a series of fault lines or planes of weakness in the ocean floor. The Vanuatu islands were born initially from volcanos which developed along these faults, and provided a foundation for extensive coral reefs to propagate.

While some islands of Vanuatu, such as Efate Island show almost not signs of its volcanic history (having coral at depth almost everywhere), Tanna Island has the ever active Mt Yasur Volcano and consequently has extensive areas of volcanic rock, volcanic ash, and pumice (on its beaches). The benefit of course, is that its highland regions have incredible fertility due to its volcanic soils.

Tanna Adventures-Coffee logo .... The Tanna Island Landscape.

Due to seismic upheaval in association with continuing coral growth over eons of time has lead to most islands been completely covered to considerable depth in coral or limestone formations. The subsequent erosion and weathering provided zones of particularly rugged topography, and it is estimated that over half of vanuatu's landmass has an average gradient greater than 20%, and over a third has an elevation higher than 300 metres above sea level.



Tanna Adventures-Coffee logo Tanna Island Water & Waterfalls.

Being located at a latitude that provides significant rainfall, the development of underwater reservoirs and water catchments meant that numerous springs developed and abound today (perhaps the largest being on the east coast of Santo), and give rise to creeks and rivers that never dry up throughout the year.

Combining this with the jagged and abrupt terrain has lead to a significant number of pools, cascades and waterfalls - some of which appear to appear out of seemingly impossible situations.










Inspring Walk 4 - First (Lenuanatuaiu) Waterfall.

[Updated 12th April 2017]

walk along black sand surf beaches with Tanna Adventures

Experience the Central Highlands of Tanna Island (middlebush), and discover one of the foremost and hugely popular waterfalls, Lenuanatuaiu waterfall ........

The was one the first major attractions in the highlands region to be found by travellers staying down on the west coast and remains a popular attraction. The waterfall is located just down from the escarpment where Rachel and Esso's accommodation is located, and part of the attraction itself is the view that is present from the Restaurant (a view that you wake up to if you stay at Tanna Adventures), which provides views of Mt Yasur Volcano in the background.

The creek that feeds the waterfall feeds its way on its way through a deep valley that has vegetation dating back to the beginning of time. Walls of small orchards, ferns and deep forest flora abound everywhere. The creek eventually ends up at Lenuingao beach.

When plentiful, Rachel goes down to the creek and collects freshwater prawns from the various shallow pools, for dinner. Simply delicious - but only available occasionally.


Travel Tour Overview from Esso's Accommodation :

• From the restaurant it takes about half an hour to walk down a series of pathways and steps down to the waterfall, and is fairly steep in parts. Coming back obviously takes longer, and in all takes about 45 minutes. Take your swimming trunks for a swim.

Added Overview Travelling from the Whitegrass Coast :

• If the tour is taken from any of the accommodation along the whitegrass coast, then approximately 1 hour can be added to the tour time (half an hour each way).


Tanna Adventures - 4wd along the many dirt roads of Tanna
Tanna Adventures- boys in a dug out canoe
Tanna Adventures Accommodation - waves on wild black sand beach

Tanna adventures-Coffee logo Ways to Book Tanna Island Tours & Walks.

Check out our 'no obligation' Personalized Booking Service which will give you a number of personalized options from us, to suit your requirements. Click the buttom below to be taken to our booking queries page.

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If you would like to know about our booking process, and all the options which are available to you - have a look at our Making a Booking Guide.

Tanna adventures-Coffee logo Tour Rates - First (Lenuanatuaiu) Waterfall.

Tour rates are in Vanuatu Vatu for the following Participant numbers. You will pay the rate in Vatu as shown - the displayed amount in AU$ is indiicative (* see below) and the actual rate will be based on the exchange rate at the time of booking.

Please note that the Single Participant rate applies if there is only one person on the Walk ( person must be over 18 yrs old). If a single traveller does the tour when there are other Participants, then the rate will reduce to that of the two or more Participant rate.

• ONLINE BOOKINGS - Rates specified in table below apply. A deposit of is required at the time of booking, with the balance paid in Vatu (Cash) to Esso at the time of departure.

• CASUAL (IMPROMPTU, NON-ONLINE) BOOKINGS - Rates specified in table below PLUS a 15% surcharge apply. Full payment rquired in Vatu (Cash) to Esso at the time of departure.

• TOUR START/FINISH POINT - Rates apply from Departures from Esso and Rachel's accommodation. Other localities incur additional pickup/dropoff costs.


- per Adult. [18 yrs and older] Vatu 2,000 (AU$ 27.00)
- per Adult. [13 yrs and older with
adult 18yr or older]
Vatu 1,650 (AU$ 22.00)
  - per Child. [5 yrs - 12 yrs ] Vatu
22.00 )
  - per Infant. [5 yrs and under]
(not reccommended)
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* Approximate equivalent rates are given in Australian Dollars to provides prospective guests with an FX comparision. Australian FX Rates given here are per Average of ANZ Bank and Westpac Bank Published Rate Dated 12th April 2017 ( 1 AU$ = 75.80 Vatu).