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Explore Loweao in Vanuatu

Loweao in the region of Tafea is a town in Vanuatu - some 135 mi or ( 217 km ) South-East of Port Vila , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Loweao

Current time in Loweao is now 07:50 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Efate " with a UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Yoknaeka, Port Vila, Luganville, Loounaoula, and Lokearou. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Yoknaeka . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Loweao ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Mt. Yasur Volcano erupting at night, big bang at 30 secs

0:37 min by B1OD
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Mt. Yasur volcano erupting at night It is on Tanna island, Vanuatu One of only a handful of volcanoes that you can get this close to as it erupts. ..

Vanuatu - Tanna island - part 1

8:01 min by sloepmouche
Views: 3104 Rating: 5.00

Highlights of tourism in Tanna island in the Southern province of TAFEA in Vanuatu. ..


Vanuatu Tourism in TAFEA Province

1:01 min by sloepmouche
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Hightlights of tourism in Tanna, Aniwa, Erromango, Futuna & Anatom (Tafea Province) Plenty of good reasons to come and visit! Made for Tourism Office to promote the Province overseas. Contact Video Pr ..

Vanuatu 2011 - part 4 - Tanna island - Whitegrass Resort and custom village

6:34 min by jpp320
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Whitegrass resort is a small paradise. Excursion to custom village shows the lifestyle of remote people. ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Mount Tukosmera

Mount Tukosmera is the tallest mountain on Tanna, Vanuatu. It is located in the northwest of the island. It was a volcano in the Pleistocene, but is no longer active, unlike Mount Yasur. The mountain has special religious significance for the adherents of the John Frum movement, as a place from which gods come.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -19.45 169.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Mountains of Vanuatu, Pleistocene volcanoes, Volcanoes of Vanuatu

Tanna (island)

Tanna (sometimes spelled Tana) is an island of Vanuatu. It is 40 km (25 mi) long and 19 km (12 mi) wide, with a total area of 550 km² (212 sq mi). Its highest point is the 1,084 m (3,556 ft) summit of Mount Tukosmera in the south of the island. In the east, northeast of the peak, close to the coast, is where Siwi Lake was located until mid April 2000 when, following unusually heavy rain, the lake burst down the valley into Sulphur Bay, destroying the village with no loss of life.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -19.50 169.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Islands of Vanuatu, States and territories established in 1974, States and territories established in 1980, Tafea Province

Mount Yasur

Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu (lat/long 19.52 S, 169.43 E) with a height of 361 m above sea level, located on the coast near Sulphur Bay. It lies to the southeast of the taller Mount Tukosmera, which was active in the Pleistocene. It has a largely unvegetated pyroclastic cone with a nearly circular summit crater 400 m in diameter. It is a stratovolcano, caused by the eastward-moving Indo-Australian Plate being subducted under the westward-moving Pacific Plate.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -19.53 169.45 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Active volcanoes, Mountains of Vanuatu, Stratovolcanoes, Volcanoes of Vanuatu

Sulphur Bay

Sulphur Bay is a bay on the eastern side of Tanna island in Vanuatu. Nearby is Mount Yasur, called the world's most accessible volcano, and the area is the center of the John Frum cargo cult, a movement that believes their savior, an American World War II GI, resides within Yasur. Sulphur Bay was the first part of the island visited by Westerners, when the glow of Mount Yasur attracted James Cook in 1774.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -19.51 169.46 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Bays of Vanuatu, Bodies of water of Vanuatu

Tafea Province

Tafea is the southernmost province of Vanuatu. The name is an acronym for the five main islands that make up the province: including Goat Island (5.6 km northeast, 0.1 km² area) and Vete Manung Island (15 km northeast) including Inyeug Island (0.6 km southwest, airport of Anatom), but without the remote Matthew and Hunter Islands, which are considered by the people of Anatom Island part of their custom ownership

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Located at -19.50 169.50 (Lat./Long.); Less than 22 km away
Tags: Former countries in Oceania, Former unrecognized countries, Island countries, Provinces of Vanuatu, States and territories established in 1994, Tafea Province

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