Easily accessible by 4WD. Mt Matavanu crater was a roaring, exploding volcano from 1905 to 1911 which sent molten lava flow flowing to the coast 13 kilometers to the north east, destroying everything in its path. Panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and into the crater are breathtaking.


Mt Matavanu in the village of Safotu was an active volcano from 1905-1911 and slow moving lava from the eruption destroyed everything in its path as evident in the village of Saleaula today.