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Tanna is an island in the nation of Vanuatu located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is the southernmost island of the archipelago and is approximately 35 kilometers long and 20 kilometers wide. The island is home to a population of approximately 27,000 people and is known for its lush tropical rainforest, pristine beaches, and active volcanoes.

Tanna is located about 500 kilometers east of the capital Port Vila and is part of the Tafea Province. It is a volcanic island with two active volcanoes, Mount Yasur and Mount Tukosmera. The island is also home to the John Frum Movement, a religious and political movement that is based on the belief in an American military cargo cult.

Tanna is known for its rich cultural heritage and traditions. The island is home to several ancient villages and archaeological sites that have been inhabited since the time of the Lapita people. Tanna is also home to the largest population of the Polynesian-speaking I-Kiribati people in the world.

The island has a long and rich history. In the 16th century Tanna was visited by the Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendaña and in the late 19th century it was annexed by the United Kingdom. During World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese and later by the Americans. In 1980, Tanna became an independent nation as part of the Republic of Vanuatu.

Tanna is a beautiful and unique island that has a lot to offer visitors. From its stunning scenery and vibrant culture to its rich history and active volcanoes, Tanna is a great place to visit and explore.

Excursion tips for a day in Tanna

As a tourist in Tanna, Vanuatu, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do in Tanna:

1. Visit the majestic Yasur Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

2. Take a tour of the John Frum Cargo Cult village, where you can learn about the unique spiritual beliefs of the local population.

3. Go snorkeling or diving at the nearby beaches and explore the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.

4. Relax and soak up the sun at the iconic White Grass Beach.

5. Take a guided tour of the Tanna Coffee Plantation and learn about the local coffee production process.

6. Visit the Ivoloina Cultural Centre and learn about the traditional culture and customs of the local people.

7. Visit the Tanna Giant Banyan Tree, a centuries-old tree that is said to have magical powers.

8. Take a guided tour of the nearby waterfalls and enjoy the stunning scenery.

9. Enjoy a traditional feast of local dishes and drinks at a local restaurant.

10. Go shopping at the local markets and pick up some souvenirs.

Experience Tanna with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Tanna. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Tanna

Tanna in Vanuatu has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. The wet season runs from November to April, with frequent heavy showers and thunderstorms, while the dry season runs from May to October, with less rain and higher temperatures. Temperatures are generally consistent throughout the year, averaging around 28°C, with a slight drop in temperature during the wet season. During the dry season, the island experiences a cooler, dryer climate with winds blowing from the southeast.

Cruise weather for Tanna

Our weather forecast for Tanna helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 22.1 °C
22.0 m/s
34.2 m/s
28.8 %
19.2 m
81.0 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 22.9 °C
21.6 m/s
35.3 m/s
76.3 %
17.1 m
86.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 22.6 °C
12.2 m/s
20.9 m/s
29.4 %
21.4 m
89.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 22.5 °C
11.5 m/s
15.8 m/s
62.8 %
12.2 m
90.5 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 22.4 °C
15.5 m/s
20.5 m/s
17.5 %
19.1 m
86.8 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 19.2 °C
28.1 m/s
39.6 m/s
64.2 %
21.3 m
87.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 18 °C
20.2 m/s
23.0 m/s
3.3 %
24.1 m
70.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 17.6 °C
9.2 m/s
16.9 m/s
21.6 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 19.6 °C
17.6 m/s
23.0 m/s
65.8 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 19.6 °C
24.8 m/s
34.2 m/s
99.5 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 19.4 °C
23.0 m/s
32.6 m/s
72.2 %
23.4 m
80.2 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 19.7 °C
15.1 m/s
27.4 m/s
36.6 %
24.1 m
81.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 20.9 °C
15.5 m/s
23.9 m/s
7.9 %
24.1 m
82.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 21.8 °C
14.4 m/s
22.7 m/s
66.0 %
23.6 m
82.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 20.8 °C
14.8 m/s
18.0 m/s
73.7 %
20.9 m
89.6 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Tanna

Would you like to travel to Tanna on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Tanna.

Scheduled ship calls in Tanna, Vanuatu
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 11th 2024 Friday, 11th of Oct. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Nov. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Nov. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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