Mount Matavanu Crater, Savai'i

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Once an awe-inspiring volcano that erupted during the early 1900s, Mount Matavanu Crater is now filled with vegetation and wildlife. Keep an eye out for native creatures like birds and peculiar insects. Once at the top, stand at the edge of the crater for some great photos. The hike up requires sturdy shoes, sunblock, and plenty of water. A vehicle with four-wheel drive is required to reach the base of the volcano, and visitors prone to motion sickness should be ready with medication on the bumpy road. Add Mount Matavanu Crater to your Savai'i travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Savai'i trip planner .
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  • Got up here in a tiny car with no clearance, but as an Australian I have a tolerance for a couple of underbody rock bangs. Location is -13.51273636,-172.39516152, where the road ends and the Crater Ma...  more »
  • As others say a 4WD is best. We went in an older model Toyota Kluger SUV and you wouldn't want less clearance. The road is was not dangerous, just quite rough in spots. Take it slow and it is fine. We...  more »
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