Fanteng is a recent landform, created during the catastrophic
volcanic eruptions of 1913 which destroyed a mission hospital.
A 220 hectare conservation area covers the brackish water lake
and surrounding hills with dry, acacia dominated forests.
Bird watching is good in the area with more than 30 species. Vanuatu Scrubfowl are abundant with
several communal laying sites in the area. Sea turtles are
Jessy Saksak and the Wakon community own the Lake Fanteng
Conservation Area. There is a 1000 Vatu conservation fee
and a half-day bush walking and canoeing tour costs 1000
Vatu extra. Exchange rates.
Visitors to Lake Fanteng can stay at Wakon Sunset Bungalow
and camping is permitted.
Jessy telephone 5487330 (mobile) or leave a message at 48547
(Craig Cove Commercial Centre Store) or 48911 (Craig Cove
public phone). He's usually at Craig Cove on Tuesdays or
Saturdays and can pick you up in his canoe. In 2009 he was in New Zealand and should be back mid-year.
higher resolution pictures on our Vanuatu
Protected Areas Showcase.
updated: April 2009 by Stephen.