Yeyenwu Cave

Useful Information

Location: Picot Bay on Hiu Island, Torres group.
(-13.1333, 166.5666)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Yeyenwu Cave or actually just Yeyenwu is named Yöyen Wu [jɵjənˈwʉ] in the local Hiw language and translates as "the cave of Spirits". Hiu Island is a small island in the north of Vanuatu, the cave is located at Picot Bay, a fine anchor place. Hiu is also written Hiw, sometimes it is called North Island. The cave has speleothems like stalactites and stalagmites, and some cave paintings.

For unknown reasons, this cave is listed on the Wikipedia page with caves from all over the world. We actually have no idea what this page exists for, it makes no sense, and this tiny cave on a remote island without any importance shows on the same page as the most famous show caves or the longest cave systems of the world. It is also the only one which is listed for Vanuatu, which also makes no sense, as there are more interesting cave on the islands. However, due to its remarkable location on one of the least visited islands of the world it should be actully off the tourist map. But it is listed even in the Lonely Planet guide for some reason. We actually made this page for warning, do not visit this cave. Despite being listed widely, it is not worth the effort.