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Very Sad But well worth the "scramble"

I did this "scramble' with a fantastic young colleague and my boss Andy from Adelaide. It was both... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
kelly e
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West Coast Region, New Zealand
Not an easy place to visit, but worth the effort to understand the history of Nauru

The 'topside' is where the phosphate was mined from, and it is now a strange moonscape of limestone... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
EclecticGourmet
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Solomon Islands
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17 Dec 2016
“Very Sad But well worth the "scramble"”
25 Jun 2016
“Not an easy place to visit, but worth the effort to understand the history of Nauru”
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

I did this "scramble' with a fantastic young colleague and my boss Andy from Adelaide. It was both enlightening, and really sad. As my father was in WW2, and protective of anyone born later. it was sadly enlightening. Hard walk/climb for about 3 hours over...More

1  Thank kelly e
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The 'topside' is where the phosphate was mined from, and it is now a strange moonscape of limestone pinacles and scrubby bush. Most of the phosphate was mined years ago, but some attempts is being made to use more modern techniques to get at more...More

1  Thank EclecticGourmet
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The history of the Japanese prison, the bomber track and WWII history is really intriguing. With a lack of tourist signage you truly feel like the first person since the war ended to venture through this part of the nation.

6  Thank Suli and Toa L
Reviewed 17 December 2014

The central plateau of Nauru, more usually referred to as "Topside", was the area from which phosphate has been mined for fertiliser for more than 100 years. Some mining is still going on. The result is a rough wilderness of limestone coral pinnacles that in...More

7  Thank John14450
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This was the best part about being on Nauru. The scenery there is awesome, a real once in a life time thing. It's rough driving here, but once your there it's pretty cool. I really liked it ! - if you can get onto the...More

3  Thank VisionthingNZ
Reviewed 12 September 2013

It was an amasing experience - but quite distressing too. They are destroying the last remaining pristine bush in order to get to the phosphate below - the refugee camps in the far distance. It's not a pleasant place and often not possible to get...More

10  Thank LeanneHarrisonNZ
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