Makian Island

Makian island is a 10km wide volcano (Kie Besi) with a 1.5km wide summit crater. Located to the south of Ternate Island this is one of Indonesia’s most destructive volcanos. While eruptions are infrequent when they occur they are explosive and cause widespread damage. An eruption in 1998 saw ash plumes rising up to 8km in height and lava flows reaching the sea.

To climb the volcano catch a boat from Ternate and be prepared for a fairly difficult climb along overgrown trails.

There are no roads or accommodation on the island so be prepared to walk and be self sufficient.