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Fergusson Island

Papua New Guinea

Fergusson Island’s volcanoes, the largest of which rises approximately 6,800 feet above sea level, are extinct, but a variety of geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles prove the area is still very geothermally active; in fact, natives cook their food in boiling pools.1 2 3 4 With a surface area of just over 500 square miles, Fergusson Island is the largest of the D’Entrecasteaux Islands, which sit off the southern tip of New Guinea.

10-toea Papua New Guinean postage stamp picturing Fergusson Island in Papua New Guinea
Fergusson Island



  1. Fergusson Island. Lonely Planet. Accessed 29 Jan. 2014.
  2. Fergusson Island. Encyclopædia Britannica. Accessed 29 Jan. 2014.
  3. Seach, John. Fergusson Island. Volcano Live. Accessed 29 Jan. 2014.
  4. Fergusson Island, Papua New Guinea. Vactions To Go. Accessed 29 Jan. 2014.

Published 2018-06-18