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White Island Volcano

| White Island, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 27 273 4090
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An extraordinary experience of sight, sound and smell awaits you at this active New Zealand marine volcano, where the always present white cloud lends a mystical touch. Travel to the Island is either by boat or helicopter and tour guides outfit you for an adventurous trek on the island where signs of volcanic activity are everywhere. Visiting White Island's active crater is a "bucket list" item for many people from around the world and most often a highlight of any trip to New Zealand.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| White Island, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 27 273 4090
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

We didn't go on the island, just around it on a cruise ship. But on a beautiful sunny day, it really is an amazing site. Lots of birds too.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed March 14, 2017

YES! This is the best tour i have done in NZ! by far the guide was amazing she flew down closer to the dolphins then we landed on the volcano we put helmets and gass masks on the sand was boiling hot the water tastes...More

Thank m08rey
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

What more can I say, but an experience of a lifetime. Fabulous staff with alot of knowledge and friendly dispositions. Thankyou to Hayden and Amy our wonderful guides.They kept us informed and safe.A must see whilst travelling in Whakatane. If you do anything do this!

3  Thank Shari L
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We were fortunate that our Holland America cruise spent a day of scenic cruising between Tauranga and Auckland. The mountain was smoking heavily with sulfur fumes wafting away. It was amazing how close we could come. The captain was able to cirle the island twice...More

Thank Jarobinstx
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This was included in our tour package and when we heard that the helicopter would 'collect' us from the lawn of our hotel ( Solitaire lodge ) we were even more excited. The ride over the area offers amazing views and then a short hop...More

1  Thank AndyDave
Reviewed November 18, 2016

We were fortunate enough to explore White Island as part of a weekend dive charter with New Zealand Diving and Cascade Charters who operate out of Whakatane. And yes, if you’re a scuba diver, diving off White Island is incredible, with an abundance of sea...More

3  Thank OutThere-Kiwi
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Awesome trip -Get to land on the volcano and learn about the history -Pick up and drop off is downtown Rotorua -About 3 hour long trip -Land on the volcano and get to walk around -Looking at the different destruction zones as well as steam...More

1  Thank sunkissedslu
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We were booked to take the boat trip to White Island on a Wednesday on our way from Rotorua to Coromandel. We received a call the night before to advise us the weather was not good and unfortunately the trip was cancelled. We asked to...More

2  Thank Nodd
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

They were sold out and made an effort to try to get us on the tour. We did end up coming back a few days later. Company does a great job communicating with you throughout the booking and super friendly. We had a few people...More

1  Thank cdm865
Reviewed April 20, 2016

A really nice boat trip to this beaitiful vulcano island, you really must do this when you are there, you can only come there by boat, you are not allowed to come there on your own. But the trip was included lunch, really very nice...More

1  Thank Marian R
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January 4, 2017|
Response from OutThere-Kiwi | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marcelles - it's hard to predict the conditions in advance and it really depends on the swell. When we went in December there was a large swell running thanks to storms north of New Zealand the week before. That made our... More
September 7, 2015|
Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
Hi, My apologies it you have already visited our island volcano! Anyway it is unlikely you will have any sulphur smell in your clothes and disposable clothes are not necessary. As to wearing the same pants and shoes it is... More
Venkateswaran R
July 10, 2015|
Response from Andrew B | Property representative |
Hi Venkat, Yes it is the coolest time here now but also the most beautiful. If you get it right weatherwise you can get extremely calm and clear conditions. But it is NZ and the weather varies sometimes even in one day, so... More