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Being an active volcano there is little doubt that White Island is home to New Zealand's most impressive geothermal activity. Visitors are able to get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and the amazing lake of steaming acid.
Experienced guides will lead visitors on a two-hour exploration of the inner crater, providing a fascinating commentary on the geology of the island as well as stories of attempts to mine sulphur.
Back aboard the vessel, there is time to enjoy a delicious packed lunch and in summer time a swim off the boat.
Our journey home often provides the opportunity to spend time viewing dolphins, whales and other marine life.
Tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Whakatāne.
White Island Tours, 15 The Strand East, Whakatāne, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, 3120, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- Open every day except Christmas Day. 6.30am - 9.00pm Winter, 6.30am - 10.00pm Summer.
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
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Pricing and Conditions
(15 year(s) and under)