The Bay of Plenty is home to New Zealand's only active marine volcano, White Island.
Ever explored an active volcano? It's an experience you'll never forget. A tour of Bay of Plenty's White Island will bring you up close to roaring gas vents, vivid yellow sulphur, iron oxide-red ground and a crater lake full of water rich in sulphuric acid. Not for the faint hearted, a tour of White Island will fasciante those interested in the volcanic and geothermal workings of New Zealand. Sound a bit too adventurous? How about a soak in one of the regions many naturally heated hot pools.