Being an active volcano there is little doubt that Whakaari/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 an 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 whilst the journey home often provides the opportunity to spend time viewing dolphins, whales, and other marine life.
Tours depart daily (weather permitting).