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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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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| White Island, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 27 273 4090
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We took the tour with PeeJay's on the first day they had been able to land at the island since Cyclone Ita hit.We weren't warned that conditions were going to be quite rough, but that was a good thing as we would probably not have...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We went to the white island, by boat, to see the volcano and it was fantastic. Pee jay tours, were very professional and informative. Highly recommend it for anyone.

1  Thank geraldine158
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a fantastic experience on White Island. I can recommend the helicopter flight over to the island. By taking the helicopter you get a marvelous view of the active volcano while circling the island. On landing your guide takes you safely on a tour...More

2  Thank Macca_Maz
Reviewed 26 April 2014

The reviews say it better than I could. One of the standout travel experiences I have had - and it's just down the road from our home! I would recommend both the sea tour and the flight without hesitation. The tour operators are knowledgable and...More

Thank KiwiWithWings80
Reviewed 23 April 2014

WOW what an experience, to walk on a live volcano and feel the heat, smell the sulphur and see the ground bubbling beneath your feet, words cannot tell you what it's like you really must go. We took a boat with peejay tours, a great...More

1  Thank shazneary
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Time and money well spent! Other people (tourists and Kiwis alike) we met on both islands recommended the boat excursion. The boat trip out, tour itself, and return voyage were highlighted by knowledgeable and friendly staff. The island is almost surreal. The guides and boat...More

Thank rambler54
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We flew with Frontier Helicopters from Whakatane airport, take the first flight of the day, we had the helli and the island to ourselves, $650 per person, but as a real treat this was hard to beat, the sound of the volcano and the visual...More

1  Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We took the helicopter to White Island and it was the experience of a lifetime. As we were on the earliest possible flight, we had the island to ourselves which, in itself, was a fantastic feeling. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the island and...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 20 March 2014

What a fantastic day. Could not recommend highly enough. Helpful and informative staff on the ship. The majestic pod of common dolphin playing with the ship(about 20). The island itself just awesome. The hour and half spent on the island goes in flash. The light...More

Thank Glenys K
Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

I took a helicopter flight to the only one existing active vulcano island from Rotorura. It was an remarkable flight and I could also get an overview over the landscape of Rotorura. This is just a oncer if you consider the price but really worth...More

Thank dlogic
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Is the boat trip to the Island calm in early February? How difficult is the walk on the island?
5 January 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
Hi. Enjoyed reading your review. You mentioned wearing old clothes. Is this due to the sulphur and the smell that will remain on your clothing? My family is planning to do this Volcano tour to white island the day before we are scheduled to depart internationally. Probably wearing same shoes and pants. If the smell is bad, I would surely purchase or bring "disposable" clothes for us. Do you recommend this
8 September 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
We are planning a trip to New Zealand during July 17 - 24, 2015 (probably the coldest time in NZ) and are thinking of taking the White Island trip on the 22nd of July from Rotorua. Would like to know if the trip itself would be feasible at that time and what are the conditions and clothing we should anticipate and plan for. Thanks Venkat
10 July 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