Amazing piece of NZ that has been secret for far to long. Like walking into another planet. Its a must do experience with Aerius Helicopters everyone should do.
Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to land and walk in the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano.
Words cannot express the experience that is walking on the active crater floor of White Island. The unique lunar landscape is an integral part of the Pacific ring of fire. This active volcano is located 52 kilometers off the Bay of Plenty coastline. White Island (or Whakaari as it was named by the Maori before Europeans arrived) is New Zealand’s most active volcano and was once home to factory workers who mined the Island for sulfur. Ruined remains of this hard life still exist today.
This continuously active volcano, with sulfur-lipped fumaroles, active volcanic vents, steaming Crater Lake, bubbling mud pools, hot streams and desolate mining ruins provides a surreal experience. You will feel like you are walking on a different planet. Tour ends at the original departure location.
This was a little treat to celebrate our anniversary and so glad that we did this. It was amazing and I can't recommend this enough. We did the White Island tour including the crater landing and it was just out of this world. There were...More
This was an amazing tour. Dave was our pilot and we had a small group of 2. First time in a helicopter and we look forward to taking another helicopter flight at some time. Safety issues for both the helicopter flight and crater walk were...More
Three of us booked this tour one day before. Got the small red helicopter. Pat at 6'5" got up front with the pilot and me (6'1") got the back seat. I barely fit but ride was not uncomfortable. Loved the view of the crater and...More