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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| White Island, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

This is not a cheap trip but it's so special . It was so worth the money. It takes some time on the boat (if you do the boat trip) and it just takes an effort to get there..but what you get is amazing. It...More

2  Thank Musiixxx
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Very interesting but very expensive getting over. We did the boat trip across. If on a tight budget, you can see very similar features (sulphur pools etc) all over NZ. The added bonus of the boat trip, however, was seeing dolphins. The island has an...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 8 March 2015

White island is an extraordinary landscape where you can get up close and personal with an active volcano. Unfortunately for us the weather turned to rain as we arrived which made the landing difficult. The trip continued with driving rain and most of us turning...More

2  Thank GZOOOM
Andrew B, Owner at White Island Volcano, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review Whakaari / White Island. I note you that whilst you did comment that the island is an extraordinary landscape you only gave the Island an average rating. If this was primarily because of the weather you encountered...More

Reviewed 24 February 2015

Just a breathe taking experience which such amazing colours - photographer's delight. The guide was great and we enjoyed every minute.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 22 February 2015

It was an amazing day, we were taken good care of by the crew on the boat and on the island. it was a fascinating day. The crew gave us a lot of information about the island and the natural environment. On the journey back...More

Thank janetemullon
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Must admit we went by helicopter using Frontiers with our own private pilot which took 30 minutes from base and avoided all the horror stories of folks who took the boat on rough days (most days!). The whole trip took about two hours from start...More

1  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic experience - visiting a live volcano! The boat was excellent - very comfortable. But the star was the island itself with amazing sulphur fumaroles. Very informative guide filled in the history of the sulphur works. Well worth the visit.

Thank LindaN8959XE
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Run by White Island tours a trip to the island is a fascinating day out. I have visited volcanic sites in Iceland, the Canaries and the Azores as well as in New Zealand but this site is still really extraordinary. The boat trip was well...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 29 January 2015

We have this trip planned with Frontier Helicopters, a company that is specialised to land tourist on this active volcano. AN ACTIVE VOLCANO! we took the earliest flight available (8am with a 7:30am briefing start). the helicopter flight is smooth, short and it is on...More

Thank Laszlo P
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Arrived at reception without a booking but we were fitted in so off we went,on the journey out we saw Dolphins and a Hammerhead Shark. The transfer from boat to Island was very good, then the tour of the island was very interesting and informative,...More

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marcellesf
5 January 2017|
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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
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CHRISTINE M
8 September 2015|
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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
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Venkateswaran R
10 July 2015|
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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
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