White Island, also known in Maori as Whakaari, is an active volcano situated 49 km off the coast of New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region. White Island is easily accessible as tour operators run regular trips to the island from Whakatane, in fact it is one of the most accessible active marine volcanos in the world. Though the majority of White Island is underwater, some 321m of the cone sticks out of the ocean, forming a circular island. Tours of White Island include visiting the ruins of the sulphur factory abandoned in the 1930s, and getting up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling mud pits, hot volcanic streams, sulphur encrusted fumeroles and the amazing lake of steaming acid.
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Mobile-friendly - The Tauranga, Rotorua and Coromandel regions offers some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops to long sandy beaches. Walk in the crater of White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, or drop into a vineyard for lunch. Range of scenic flights and experiences allowing you to discover the region from above.
Bay Of Plenty Tours take you to see the best attractions that the Bay of Plenty and Waikato have to offer. From the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton movie set, through to experiencing the Maori culture in Rotorua and the amazing Waitomo Glow Worm cave system, or customised day tours on request, there are many exciting attractions in the area.
Mobile-friendly - At New Zealand Self Drive Tours we can custom design your perfect New Zealand holiday package. With over 200 different tour suggestions, every one of our self drive itineraries are 100% customisable, allowing you to incorporate any of our excellent range of activities and accommodations. Chat with our New Zealand travel experts to begin crafting your dream New Zealand holiday!
If you enjoy diving and snorkelling, then a trip to the Volkner Rocks in the Te Paepae o Aotea marine reserve is a must-do. Visitors can only visit the marine reserve by boat, but there are numerous charter boat services in eastern Bay of Plenty. The underwater scenery and marine life in the marine reserve is truly spectacular.
White Island is New Zealand's only live marine volcano and is situated 48 kilometres from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. The nearest towns are Whakatane and Tauranga. It is one of the most fascinating and accessible volcanoes on earth and is constantly active. White Island breathes, roars, steams and hisses.
Mobile-friendly - Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island (Whakaari) – New Zealand's most ACTIVE volcano. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud and the spectacular main crater vent during this 'once in a lifetime' adventure!
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Primary Ballet Class
This is another fun ballet class for children who are 5 to 6years upwards. The level is a little more challenging than the Beginners class but still with all the elements and wonderful benefits of classical ballet ...
Where: Bethlehem Hall, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 239a State Highway 2, Bethlehem, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 4:00pm on Wednesday 7th March 2018
To: 4:30pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018
Waste Free Living Workshop - With Kate Meads
Waste Free Living Workshop - Te Puke Through this exciting seminar you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your households impact on our future. What else? You get a free $100 goodie bag with ...
Where: The Orchard Church, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty
Address: 20 MacLoughlin Drive, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018
To: 8:30pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018
Tauranga Blues Jam
The monthly Tauranga Blues Jam is held on the second Wednesday of the month at Jack Dusty's, 50 Bureta Rd (just next to the Bureta Countdown). Blues players and singers always welcome, alone or backed by our resident ...
Where: Jack Dusty's Ale House, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 50 Bureta Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018
To: 10:30pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018
Clinical Pilates focuses on the quality of movement at an individual level and is suitable for a wide range of people of all ages. Clinical Pilates can be used for a variety of goals such as improving general fitness and ...
Where: Mount Physio & Pilates, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 4 Dee St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:30pm on Wednesday 8th August 2018
To: 6:30pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018
Jazz Wednesdays with Ben Wilcock
Live at the Baby Grand. The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand's finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style. In 2003 he was the ...
Where: Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1109 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 3rd October 2018
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018
Belly Dance Classes for Beginners
Belly Dance or better described, Oriental Dance, originated from the Middle East and North Africa, mainly Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey. Belly dancing involves the movement of all parts of the body, but particularly the ...
Where: St Columba Presbyterian Church, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 502 Otumoetai Road, CHERRYWOOD, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 5th December 2018
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019
Come and visit Santa in his workshop. Get a professional photo* taken with Santa this festive season in Santa’s Workshop. Located next to the Not Just $2 store in Fraser Cove Shopping Centre.
Where: Fraser Cove Shopping Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 229-245 Fraser St, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 11:00am on Wednesday 12th December 2018
To: 4:00pm on Monday 24th December 2018
Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story
Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is ...
Where: Rotorua Community House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1115 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 12:00pm on Monday 5th November 2018
To: 5:00pm on Monday 31st December 2018
Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree
For Waiariki Women’s Refuge. After the overwhelming success of last year’s Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree, we are again asking our generous local community to donate gifts to a great cause. Starting ...
Where: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 1st December 2018
To: 12:00pm on Monday 7th January 2019
Women’s Ten Day Intensive Weight Loss, Health Retreat
A significant weight-loss kick start and detoxification journey. Education is intensified during this retreat to ensure you leave with the knowledge you need to make positive lifestyle changes at home. Leave feeling ...
Where: Resolution Retreats, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Address: 300 Rocky Cutting Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Friday 7th December 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 16th December 2018