Whakaari/White Island Family Fun and Activities
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 - Tauranga-based Aerius Helicopters are your flight specialists in the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Coromandel. We offer unforgettable scenic flights and adventures over the regions' white beaches and rugged landscapes. Enjoy an adrenaline-packed day with the boys or spend the day being pampered at a luxury lodge with the girls. Let our team arrange a helicopter package for your requirements.
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