Touring the island on foot was amazing. We took a boat to the island on a beautiful sunny day. About 1 hour later we arrived and it was amazing. The volcano is "active" so a hard hat was required and a gas mask was optional....More
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Walking on a live vulcano, in a moon-like surrounding is a once in a live-time experience. Mutch explanation from the pilot, and a nice flight.
Took the fixed-wing Cessna flight out over White Island. It was great, very smooth take off and landing, a very safe pilot, and the sights are surreal. I highly recommend this adventure! Look for pods of whales chasing schools of fish below you on the...More
bit pricy but worthy every penny.good flight over and landed on island.i had a bit of trouble but geoff and pilot helped me over hard bits.was worth the trouble as an unreal experience,stunk but had gas masks.a high must do.
Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the company that flew us out. We booked at the tourist info in Whakatane and flew out from the airport there. Very good service, very nice people. It was a awesome experience. You get to walk around a...More
Amazing experience. White island is privately owned but you can visit if you make a donation to charity. In typical kiwi style, it's not overly regulated, you have to have closed toe shoes and the rest is up to you. Guided boat trips or helicopter...More
We were extremely lucky with an awesome day for the boat trip out to the island. I'd wanted to do the trip for many years and I wasn't disappointed. It's an amazing landscape with sulphur deposits and steam rising. There's boiling mud ponds, warm streams...More
Enjoyed the boat ride out. Nice guided tour putting you up close and personal with a very active volcano. Had gas masks and glad we had them as some parts near the sulfur vents are quite intense! Amazing sulfur mining history.