White Island Tours
Only an hour drive from Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers, you will find the harbour town Whakatane. From here at 49km off the east coast of the Bay of Plenty lays White Island in the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand's only LIVE MARINE VOLCANO!
To start the tour, you will aboard the boat at Whakatane for a 5-6 hour tour. Arriving on White Island, trained tour guides will take you around the inner crater of the island. This unique landscape will make you think you just have landed on the moon! Hissing fumaroles emitting bursts of steam are surrounded by glittering yellow sulphur crystals. Through steaming mounds and jagged, broken rock formations, you will venture right to the crater's edge to peer down through eerie steam to a simmering lake of colourful acid.
The 90 minute fully guided tour gives you time to absorb your surroundings and ask questions that will undoubtedly arise in your mind as you feel the power of mother nature, there is nothing quite like it.
Tours depart form Whakatane daily, please bear in mind that it is always weather depending. Safety gear is provided, refreshments and lunch is also included.
This White Island tour is unique, breath taking and a journey which you will never forget.
Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers is more than happy to help you book the White Island tour in the Bay of Plenty – please click here to contact us for more information.