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Travel Guide of White Island in New Zealand by Influencers

Whakaari / White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty.

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Travel Tips for visiting White Island

White Island is reputed to be New Zealand's only active marine volcanic area, spotted with numerous bubbling mud pits, green crater lakes, extremely hot vapors that reach 800°C, amazing multi-colored rock formations, abundant yellow sulfur crystals, hot thermal currents and lava bombs - it bubbles, hisses, steams and vapors everywhere around. In the past, there was a sulfur mining factory, now its remains can be seen near the edge of the crater. The extremely bizarre white island is located 50 km off the coast. It rises a thousand feet into the sky, stretches 2 km across and can be reached by boat or helicopter. Tours are offered throughout the year, depending on weather conditions, but the best time to experience a 6-hour adventure and discover the wonder of nature is certainly the warm season (September - April). The weather is more favorable, and also the blue sky in contrast with the splendid colors of the island allows visitors to take exceptionally picturesque photos.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to White Island

Can we still visit White Island NZ ?

White Island is an active marine volcano that has attracted visitors from around the world for decades. As a result of the eruption event, there are currently no on-land tours of the island in operation.

The 2.5 to 3-hour tour of White Island costs $895 and a longer 3.5-hour tour that takes in both White Island and Mount Tarawera (with a landing on both) costs $1,045.

The nearest towns to White Island are Whakatane and Tauranga.

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  🏖️ Beach spots     ️🏜️ Badlands spots     ⛰️ Mountain spots     🌋 Crater lake spots     🏖️ Headland spots     🏞️ Watercourse spots     ⛰️ Hill station spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🌋 Volcanic landform spots  

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