Timings : 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee : Helicopter Tour (per head) - NZD 850. Boat Rides (per head) - Adults - NZD 230 and Children (below 15 years) - NZD 150
White Island Tours is a fun-filled and thrilling tour of the White Island Volcano. Also known as Whakaari, White Island is the most active Volcano in New Zealand. This attraction is located about 90 kilometres away from the Tauranga Coast of New Zealand, which makes the Volcano an accessible location. It is, in fact, the world's most accessible Volcano. Usually, this Volcano witnesses low-intensity seismic vibrations (1 or 2 on a scale of 5). Travellers exploring New Zealand can go on the White Island Tours and spend an exhilarating day venturing through the craters and learning the geology of the attraction when the seismic waves are well below the dangerous level.
White Island Tours cover almost the entire area of the volcano (about 2 kilometres wide). The volcano runs metres deep into the water. White Island is the 320-metre-high tip that comes out of the water and forms a small circular island. The local name of the island, "Whakaari" means a dramatic volcano in the Maori language. It was renamed as White Island in 1769, after Captain James Cook, a European voyager always noticed that clouds covered it, making steam from the active volcano. Going on a White Island Tour does not have an age requirement as such, but participants need to be able to walk through the rough terrain without any support