Helicopter to White Island ( Shared)
Rotorua, Central North Island, New Zealand
Words cannot express the experience that is walking on the active crater floor of White Island, an active volcano 52km off the Bay of Plenty coastline. This unique lunar landscape is an integral part of the Pacific ring of fire.
White Island (or Whakaari as it was named by the Maori before Europeans arrived) is one of New Zealand’s most active volcanoes and a stunning and fascinating place to visit. But don’t worry, the constant rumblings and large plume of steam do not mean that the island is about to explode. White Island’s active volcanic vents, steaming Crater Lake, bubbling hot streams and desolate mining ruins combined create a surreal experience and you can disembark the helicopter to explore this unique destination.
Departing White Island fly to the summit of Mount Tarawera where we land for a walk on and around the volcanoes highest point, enjoying expansive views of the dramatic craters.
When flying over the Bay of Plenty, the sighting of Dolphins in the Pacific Ocean below is not uncommon and adds an extra special dimension to this amazing trip.