White Island Volcano, Whakatane, New Zealand
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White Island

For a truly unique adventure, the destination must be Whakaari (White Island), one of the world's few accessible live volcanoes. Located 48 kilometres off the shores of Whakatane, it is accessible by boat or helicopter, or opt for a scenic flight over the island. At this continuously active volcano, sulphur-lipped fumaroles and roaring steam vents create a stark wonderland amidst the mud and ash-soaked crater, which almost bisects White Island. The acid lake in the island's depths offers an unforgettable insight into nature's primal creativity.

White Island is also one of world's best scuba diving destinations and provides a unique dive experience, as you can explore the underwater steam vents or commune with large schools of fish. It attracts hundreds of divers from all over the world every year.

White Island Live Web Cams

Have a look at the live web cams of White Island. A snapshot is taken once every 15 minutes. Refresh your browser for the updated image. 
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Dive White (Island)

Dive White
Dive at New Zealand's only live marine volcano. World class crystal clear waters, see large Kingfish, Stingrays, huge schools of Maomao and subtropical fish. Lunch and refreshments supplied. Individual divers our speciality. 
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A 186 The Strand, Whakatane
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T 0800 348 394
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White Island Flights

White Island Flights
Situated in the stunning waters of the Bay of Plenty, White Island is so spectacular when viewed from the air. White Island Flights offer scenic flights over all the local volcanoes including Mt Tarawera, White Island and Mt Ruapehu to name a few. It's an unforgettable view to experience. 

A 224 Aerodrome Road, Whakatane Airport
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T 07 308 7760
T 0800 944 834
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Frontier Helicopters

Frontier Helicopters
Frontier Helicopter's 'White Island Volcano Adventure', takes you to a continuously active volcano, a living, breathing, geological giant. Fly from Whakatane Airport for spectacular aerial views, landing, and one hour guided walk. Allow 2 1/2 hours for your tour.  

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White Island Tours

Join us aboard peejay for a 6 hour eco-adventure to White Island - NZ's only active marine volcano! Discover an ever evolving landscape of fumeroles, lava bomba, crystals, bubbling mud and the steaming acid lake. Daily tours (weather permitting), bookings are essential. 

A 15 The Strand East, Whakatane
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T 0800 733 529 or 07 308 9588
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