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White Island

Updated: Jun 11

After the volcano eruption in December 2019 the White Island is closed for visitors for an indefinite time but you can take a scenic flight over the island by a helicopter or a float plane.

New Zealand's most energetic volcano & the only active marine volcano, White Island lies 48Km off the east coast in the Bay of Plenty. Take a scenic flight from Rotorua or Tauranga and watch steaming vents and crater lakes that change colour and size almost daily. A hostile environment, White Island is a protected private scenic reserve, roughly 2Km in diameter & rises 321m above sea level - quite a hike in this terrain! The waters surrounding White Island are known for their fishing for kingfish, tuna and marlin.

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