Get up close and personal to New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. Explore Whakaari/White Island on a day tour from Whakatane, or book the…
What people are saying about Whakatane
Great day out to an awesome attraction. The main concern was liaison with the company the previous day to confirm arrangements. This went without a hitch. The rest was as it were plain sailing. The guided tour of the island was informative and paced for ample viewing and photography time. There was a no fuss approach to safety which quelled any doubtful thoughts about potential risk and let everyone get on with enjoying the experience. Staff were really friendly and approachable. Nothing seemed a problem. Within the limitations provided by the trip the vegetarian lunch(I'm no fan) was delicious and ample. Walking inside an active volcanic crater was awesome. It was a top experience maximised by a professional personnel.
So glad I did this, as the whole trip from the boat ride (seeing dolphins), chatting to the other international passengers, was unmissable. nothing was too much trouble for the crew, amazing tour of the island, and a packed lunch of a healthy variety. Would definitely recommend .
I would like to have explored more the island, the tour was really short. However, the place is just amazing and different than everything I’ve seen, which makes the tour totally worth. Swimming from the boat was nice and refreshing too.
As we are both about 80 years old we think we were adventurous attempting a visit to White Island and after the visit we are glad we did.