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White Island Active Volcano Helicopter

3 Hours

Price from £406 per person

White Island lies 50kms off the Pacific Coast of New Zealand and it is officially New Zealand's most active volcano.

The full M?ori name for the island is 'Te Puia o Whakaari', meaning 'The Dramatic Volcano.' It was named 'White Island' by Captain Cook on October 1, 1769 because it always appeared to be in a cloud of white steam. Although Cook went close to the island he failed to notice that it was a volcano. Its official name is Whakaari/White Island although it is best known as White Island.

White Island is privately owned and was declared a private scenic reserve in 1953 and is subject to the provision of the Reserves Act 1977. Visitors cannot land without permission or remove or disturb any wildlife and must leave only their footprints.

Board your helicopter to commence a tour over to White Island. Your flight takes you north over Hell’s Gate Thermal Valley and to the Pacific Ocean coastline before landing on White Island’s crater rim. Spend approximately one hour on a guided walk of this fascinating natural attraction and experience the volcanic fury of the main crater while viewing sulphur deposits and the remains of the old sulphur mine.

Operates:

Months: Year Round
Days: Daily
Duration: 3 Hours

Starts: on demand