WHITE ISLAND TOUR FROM TAURANGA

Once in a lifetime opportunity to land and walk in the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano

Words cannot express the experience that is walking on the active crater floor of White Island. The unique lunar- landscape is an integral part of the Pacific ring of fire. This active volcano is located 52 kilometers off the Bay of Plenty coastline. White Island (or Whakaari as it was named by the Maori before Europeans arrived) is New Zealand’s most active volcano and was once home to factory workers who mined the Island for sulphur. Ruined remains of this hard life still exist today.

 

As part of your trip you will experience;

 

  • An informative safety briefing at the Aerius hanger

  • A 30-minute scenic flight to and from the island

  • Spectacular views from above

  • Approximately a 1 hour guided tour of the active volcano crater.

  • Fascinating commentary on the geothermal activity

  • Get up close to the acidic Crater Lake, bubbling mud pools and sulphur-lipped fumaroles

  • Walk through the abandoned ruins of the sulphur factory

  • Plenty of photo opportunities

 

What to bring;

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  • Comfortable covered footwear

  • Drink bottle

  • Camera for amazing photo opportunities

 

What’s included;

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  • Return transfers from your Tauranga accommodation or cruise port (if required) Transfers must be arranged at the time of booking.

  • 60-minute flight (return)

  • Professional and experienced pilot and tour guide.

  • 1 hour fully guided walking tour of White Island's inner crater area

  • Safety gear (gas mask and hard hat)

  • Permit to land on the island

 

Booking Information.

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  • Flights require a minimum of 2 people, however, if 1 person we will aim to book you with other confirmed passengers. We recommend contacting us for availability if booking for 1 person

  • If booking within 24 hours of departure please phone for availability. Bookings within this time cannot be made online.

  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved

  • Not suitable for children under the age of 8 years old and under 20 kgs (44 lbs)

  • In accordance with CAA rules and regulations, we require all passengers to inform us of their accurate weight before any flight. For the purpose of aircraft weight, balance and safety, the maximum weight allowed per seat is 130kgs (286lbs).

  • Our pilots will make a decision in regards to weather conditions on the day of your booked flight. If the weather conditions are not suitable for flying, we will contact you to reschedule your booking or provide a full refund.

  • All flights are subject to weather and weight restrictions. If the pilot has any concerns, flights may be altered at their discretion. 

$980.00 NZD per person

Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours

White Island Helicopter Tours
t/a Aerius Helicopters


Hangar 8

Tauranga Airport

142 Aerodrome Road

Mount Maunganui

Freephone 0800 864 354

info@aerius.co.nz

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