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Shore Excursion - White Island Volcano Experience Cruise & Guided Exploration

White Island Tour is an exclusive shore excursion from Tauranga.
You are met at Port Tauranga & travel by aircon vehicle to Whakatane to join catamaran for cruise to White Island.
During Cruise to White Island, enjoy commentary & possible wildlife sightings of whales, dolphins & marine birds (not guaranteed).
On arrival at White Island, travel ashore by Zodiacs (inflatable boats) and climb ashore to jetty.
Once ashore set out on guided walk (Gas masks help you get up close to roaring steam vents).
See incredible sights:
• Bubbling pits of Boiling Mud
• Hot Volcanic Streams
• Amazing Crater Lake of Steaming Acid with vivid hues of yellow and orange
• Sulphur Formations
• Roaring Steam Vents
• Ruins of Old Sulphur Factory
At conclusion Tour, enjoy lunch during return journey to Tauranga & ship.

Duration 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • What's included :
    • Transport to and from Port Tauranga to Whakatane by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Catamaran Cruise from Whakatane to White Island
    • Guided walking tour on White Island
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Use of helmet & gas mask
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    What's excluded :
    • Souvenirs
  • Met at the Port of Tauranga (Mt Maunganui).
    Travel in Air conditoned vehicle to township of Whakatane to join Catamaran Cruise boat (approx 1 hr 15 mins).
    Board Catamaran & Cruise to White Island, with commentary on the way & potential wildlife sightings.
    Travel ashore to White Island via Zodiac inflatable boats, climb ashore at jetty.
    Provision of helmets & gas masks and safety briefing.
    Guided Tour of White Island. See incredible sights, including Acid Crater Lake, Hot Volcanic Streams, Boiling Mud, Sulphur Formations & Sulphur Factory Ruins, with full commentary, history & explanations.
    Return Travel to Cruiseship, in plenty of time for ship's departure.
    Packed Lunch & bottled water included on Return Catamaran Journey.
  • Departure Point :
    Outside the Tauranga Port Gate
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to the Tauranga Port Gate.
    Hotel Pickup :

    Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Not recommended for children under 5.
    • Not wheelchair accessible, not suitable for people with mobility issues. (please feel free to enquire)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Kiwi Excursions

Activity ID: V-59852P13

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