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Enjoy a once in a lifetime trip to Whakaari or White Island: New Zealand’s most active volcano via helicopter on this shore excursion.
You will be picked up from the port of Tauranga and transported to Aerius Hanger where you will have a briefing of your day on the volcano. From there enjoy a 30 minute scenic flight to the crater of White Island, located 52 kilometers from the Bay of Plenty coastline, with some truly breathtaking views of both the volcano and North Island coastline. Your helicopter pilot will be your tour guide while you explore the unique lunar landscape of White Island for a one hour fully guided tour. Learn about the unique heritage of the volcano including the attempts to mine the volcano for sulphur during the nineteenth and twentieth century and discover ruined remains that still exist today. There will also be opportunities to get up close to the acidic Crater Lake, as well as bubbling mud pools and sulphur-lipped fumaroles for a unique photo opportunity.
Finally, board your helicopter and fly back to the Aerius Hanger before being dropped off at Tauranga port where you will reunite with your cruise ship.
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.