Helicopter to Whakaari (White) Island – Experience an unforgettable trip to New Zealand’s most contrasting volcanoes.

Just 50 km offshore from Whakatāne, no visit to the Bay of Plenty is complete without a trip to this incredible place. Known to Māori as Whakaari, White Island is arguably the world’s most accessible active marine volcano. It attracts volcanologists and sightseers from around the world, offering a breathtaking view of the awesome powers that continue to shape New Zealand in all their spectacular and dramatic glory.

Marvel at the beauty of nature in its most untamed state. Walk across the island’s wild, lunar landscape with active geothermal steam vents, bubbling mud pools and the sombre remains of an ill-fated sulphur mining factory destroyed by a lahar in 1914 and took the lives of 10 miners.

Remarkable visibility, underwater steam vents and an abundance of marine life make the waters around the island one of New Zealand’s best dive sites. It’s also a fishing haven, with charter boats offering multi-day game fishing adventures.

White Island can be reached by sea or air for guided visits or scenic flights. Visit here or here to find out more about what trips can be offered.

Luxury Experiential New Zealand Travel Experiences

If your intended stay is part of a New Zealand experience, and are looking for a high-end experiential travel experience, we highly recommend you contact Ahipara Luxury Travel. Ahipara specialise in luxury tourism (6, 5 and 4+ star) focused on connecting you with New Zealand through special people, places and activities. Truly special, authentic New Zealand holidays and vacations that you will remember for many years.

As your Hosts, we personally use Ahipara to plan and execute high-end experiential travel experience for our international guests, and can highly recommend Jean-Michel and the team at Ahipara.