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White Island Tours Visit website

Look, listen, smell, touch, taste - touring the inner crater of an active volcano is truly an all-round sensory experience! Begin your White Island adventure . . . More . . . 

Frontier Helicopters Visit website

It was once said, in 1936, that White Island was "surely one of the wonders ?of the world" and to this date by visitor numbers . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

White Island Whakaari: for live volcanic activity at sea

Experience the thrill of exploring New Zealand's most active, submerged volcano.  Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Ōhope Beach: for any beach-related activity you can think of

Jump waves, body surf or swim, then dig your toes into the sand for tuatua on this long golden-sand stretch of loveliness.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Whakaari White Island: a moonscape of volcanic desolation

Some volcanoes are stroppier than others. A stroll on Mount Eden, for example, feels safe. A poke around on the flanks of Whakaari – White Island – by contrast, does not.  Read the story . . . 

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Of the sea: surfing Aotearoa

When most people imagine their idyllic beach, they think of white sand and sun-dappled water. Surfers focus on wind and swell directions and the hidden bathymetry of the seafloor. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Five picks for a weekend in Whakatāne

Whakatāne is a busy, attractive, riverside town and, nearby, Ōhope has a sublime beach. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Visit Whakaari White Island, the most active volcano in New Zealand

Get up close to hissing fumaroles, sizzling sulphur and steaming craters on a visit to Whakaari White Island. Read the story . . . 

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Visit New Zealand’s most-loved beach, Ōhope Beach

It's a pretty big achievement to be rated the best bit of 14,000km of coastline, but Ōhope managed to take the crown.  Read the story . . . 

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