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Shore Excursion - White Island Volcano Experience Cruise & Guided Exploration

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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.

What You'll Get

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.

Additional Information

  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • 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)

  • Souvenirs

Departure Point
Outside the Tauranga Port Gate

Departure Time
12:00 AM

7 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to the Tauranga Port Gate.

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Kiwi Excursions in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.