Only an hours’ scenic drive along the coast from Mount Maunganui, tourists can take a day trip to White Island, New Zealand’s only live marine volcano that is fast becoming known for scuba-diving and snorkeling adventures.
Contact White Island Tours or White Island Rendezvous at:
15 The Strand East
PO Box 529
Phone: +64-7 308 9588
Fax: +64-7 308 0303
Rendezvous Freephone: 0800 242 299
Tours Freephone: 0800 733 529
Whakatane is a historical, coastal town that is the launching point for boat trips to White Island. Set in a farming and forestry region with Ohope beach nearby, this peaceful Bay of Plenty town is fast becoming a sought after destination for locals and visitors alike.
Further along the coast is Opotiki, gateway between the Bay of Plenty and Eastland, either by the inland route to Gisborne or a road that leads around the East Cape, both popular for touring.