"volcanoes!" Whakatane by margaretvn

Whakatane Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 53 photos

White Island lies 49 kilometres off the coast of the Bay of Plenty. This active marine is full of hissing fumaroles, bubbling mud, steam and gasses spewing into the air.... we had to see it!

... and these are the cute little accessories you get to wear for the tour! They are NOT optional.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:unique marine volcano
  • Cons:volcanoes are smelly
  • In a nutshell:not to be missed
  • Last visit to Whakatane: Oct 2002
  • Intro Written Nov 3, 2002
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Margaret, lovely little page here. It looks like you quite liked these cute little accessories. :-)

  • vtveen's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2004 at 11:26 AM

    Hi Margaret, Het lijkt erop dat wij heel ver weg ongeveer dezelfde prachtige ervaring hebben gehad. Voor mij/ons was het bezoek aan White Island het tot nu toe absolute hoogtepunt van vele reizen.

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2003 at 9:58 AM

    So you LANDED on White Island - I FLEW OVER it - my pics are much different than yours!! It sure is amazing! Best wishes Nada

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2003 at 10:31 AM

    Wow! Looks like a beautiful area!! Volcanos are always cool to see!!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2003 at 11:03 AM

    What a wild experience! Had no idea gas masks were required.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2003 at 2:50 PM

    wow what a great experience - I haven't even been out there!.. go to christmas.allrecipes.com/AZ/...

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2003 at 8:48 AM

    Wow - what an experience!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2003 at 1:05 AM

    I visited only Vesuvio (in-active) and Etna (a little activity that time) in Italy. This volcano on your pictures looks really very active = a must see for me :-)))

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