The day starts with an early pickup at 6:15am from your hotel / motel from where we head across to Whakatane, enjoying the views across many of Rotorua’s 17 lakes along the way. We arrive in Whakatane for 8:00am to start the tour to (geothermally active ) ‘White Island‘. The tour, which takes approx 5-6 hours, starts with a boat rise out to White Island where you disembark and explore the live volcano. You spend approximately 1 -1 ½ hours on the island with the guide, after which there is an opportunity for a quick (optional) swim before lunch, which is provided with the tour.
After a robust lunch, the tour re-boards the boat and heads back to land, where passengers have an opportunity to keep an eye out for Dolphins and Whales along the way. Once back on land, the shuttle will move on for a quick visit to the stunning Ohope Beach before making our way back to Rotorua.
On the way back to Rotorua we have the option of stopping at one of the beautiful lakes for a photo opportunity and a swim (weather/seasons permitting).