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Active volcanoes

adelaide
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190 posts
92 reviews
Active volcanoes

Hi,

We are interested n seeing the best active volcano. We are going to both south and north, any suggestions for the best one.

Thanks

Feilding, New...
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for Rotorua
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40 reviews
1. Re: Active volcanoes

White Island in the Bay of Plenty. www.whiteisland.co.nz

adelaide
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190 posts
92 reviews
2. Re: Active volcanoes

Thanks valgee, looks great. Is there any on mainland?

Ballarat, Australia
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1,318 posts
3. Re: Active volcanoes

There are active volcanoes on the mainland but they only play occasionally. You would be "lucky" to see an eruption of any kind.

Whangarei, Northland
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2,648 posts
70 reviews
4. Re: Active volcanoes

White island is the most constantly active volcano in NZ, it has had a bigger eruption recently, but it is always emitting steam etc.

Tongariro in the central plateau erupted very recently, and Ruapehu nearby to Tongariro has recently erupted, but most of the time you would not see any visible activity on those mountains.

Wellington, NZ
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for Wellington
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7 reviews
5. Re: Active volcanoes

If you ever visit Vanuatu, check out Mt Yasur on Tanna Island. It's my photo. Quite incredible.

Feilding, New...
Destination Expert
for Rotorua
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1,616 posts
40 reviews
6. Re: Active volcanoes

Rotorua has thermal valleys where you can see thermal activity...bubbling mud, boiling lakes and geysers.

Kuirau Park is free to wander around and as well as mud & water has pretty gardens. The tulips are a blaze of colour around the city at present. Waiotapu is the most popular area of the thermal valleys but at Waimungu you can take a boat ride and motor over the top of where the pink and white terraces are situated. It was thought they were lost forever when Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886 but have been 'rediscovered'. The Buried Village, is worth visiting as this small village was covered in ash after the Tarawera Eruption. There is also Hell's Gate, Te Puia, Whakarewarewa, Orakei Korako.

adelaide
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190 posts
92 reviews
7. Re: Active volcanoes

Thanks all. White Island looks great. We are going in late November. Is it better by sea or by helicopter. If we decide to either how far ahead do you need to book

Melbourne, Australia
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497 posts
40 reviews
8. Re: Active volcanoes

Hi eastyge,

We went by boat as the $650 per person cost to go by helicopter was out of our budget range. The trip was fantastic and we saw an amazing number of dolphins on the way there. We booked the day before. If you can afford he helicopter it would be great to see it from above as well. We saw one land as we were leaving and I'm sure they do the same walk around the island as the boat tours do.

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