Whakaari / White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is New Zealand's most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years. The nearest mainland towns are Whakatane and Tauranga. White Island has been in a nearly continuous stage of smoking at least since it was 'discovered' by James Cook in 1769. The island is roughly circular, about 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter, and rises to a height of 321 m (1,053 ft) above sea level. It covers an area of approximately 325 ha (800 acres). The exposed island is only the peak of a much larger submarine mountain, which rises up to 1,600 m (5,249 ft) above the nearby seafloor. Sulphur mining was attempted but was abandoned in 1914 after a lahar killed all of the site's workers. The main activities on the island now are guided tours and scientific research.
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Backed by TH2 and their combined decades of experience in the tourism and motorhome industry, Mighway allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers so you can earn money and share the experience. Mighway offers two levels of service to best suit your needs, Mighway's Local and Managed services. Simply choose your level of service - whether it's the hands-on Local service, or hands-off Managed - and we'll take good care of the rest.LEARN MORE
Rotorua Canopy Tours is a guided 3 hour eco adventure through the evergreen native forests of the Mamaku Plateau only minutes from Rotorua. It is the # 1 ranked activity in the North Island on TripAdvisor.
For 3 hours, escorted by 2 highly trained guides with no more than 10 people, you will experience one of the North Island’s last remaining remnants of untouched forest in the most exciting and unique of ways.
Be inspired by the beauty of the forest and the excitement of the ziplines while losing yourself to the power of nature on a journey you will remember forever.
A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture...an experience you will never forget! Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest. There, after a formal and sacred ceremony, you’ll be welcomed through the fortifications and into the village.
As fires blaze, the entire village comes to life. See and learn about Maori art forms and Maori traditions. See Maori weaponry displays, watch women weaving and making Maori crafts, listen to villagers tell stories of their ancestors and history, experience traditional Maori tattoo, ancient horticultural practices and so much more.
Traditional songs and dances are also performed for you – experience the unique Poi dance, breath-taking harmonies and the famed, powerful Maori Haka. The Tamaki Rotorua Maori Village experience culminates in a sumptuous 3-course feast. Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua offers visitors an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.
Haere mai ki te Wao Tapu nui ä Tane, Nau mai haere mai.
The history and culture surrounding the Whakarewarewa Forest, the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, diverse range of exotic tree species, mix of native undergrowth, panoramic views, and proximity to lakes, thermal areas and the city centre have made The Redwoods & Whakarewarewa Forest one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets and one of the city’s greatest treasures.
Over 5600 hectares of forest awaits you to enjoy and explore at your leisure. If you love the outdoors and want to experience nature at its best this area is definitely for you!
The forest is most well known for the network of superb mountain biking and walking tracks and for the magnificent stand of Californian Coast Redwoods. These towering trees, along with numerous other species and the fresh forest air, combine to create an invigorating atmosphere and a truly unique and special environment.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley is Rotorua's premier tourist attraction and a ‘must do’ eco-experience when you visit Rotorua. Our exciting thermal attraction and sightseeing tours include unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal park encompasses beautiful Lake Rotomahana and is set in pristine New Zealand bush. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo.
We offer a range of self-guided eco tours and walks through this geothermal park, from a 45 minute walk to an extended 4 hours of discovery through our amazing Valley.
From the pool you can enjoy the relaxing temperatures ranging from 34-35 degrees (summer) 36-37 degrees (winter).
Our hot water comes from a bore on-site 400mtrs deep.
It is safe to put your head under water.
Tree-shaded campground with hot pool on site for you to enjoy. We offer basic sites to pitch a tent or park your campervan, caravan or RV.
Swimming is available in our lovely hot pool at a discounted daily rate for campers of Adults $8.00 and Senior/Children $4.00.
All sites are non-powered and are to be vacated by 10am of last booked day.
Non-powered Site: Camping ONLY - Use of changing rooms and toilets.
Adult: $15.00 Per night
Child: $10.00 Per night
Come, relax & enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the pool.
Burger/Chips & Swim Deal for $18.
Nestled amongst lush park-like grounds, and perfectly situated to take advantage of the Bay of Plenty’s lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches, Awakeri Hot Springs offers a beautifully peaceful holiday park, just 10 minutes drive from Whakatane. Both our holiday park guests and the general public can take a dip in our Awakeri thermal hot pools. Our large outdoor hot pool and our private spas are all filled with natural mineral water of around 38 degrees Celsius. Our Whakatane accommodation includes comfortable Park Motels, Tourist Flats and Tourist Cabins. Or bring your tent, caravan or motor home and enjoy the true tranquillity of our Awakeri holiday park on one of our Campsites. With great accommodation options, ideal holiday park facilities and a stunning location, you’ll find that Awakeri Hot Springs has the recipe for your perfect Bay of Plenty holiday!Visit Awakeri Hot Springs and Holiday Park
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