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 thl 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.
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.
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You’ll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.
Jump on board one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience Rotorua’s most spectacular views from one of the best things to do in Rotorua! Skyline Rotorua’s 900 metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex.
On arrival at Skyline Rotorua Gondola, relax and take in the 180 degree panorama, take a walk on the nature trails or choose from one of the exciting Rotorua activity options on offer - such as Luge, the Skyswing or Skyvue 4D motion theatre. Before your return Gondola ride, be sure to stop in at the Food Market Kitchen, our marketplace style cafe or the Restaurant & Bar for lunch or dinner. Skyline Rotorua Gondola - a must-do Rotorua attraction!
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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