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Photo: Volcano White Island New Zealand

The wake of a boat seen in the water off the North Island of New Zealand with the volcano of White Island in the background.

Boat tours venture out to White Island in the Bay of Plenty off the North Island of New Zealand on a daily basis if weather permits and the volcano stays under control. As this boat tour finishes up for the day, it leaves a smoldering White Island in its wake.

From here you get a view of the entire area which White Island covers as the smoke billows from the craters and lake into the blue sky. As White Island fades off into the distance, keep your eyes peeled for any signs of dolphins that may jump into the wake of the boat.

This volcano is active but is monitored continuously so if an eruption is about to take place it is usually known in advance and this would give passengers on the tours time to disembark White Island. If activity has been erratic and displays signals that could mean signs of a volcanic eruption, then the tours ... continue below the picture...

Volcano White Island New Zealand

Volcano White Island New Zealand
Photo of the smoke from the volcano of White Island, New Zealand as a boat tour pulls away.

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You can enjoy one of the boat tours that takes you to White Island or fly in by helicopter, both ways leaving plenty of time to explore the landscape. Touring by boat to White Island, New Zealand gives you a chance to be on the lookout for any signs of wildlife and an opportunity to enjoy the scenery as well as spend a bit more time on the island. Helicopter tours have one advantage as you can fly over top of the volcano and see an aerial of the crater as the steam puffs out of the intriguing landscape.

White Island off the North Island of New Zealand is always changing due to the activity of the volcano and severe changes took place back in 1981 and 1983 when the volcano set off some decent sized eruptions. A highly recommended tourist attraction that should be seen while visiting the North Island of New Zealand. Whichever type of tour you decide on, the appropriate safety equipment is supplied so that you can get a good look at this amazing natural phenomenon that adorns the coast of New Zealand.

White Island, an active volcano, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, North Island, New Zealand.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 63mm.

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Volcano White Island New Zealand
The wake of a boat seen in the water off the North Island of New Zealand with the volcano of White Island in the background.
Rolf Hicker
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