Winter trip downunder 2013-14 travel blog

Leaving Whakatane for our expedition in glorious sunshine

Walking across the sulphur landscape along a safe track. Off the track...

A sulphur vent where they used to mine the sulphur.

Posing for a photo amongst the sulphurous fumes!

Standing on the edge of the inner crater waiting for the wind...

The remains of the sulphur factory rotting very quickly in the acidic...

View of the boats waiting for our return. Our guide very carefully...

The part of our group heading back to the boat in the...

Last view of inside the volcanic crater ring towards the inner fuming...


White Island is New Zealands only marine active volcano. The trip starts with a 90min boat trip before you are transported to the island in groups of 8 people in an inflateable motorboat. The steam the volcano is constantly releasing is over 70% sulphur and the air quite acidic so at times it was better wearing a mask. It was amazing getting so close to the edge of the crater lake which is about 20 x the acidity of a car barrery pH -6 .... Well off the normal pH scale!



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