Whakatane - The closest harbour and town to Whakaari (White Island) 

Local operators to White Island are Vulcan Helicopters and White Island Tours (boat).

A wonderful place to visit..

Here is a panoramic shot once again by Jos's Photographs, of Whakatane in the twilight. The Island visible in the photo is Whale Island..

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Accommodation Links:

Camellia Court, Whakatane

Tourism Links:

Whakatane, Bay of Plenty - Tourism information

Bay of Plenty Region

Whakatane Museum home

Diveworks Charters based out of Whakatane

Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty (Gateway to Eastland)

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