10 Best Places to Visit in New Zealand


4. White Island

While New Zealand has plenty of partially active volcanoes, White Island is the most active one of all. The entire island, over 300 meters high, is made entirely of volcanic rocks, the appearance of which creates a landscape similar to the surface of the moon. Uninhabited, except for some bird species, this one of the most incredible places to visit in New Zealand greatly interests volcanologists and tourists.

New Zealand guides arrange trips to the White Volcano with companies that regularly organize helicopter flights. You can explore the volcano on foot or fly above it on a volcanic air safari helicopter ride. Going on foot can be the most exciting way, though the volcano often has little eruptions, throwing up rocks. Therefore, a hard hat is always recommended.