White Island New Zealand

White Island

There was a volcanic eruption on White Island on the 9th December 2019, and I’m devastated to hear about the loss of life and injuries sustained by tourists visiting the island.

We visited White Island during our trip around North Island and found it a very memorable experience, but in light of the eruption it would be remiss of me to leave any sort of recommendation active on the blog.

Going forward I intend to be far more cognizant of the dangers inherent in any place I recommend, especially in a country such as New Zealand where geothermal activity and risks of natural disasters such as earthquakes and eruptions are a regular concern.

All my thoughts are with those affected by this horrific natural disaster.

2 thoughts on “White Island

  1. Bev

    I completely agree that this is one of the most unusual and intriguing travel experiences ever. Worth every cent!! It’s really important to walk exactly where the guide goes – they know the island and much of it is very unstable.

    1. Lorna Post author

      It really is extraordinary, isn’t it? And yes, excellent point about following the guide over the terrain.


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