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Whakatane

The loud, friendly, heavily-tattoed driver of the Magic East Cape connection bus drops me off the small town of Whakatane at the Windsor Backpackers ( I later find out it's a converted funeral parlour... creepy), where I'll be staying for 3 nights so I can do the White Island tour (an active...

permalink written by  LizIsHere on April 3, 2010 from Whakatane, New Zealand
from the travel blog: New Zealand & Australia 2010



Whakatane

WAHKATANE (56km, 859km total) - It started raining last night and didn't really stop until we reached toady's destination - Whakatane. It was our first day of riding in the rain this entire tirip. Aside form making me extremely sweaty, my rain gear seem to work pretty well. Good. It was an...

permalink written by  aeonhunterinnz on December 29, 2009 from Whakatane, New Zealand
from the travel blog: AeonHunter in New Zealand



"I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet..." - White Island Marine Volcano

Approaching White Island is an ominous feeling. It is NZ's most active and its only marine volcano, formed by three separate volcanic cones of different ages. It lies 50 km offshore from Whakatane and plumes of white steam continuously rise from its ancient shape. Its Maori name - Whakaari -...

permalink written by  Shane & Norma on July 3, 2009 from Whakatane, New Zealand
from the travel blog: "Not Just Another Rugby Tour" - New Zealand, Samoa and Australia



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