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White Island Cruises

White Island is the summit of two overlapping stratovolcanoes and one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes, with about 35 small to moderate, steam and tephra eruptions (VEI=2-3) since 1826. In 1914, a landslide killed eleven men at a sulfur works. Th e volcano was not erupting at the time. Luke (1959) describes Maori legends about White Island.