Whakaari/White Island tragedy

Our thoughts are with the people affected by the Whakaari/White Island Tragedy.

On the afternoon of Monday, 9 December Whakaari/White Island, a popular place to visit via boat or helicopter in our region (Bay of Plenty), erupted, killing 20 people.

This is a great tragedy for all those involved and our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted.  The tourism industry in New Zealand is a tight knit industry and we know the operators involved will be devastated by what has happened.

In light of the events, we have reviewed our operations and continue to operate keeping passengers and visitors safety in the fore front of everything we do.  We actively adhere to the Health & Safety regulations and are certified by Qualmark.  

We do visit active geothermal areas, however deem risks to visitors to be manageable as long as people follow instructions and keep to pathways.  We also only work with reputable providers.  

Waitomo Adventures operates under the Adventure Tourism regulations and are certified with WorkSafe via QualWorx.

Posted by on December 15, 2019