Sun down

Whakaari is New Zealand’s most active volcano, being in a state of continuous volcanic activity for some 150,000 years.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

It is frilled with a skirt of pohutukawa forest and at its centre is a boiling, sulphuric crater lake with an ever-attendant volcanic plume, which is acidic. In the cool evenings, the plume is large enough to form rain. Yes, the rain is acid too.

Episodes From This Location

First light

1 minute / 2019

Harvest honey

1 minute / 2019

Ride-along with Ferk

1 minute / 2019

Collect kaimoana with the vicar

1 minute / 2019

Join the shearing gang

1 minute / 2019

Train with the boys

1 minute / 2019

First light

1 minute / 2019

Dive with the swarm

1 minute / 2019

Murmuration

1 minute / 2019

Colonialism

1 minute / 2019

Fly over the acid lake

1 minute / 2019

Sun down

1 minute / 2019