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Tour of Whakaari/ White Island

Cruise across the Bay of Plenty and explore the inner crater of New Zealand’s most active volcano, Whakaari/White Island. Often described as a once in a lifetime trip and the highlight of a holiday spent in New Zealand, this is not to be missed! Experience roaring fumaroles, amazing colours and the sense of awe you get by stepping foot onto a live volcano!

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Tour of Whakaari/ White Island

Cruise across the Bay of Plenty and explore the inner crater of New Zealand’s most active volcano, Whakaari/White Island. Often described as a once in a lifetime trip and the highlight of a holiday spent in New Zealand, this is not to be missed! Experience roaring fumaroles, amazing colours and the sense of awe you get by stepping foot onto a live volcano!

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The Basic Auto Layout

Each column inside the grid is automatically assigned an equal share of the total. The columns are built to respect the layout over the content.

.col
.col
.col
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
</div>

No Gutters

The padding is built into the grid but can be removed with a modifier class. The padding itself is based on the
8 point grid system
but can be modified in the
variables
file.

.col
.col
.col
<div class='grid grid-nogutter'>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
</div>

Percentage Based Columns

Based on the familiar n/12 column system.

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.col.col-9
.col.col-4
.col.col-4
.col.col-4
.col.col-5
.col.col-2
.col.col-2
.col.col-3
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col col-3'>
    25% (3/12)
  </div>
  <div class='col col-9'>
    75% (9/12)
  </div>
</div>

Flex Grow Columns

Based on
flex-grow
this layout style allows for dynamic content distribution. These columns will respect their given ratio and resist dropping onto a second row unlike a percentage based column.

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.col
.col
.col.col-grow-3
.col.col-grow-2
.col
.col.col-grow-3
.col
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col col-grow-3'>
    Grow 3 Columns
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
</div>

Fixed Columns

Add in the fixed column class and pass the column a defined width or allow content like an image to dictate the desired width. It’s recommended to fill the space with dynamic flex columns however you can mix in percent based columns too. Utilizing a fixed column with only percent based columns will make it difficult to reach 100%.

Fixed 168px
Auto Width
.col.col-fixed
.col
.col
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col col-fixed' style='width:168px;'>
    col col-fixed
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    col
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    col
  </div>
</div>

Mixed Columns

This is the real power of flexbox at work in your layouts.

Fixed 168px
Dynamic Width
.col.col-fixed
.col.col-grow-2
.col
Fixed 168px
Dynamic Width
25% of Total Width
.col.col-fixed
.col.col-grow-2
.col
.col.col-3
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col col-fixed' style='width:168px;'>
    Fixed Column
  </div>
  <div class='col col-grow-2'>
    Grow 2 Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
  <div class='col col-3'>
    25% (3/12)
  </div>
</div>

Content Alignment

Vertically align the content inside of a column.

.col-top
.col-middle
.col-bottom
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col col-top' style='height:96px;'>
    Content aligned to top
  </div>
  <div class='col col-middle' style='height:96px;'>
    Content aligned to middle
  </div>
  <div class='col col-bottom' style='height:96px;'>
    Content aligned to bottom
  </div>
</div>

Column Vertical Alignment

Columns alignment relative to each other inside of the
.grid
container.

.col-align-top
.col-align-middle
.col-align-bottom
Tall column expanding
the height of
the grid container
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col col-align-top'>
    Top Aligned Column
  </div>
  <div class='col col-align-middle'>
    Middle Aligned Column
  </div>
  <div class='col col-align-bottom'>
    Bottom Aligned Column
  </div>
  <div class='col' style='height:112px;'>
    Tall Column
  </div>
</div>

Grid Horizontal Alignment

Apply modifier classes to the
.grid
element to change the alignment of columns.

.grid-start .col.col-6
.grid-center .col.col-3
.grid-center .col.col-3
.grid-end .col.col-6
<div class='grid grid-end'>
  <div class='col col-6'>
    Aligned to the end
  </div>
</div>

Column Distribution

Distribute space around or between columns equally.

.grid-around .col.col-3
.grid-around .col.col-3
.grid-around .col.col-3
.grid-between .col.col-3
.grid-between .col.col-3
.grid-between .col.col-3
<div class='grid grid-between'>
  <div class='col col-3'>
    Equal space between columns
  </div>
  <div class='col col-3'>
    Equal space between columns
  </div>
  <div class='col col-3'>
    Equal space between columns
  </div>
</div>

Column Ordering

Change the order of columns by using the modifier classes
.col-first
to move a column to the first position or
.col-last
to move it to the last position.

1
2
3
1
2
.col-first
.col-last
2
3
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col col-last'>
    1st Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    2nd Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    3rd Column
  </div>
</div>

Use
.grid-reverse
to reverse the order of all columns.

1
2
3
<div class='grid grid-reverse'>
  <div class='col'>
    1st Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    2nd Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    3rd Column
  </div>
</div>

Grid Nesting

Grids nest easily with no cascading conflicts. Great for complex layouts.

Auto Column

Nested inside
Nested inside
Auto Column
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
    <div class='grid'>
      <div class='col'>
        Nested Inside
      </div>
      <div class='col'>
        Nested Inside
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
</div>

Media Breakpoints

Media breakpoint classes define the screen size a column should go to 100%. The small
.col-sm
snaps to 100% at 480px,
.col-md
at 624px, and
.col-lg
at 744px. The breakpoint classes will overwrite any other percentage or grow based modifier class. Nesting grids can create more complex responsive layouts.

.col.col-md
.col.col-md
.col.col-lg
.col.col-sm
.col.col-5.col-sm
.col.col-lg
.col.col-grow-2.col-md
.col.col-md
.col.col-lg
<div class='grid'>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
  <div class='col'>
    Auto Column
  </div>
</div>
  • My husband and I have just done the early morning sunrise tour. It was a very special experience for us and we would highly recommend it to everyone.

    WendyG84
    Whakatane, New Zealand

  • He gave us an informative and interesting talk about the carvings, and the history of Ngati Porou - both distant and recent. Everyone in the group was very impressed.

    8Hazel8
    Auckland, New Zealand

  • At the site of the phenomenal carvings, Monty shared the stories of Ngati Porou - just fascinating. The picnic was delicious and elegantly presented. A most excellent adventure for visitors from far and near.

    Elisabeth E
    Auckland, New Zealand

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Plan your trip to Maunga Hikurangi to make it an unforgettable experience! It will be a once in the lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself with the people, history and surroundings that make this place so special. 🌟

We have plenty of resources on our website including where to stay and how to get here. We hope to welcome you soon. 

📷: @the_wanderer_photographer 

#nzspring #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
The nine carvings that stand on top of Maunga Hikurangi represent the legends of Maui and his whanau.

Maui, the founding ancestor of the Ngati Porou people, tells his story through these pou.

See the intricate and exceptionally detailed carvings with your own eyes to truly experience the telling of the legends for yourself.

📷: @mate_szecsei 

#nzspring #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
The views are endless as you hike Maunga Hikurangi. A great tip from Lisa: ‘Bring plenty of layers, a sense of adventure, and coffee for the sunrise. Leave at home the fear of heights if you can.’

A challenging hike that is well worth the effort. You may even get to see some iconic kiwi wildlife as you head up there. 🐑⛰

📷: @lisaexploreku

#nzspring #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Dreaming of visiting Maunga Hikurangi? Put the hike on your summer to-do list!

Find your adventure streak, and tackle the maunga so you can be at the top when the first ray of light makes its way over the horizon. 🌄

📷: @travelphotoskiwi 

#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Nothing beats a golden sunrise! ☀ The views over the mountainous ranges look stunning as the light fills the sky. 

📷: @the_wanderer_photographer 

#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
If you’re travelling along the East Coast this season, add Te Waha o Rerekohu – the largest Pohutukawa Tree in New Zealand – to your list of sightseeing activities! Pop into a local café on your way to your next destination 🌳🏖

📷: @purenewzealand 

#nzspring #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa #tewahaorerekohu #pohutukawa
As winter fades, the misty maunga is changing to welcome the earlier sunrises that spring is bringing! ⛰

Our tour up Mount Hikurangi to watch the sun rise over the surrounding mountains and valley is even more stunning during this time of year. 

Find out more here about our Te Urunga Sunrise Experience on our website. 

#nzspring #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Mountain mist surround Irawhaaki, one of the nine carvings on Mount Hikurangi.

We are looking forward to sharing his story with you once we reopen our Maunga Hikurangi tours at level 1. 

Until then, stay safe in your bubble and enjoy the extra time you have to soak up the sunshine when it makes an appearance.

📷: Eric Hanson for @purenewzealand 

#nzspring #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Even though our world may feel very disconnected right now, our respect for the sun and its attributes may connect us than we think. 

Now feels like the perfect time to learn about how other cultures also respect the sun. We look at a few in a recent blog. 

Visit our website’s blog section to read more. ☀

📷: @whencyclopedia 

#nzspring #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa #isegrandshrine
As our day begins and the sun rises over the maunga, we encourage you all to take a moment to step outside and appreciate the sun’s rays. 

These times during lockdown can be unpredictable. But just taking a moment to appreciate what we have around us will make this time more enjoyable. 

We hope you are keeping safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kia haumaru te noho 🌄

📷: Eric Hanson for @purenewzealand 

#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #mthikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa #nzlockdown
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