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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.

.col.col-3
.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.

.col.col-grow-2
.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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Did you know the carvers of our spectacular whakairo (carvings) were taught by Sir Derek Lardelli?A Gisborne local, Lardellli is a man of many talents. He’s one of Aotearoa’s finest tā moko artists, and composed Kapa-o-pango, the new All Black haka.#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight
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Epic contemplative sunrise photo from @east.az – who described our tour as an “unreal, authentic Maori experience.” Kia ora!📷: @east.az#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight
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Under the dark Southern skies and a blanket of brilliant stars, the Te Urunga-Tu Sunrise Experience is an adventure like no other – come discover it with us.#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight
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We are welcoming in the New Year and the first rays of Tama-Nui-Te-Rā! We hope 2021 brings you aroha, joy, happiness and new beginnings – from up here on Maunga Hikurangi.#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight
#gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Maori carving is packed with symbolism - and styles differ between the tribes. Ngati Porou’s unique ancestry comes through strong atop Maunga Hikurangi!#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #ruatoria
#gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Check out this epic shot by @nobletraveller, of the full sun upon Maunga Hikurangi!#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #ruatoria
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Meri Kirihimete to all! We hope you enjoy your day with whānau and/or friends wherever you are 🎄#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight
#gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
The beauty lies in the details. Our guides bring to life the stories held by each whakairo (carving) – down to each fabulous, minute element.#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #ruatoria
#gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Journey with us to the first light at Maunga Hikurangi!#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight
#gisborne #sunrise #maui #guardians #maoriculture
Reposting this shot by @taylorwyattlogan  of our Maunga looking stunning after welcoming in the new day#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight
#gisborne #repost
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