Travel Itinerary

A Typical week on the Chatham Islands Includes...

  • • Tour to the incredible Basalt Columns where you will also see seabirds including oyster catchers

  • • Visit Waitangi West

  • • Moriori Rock Carvings (Petroglyphs)

  • • Visit Wharekauri, Splattered Rock (the amazing volcanic formation on the beach) and Mt Chudleigh Reserve

  • • Te Matarae – a private reserve where many endemic plants can be seen.

  • • Awatotara Reserve to see the Parea Wood Pigeon and endemic plants

  • • Owenga Village • Visit the statue of Tommy Solomon and Shelley Beach to look for shells

  • • Comb Blind Jims at Te Whanga Lagoon and search the shoreline for fossilised sharks’ teeth

  • • Spend a day at Kaingaroa via the Ocean Mail Wetlands Reserve

  • • Hapupu National Reserve - Moriori Tree Carvings (Dendroglyphs)

  • • Walk to the only accessible seal colony God must have made the Chatham Islands last. He had a wheelbarrow of everything leftover and he used them all up here. Inclusions • Return air travel on Air Chathams

  • • Seven nights accommodation

  • • Airport transfers on Chatham Islands

  • • All meals including continental breakfast / picnic lunches / buffet dinners

  • • All sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary

  • • A 90 page ‘Discover the Chatham Islands’ booklet and map on arrival

  • • Daily guided tours Exclusions • Optional Pitt Island excursion

  • • Fishing trips • Items of a personal nature

  • • Travel Insurance (Highly recommended) Introduction

  • • Visit the site of Broughton Landing 1791 (early whaling village)

  • • See the Sunderland Flying Boat which is being restored.

  • • Visit Kopinga Marae* subject to covid restrictions.

  • • Kopi Farm

  • • Kai and Fran’s Honey Apiary