Travel Itinerary

A Typical week on the Chatham Islands Includes...

  • • An exclusive BBQ at ‘Admiral’s Farm’ – the homestead, stunning garden and endemic plant restoration nursery of Val Snr and Lois Croon 

    • A special buffet dinner at the Kaingaroa Sports and Social Club (Sunday evening - February) 

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

    • Visit Waitangi West and the early settler’s Stone Cottage

    • 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,

    • Spend time at local artist Eva Cherie’ impressive gallery

    • 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, 

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

    • See the Sunderland Flying Boat which is being restored. 

    • Visit Kopinga Marae.