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
    • Ranga ika Cliff Top Reserve - the most Eastern point of the Chatham Islands with stunning 200m drops and views of Pitt Island
  • 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.