Chatham Islands in a day: North East & Waitangi
Chatham Islands in a day: Explore North East Chatham Island & Waitangi
The Chatham Islands are one of the first places in the world to welcome in each new day. Sitting approximately 800km off the coast of mainland New Zealand the Chatham’s archipelago consists of 11 Islands, most uninhabited except for the vast numbers of birds who call the islands their home. The unique mix of breath-taking scenery, diverse birdlife, unique history and rich culture makes the Chatham Islands a destination like no other.
We are offering you the unique opportunity to take to the skies and spend a full day exploring the best the Chatham Islands have to offer.
On this full day experience; taste the unique local honey and food, walk the wetlands, see the living kōpī trees carved by Moriori, visit Point Munning Seal Colony, Kaingaroa village, the Sunderland flying boat museum, Waitangi and Kōpinga Marae
This is day trip option 1 (there are 3 day trip options), the others are (2) North West & Waitangi, and (3) Pitt Island
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Visit J.M. Barker (Hāpūpū) National Historic Reserve - one of only 2 National Historic Reserves in NZ (the other is the Waitangi Treaty grounds). Hāpūpū is where you will find remnants of rakau momori, or Moriori memorial tree impressions.
Learn about Chatham Islands history - visit the relatively intact 1945 Sunderland flying boat that once serviced the Chathams, and can now be found at her resting place on a remote farm east of Kaingaroa township.
Walk through wetlands on the lookout for endemic flora and fauna, visit one of the largest seal colonies on the islands, photograph the rugged and windswept coastlines and explore the local townships - all in a days fun!