Chatham Islands in a day: North West & Waitangi
Explore North West Chatham Island & Waitangi
Visit one of NZs most authentic destinations, on this exclusive day Chatham Islands day tour. Visiting the Chatham Islands feels like you have stepped back in time to a place with no supermarkets, retail stores, skyscrapers, traffic jams or McDonald’s. Consisting of 11 Islands, mostly uninhabited, the Chatham Archipelago is a haven to birdlife and offers a mix of breath-taking scenery, diverse birdlife, unique history and rich culture.
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, explore the Basalt Columns, see historic Mount Manganui Stone Cottage, visit Port Hutt fishing village, the Admiral Gardens, Waitangi and Kōpinga Marae
This is day trip option 2 (there are 3 day trip options), the others are (1) North East & Waitangi, and (3) Pitt Island
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Visit the basalt columns, located on private land in Ohira Bay, these columns were formed from lava flows around 80 million years ago. The area was also once used as a quarry by Moriori for tool making purposes.
Learn about the history and culture of these remote islands, including a visit to Kopinga marae, the only Moriori marae in the world, containing carvings and works of art by local artists.
Explore the rugged main island of the Chathams in a day, there is time to visit the picturesque Port Hutt, red cliff vistas from Tikitiki lookout and a stop in Waitangi, the main port and settlement on the Chatham Islands, population, a few hundred.