Chatham Islands Tour - CIX

Number of Days: 8
Destination: New Zealand
Available Dates
  • You are invited to join our popular “small group” Chatham Islands tour, exploring the unique flora, fauna and landscapes that make these islands so very special.

    The Chatham Islands are New Zealand’s easternmost outpost. The international dateline stretches around the Chatham's, so it is the worlds first permanently inhabited place to welcome in each new day.

    The isolation of the Chatham's has created a unique island lifestyle and society, many locals descend from Moriori genealogy.

    The remote location of the Chatham's has resulted in endemic flora and fauna, found nowhere else in the world.

    Discover the rich Moriori history and culture, including Nunukus law, combined with other early settler history, tree and rock carvings, dramatic scenery, a unique opportunity to explore New Zealand's isolated outer islands and enjoy true country-style hospitality, for a truly memorable holiday experience.AND, as with all our tours, If it’s in the itinerary, its included.

    Our tour includes good quality lodge accommodation, touring, entrances and
    sightseeing, ALL meals, taxes and the services of the local tour host.

    Tour Highlights:

    • Unique flora & fauna
    • Moriori history
    • Accommodation
    • Unique birds
    • Kopinga Marae
    • Kaingaroa village
    • Waitangi
    • Point Munning
    • Fossil Hunting
    • Tree carvings
    • Great Hospitality

    **Group Size limited to 10**

  • Itinerary:

    Day 1 -Welcome to the Chatham Islands

    • Arrive at Chatham Island approx. 4:00 pm
    • Quick stop to the Bluffs to take photographs
    • Arrive hotel 5:00 pm for check in
    • Crayfish welcome dinner

    Day 2 - The Wild West

    • Breakfast 7 am – 9 am
    • Stone Cottage
    • Waitangi West cattle station
    • Picnic lunch
    • Splatter Rock / Cape Young
    • Dinner at Hotel

    Day 3 - Fishing (optional) –Owenga Fishing Village

    • Breakfast 7 am – 9 am
    • Moriori Marae
    • Owenga Club community lunch
    • Fish factory tour
    • Tommy Solomon memorial statue
    • Dinner at Hotel

    Day 4 - Pitt Island (optional) Waitangi town / South Coast

    • Breakfast 7 am – 9 am
    • Museum Visit
    • Tiki Tiki hill & Town walk
    • Cottage Gift Shop
    • River Onion Art Gallery lunch
    • South Coast scenic drive
    • Local jewellery art studio
    • Dinner at Hotel

    Day 5 - Kaingaroa Fishing Village

    • Breakfast 7 am – 9 am
    • Nikau Bush Walk
    • Ocean mail reserve
    • Picnic lunch
    • Muirson’s Farm & Seal Colony
    • Hapupu (Tree carvings)
    • Kaingaroa Social Club buffet dinner

    Day 6 - Te Whanga Lagoon

    • Breakfast 7 am – 9 am
    • Nunuku’s Cave (Rock Carvings)
    • Te Matarae
    • Picnic lunch
    • Shark teeth hunting
    • Henga Scenic Reserve
    • Dinner at Hotel

    Day 7 - Port Hutt

    • Breakfast 7 am – 9 am
    • Basalt Columns
    • Port Hutt
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Long beach walk
    • Admiral Gardens buffet dinner

    Day 8 - Port Hutt

    • Breakfast 6:30 am – 8 am
    • Bus departs at 8:30 am for the airport
    • Depart Chatham Island for Auckland
  • Includes:
    Twin share accommodation.
    Transfers and bus transport on the island.
    Meals as per itinerary.
    Local host/guide.
    Entrances as per itinerary.

    Taxes and levies as applicable.
    Discretionary items.

  • Available Dates

    • From $3,645.00 per person twin share | Single supplement from $1,150.00 | Dates upon application

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  • Our trip to the Chathams was more than we expected and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and our tour guide was excellent. We are so pleased we went and are considering going back as we would like to go to Pitt Island. Thanks for putting the ad in the Kiwi Gardner magazine which brought it to our attention.

    Bill W

    Thank you for organising our Chatham Island Trip. It was absolutely awesome! The choice of the Lodge was a total winner with amazing hosts, chefs, and tour guides. Our 1-hour scenic flight turned into a 3-hour flight plus landing on Pitt Island and being driven to Glory Bay and seeing the oldest Doc Hut in NZ!

    So this very worthwhile experience of the Chathams is now ticked off my bucket list!

    Carol M

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