The Chatham Islands - Take A Walk On The Wildside

Beautiful, rugged and 800kms east of New Zealand lie the Chatham Islands. An outstanding location that few have visited. If you love:

  • Conservation
  • Abundant fishing and deep sea diving
  • The beach and ocean all to yourself (save sharing it with the wildlife)
  • Unique and amazing landscapes and geology to explore
  • Brilliant photographic opportunity
  • A remarkable cultural history of European, Maori and Moriori people
  • And the chance to be the first in the world to welcome in a new day...........

Then join us on an adventure that will leave a lifetime impression. We have much to offer the intrepid explorer and would love to show you our home, our wildlife and rich heritage

Travelling With Air Chathams

4 Easy Steps To Make Your Booking

Did you know that the Chatham Islands are home to only a very few people and as such accommodation and visitors are welcomed under a Host program?

Here is what you need to know to have a fantastic visit:

  1. Plan your itinerary: Explore this website and our attractions
  2. Confirm with your Host: Speak to your host or travel provider and confirm accommodation and adventures
  3. Check the Schedule: Most ports have only 1 flight weekly
  4. Make your booking: Once you have successfully booked your flights then you can confirm with your hosts

Pitt Island

Pitt Island or Rangiauria is the second largest island in the Chatham Islands and is well known for its extensive Conservation programs.

In contrast to the Chatham Island, Pitt is very hilly and its highest point (Waihere Head) rises to 241 metres (791 ft) above sea level. Pitt offers a fantastic day trip with a marvellous Moriori and European history, of sealers and whalers, shipwrecks and even smugglers.

Whakatane Air Services

Scheduled services between Auckland and Whakatane commence April 29th. For schedule details and to book online please follow this link.

Air Chathams Route

Pitt Island Day Trips

Pitt Island is home to some of the world's rarest birds and plants, and is the first inhabited place in the world to witness each new day. A major highlight for all visitors to the Chathams, so why not take a day trip and discover it for yourself?

Scenic Flights

The best way to see the Chatham's is by air. Check out our great Scenic Flight options!

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