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Providing you with the inside word on the newest and most exciting luxury travel experiences around New Zealand and the world, along with keeping you informed of our updates, travel tips, and upcoming events.

Air Chathams backing the Butcher Boys with Heartland Rugby

Air Chathams continues to relish the opportunity to support heartland rugby in the communities we work and live in!

Island Life

Kāpiti Island A serene nature reserve and pest free bird sanctuary just 5km off the Kāpiti Coast.

Strength to Strength

You can’t keep a good thing down, the old saying goes, and the Māoriland Film Festival in Ōtaki is a very good thing.

Final flight of the Convair

It was bittersweet to see her go but nice to know we can visit her whenever we venture to Wānaka!

Cheers to the Coast

The bright lights and big cities like Wellington and Auckland have always taken the limelight when it comes to hospitality hot spots, but a host of cool young and old watering holes are now putting the Kāpiti Coast on the map! So here are four great reasons to hit the Coast for your next getaway.

Investing in the future

At Air Chathams we’re passionate about our environment, and we know that reaching sustainability is going to be a marathon not a sprint. So we’re making sure we’re in it for the long haul and focussing first on our own backyard and spiritual home – the Chatham Islands.


Friday, 7 October 2022 brought shock and sadness to many Kiwis as news of a mass whale stranding on Chatham Island hit the media. Soon the story was picked up in Europe and America, largely because of the size of the stranding and the fact that so many whales had died; in all, around 250 had drowned or been euthanised and images of a pristine beach littered with whale carcasses flashed around the world.