Discover the Chatham Islands

Options to depart from Auckland Wellington or Chch

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7 nights from $3,230 per person, twin share*

Sales from 12 October 2020 to 30 December 2020

The Chatham Islands is New Zealand's last frontier. 800km east of New Zealand mainland Chatham Islands is the first place in the world to see the sunrise each day. The Chatham Islands consists of approximately 51 islands, only two of which are inhabited - Chatham and Pitt. Chatham, the largest island has an area of around 92,000 hectares. Almost a quarter of the island is covered by lagoons and lakes. The largest is Te Whanga Lagoon, which dominates the eastern side and is intermittently open to the sea.

The descendants of the first settlers on the Chatham Islands were the Moriori (arriving at least 500 years ago). The Moriori developed a distinctive culture in the islands. The rich history of the islands and its first people still hold a strong presence to this day with their original name for Chatham Islands Rekohu, and the Maori name Wharekauri.

Chatham Islands offer unspoilt beaches, unique fauna, and flora, fishing and great local seafood.
A minimum of 2 passengers are required for the tour to depart.
Ex Auckland Thurs to Thurs
Ex Christchurch Tues to Tues
Ex Wellington Mon to Mon.

Departure DateTwin Single
Various departures $3230pp $4440pp

Itinerary
Day 1: Fly to Chatham Island
Flight to Chatham Island on AIR CHATHAM. Arriving in the afternoon. Transfer to Hotel Chatham.
Day 2: Chatham Island (BL)
Meet your driver at the hotel. Travel north to Ohira visiting the amazing Basalt Columns, part of lava flows dating back to over 80 million years ago. Visit the Island’s most sheltered harbour, Port Hutt which has the most shipwrecks on the island. Travel through part of the Waitangi West Station and visit the iconic Stone Mission Cottage. Built by German missionaries in the 1860’s this is the oldest house on Chatham Island. After lunch along Manganui Beach, then drive to Hapupu National Historic Reserve and discover Dendroglyphs - Moriori tree carvings (first catalogued in 1947). Also visit Broughton Landing – an old Mission and Whaling Station, before travelling across many paddocks, to reach the huge Fur Seal Colony at Point Munning.
Day 3- 7: Chatham Island (BL)
Days at leisure to explore the Island with several optional tours available to be booked locally : Walking Tours, Geology Tour, Fishing & Diving, Bird Tours, Botanical tour, Day tour to Pitt Island.
Day 8: Chatham Island - Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch (B)
Transfer to the airport. Return flight home.

Inclusions

  • Flight: Ex Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch return flight to Chatham Island on AIR CHATHAM (as per specified days)
  • Return Airport to hotel transfers on Chatham Island
  • One full day local guided tour of Chatham Island including a packed lunch
  • 7 nights in the comfortable Hotel Chatham including continental breakfast
  • 6 x lunches (These maybe packed, depending on any additional arranged sightseeing)


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Terms and Conditions: *Terms & conditions apply. Valid for travel 12 October 2020 to April 2021. Valid for sales until 31 March 2021, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Components are subject to change, withdrawal or variation without notice. A non-refundable deposit of $900 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 45 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 46 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer. We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 2.5%. If you cancel between 23 and 46 days prior to your travel date 35% of your tour cost will be charged. If you cancel between 9 and 22 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 50% of your tour cost. Cancellations within 8 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge. General Conditions: Prices are correct as at 12 October 2020, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Minimum & maximum stays may apply. Blackout date & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Children & Infant prices may be available on request. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details.