Chatham Islands

$4600.00

Per Person Twin Share(Standard Room)

Executive room Available $4950.00

Single Supplement $975.00

Departs: 

9th October 2018(SOLD OUT) and 27th November 2018

Booking request

Join us on this tour of our outlying archipelago of Islands. We will see the whole island, have time to relax and enjoy the local hospitality. The 9th October is the Forget Me Not Tour as this endemic plant is in full bloom at this time.

Comments from 2017 tour "Far exceeded expectations", "A great tour with a small group - everyone got to know each other", "I was wondering how we were going to fill in a week and then left feeling like I could stay longer!!"

 

Travel in luxury: 

  • 7 nights Local Accomodation
  • ALL meals included
  • All day tours guided by local experts
  • Relaxed itinerary to enjoy your time

Included: 

  • Day tours of the Island
  • ALL meals
  • Flights to and from Chatham Island
  • Home Pickup and Return

Conditions: 

Deposit of NZ$300 per person at time of booking. This is non-refundable. A confirmation of final tour details will be posted prior to departure. Final balance due four weeks prior to departure. No refund is available after this time. ALSO NOTE: ORDER OF DAY TRIPS ON THE ISLAND IS PURELY UP TO THE EXPERT GUIDANCE OF STAFF ON THE ISLAND SO MAY CHANGE

Day 1: Homeport to Chatham Islands via Christchurch

After a home pick up by shuttle you will fly to Christchurch where we will connect with our flight out to the Chatham Islands. We will be transferred to our Hotel for the entire week, Hotel Chathams, to enjoy a fantastic meal and local hospitality

Day 2: The East

After Breakfast, we join our guide for the day and head to Owenga, a local fishing village with its own working fish factory. We will visit the statue of Tommy Solomon, the last known full blooded Moriori and the Kopinga Marae. Today’s other attractions include the Rangaiki Cliffs with their 250m sheer drop and also the Art studio of renowned local artist Eva Cherie Tuck. We will have great views across Lake Huro and Te Whanga Lagoon today also.

Hotel: Hotel Chathams

 

Day 3: The Northeast

Today we have breakfast and then head to Kaingaroa township in the Northeast. There is a small fishing fleet based here and we will also visit monuments commemorating the first contact between the British and Moriori in 1791. We visit ocean mail Beach scenic reserve and have the option of a wetland walk here.

We then visit the stunning Muirson Family farm and the Port Munning fur seal colony finishing the day at Mission Bay which houses the remains of German missionaries and Amercian Sealers from the 1700s

Hotel: Hotel Chathams

Day 4: The West

Following breakfast we head west today and see the extensive farmlands, ferns and volcanic cones that make up this part of the Chathams. Today we also visit the Stone Cottage, unique in using burnt pipi shells as the mortar to hold it together.

We also visit the famous Ohira Bay Basalt Columns

Hotel: Hotel Chathams  

Day 5: Day at your leisure (with optional extras)

Following your breakfast, you have several options today. You can either have a break or take the option of a day trip to Pitt Island($400.00pp) or a fishing charter ($195.00pp) or perhaps a scenic flight($750.00 which can be spread amongst up to 5 people) but a relaxing day is in store today to enjoy this unique part of New Zealand

Hotel: Hotel Chathams

Day 6: The South

Following Breakfast, we head South along Tuku Road which provides further views of farmlands and coastal waters. We will have a tour of the Stunning Tuku Reserve which has the Parea and also the Chatham Island wood pigeon amongst its extensive birdlife.

Hotel: Hotel Chathams

 

Day 7: The best of the rest

Following breakfast, we will cover off some of the other parts of the Island with some highlights being Nunucku’s Rock Carvings, the Admiral Gardens and a fossick for sharks teeth during a visit to Blind Jims and Nikau Reserve. We will also endeavour to cover items which may have been missed in earlier days. You will have the option today of doing another of the optional day activities from the day off if there were a couple of things you wanted to do.

Hotel: Hotel Chathams

Day 8: Home

Unfortunately, this morning is time to wave goodbye to the Chatham Islands. Following our flight back to Christchurch you will be transferred home