Chatham Islands

Be the first in the world each day to greet the new dawn on the Chatham Islands (Rēkohu, Wharekauri). Here you can view our rare birds, some of which are protected on island sanctuaries while others you can readily see in our bush and beaches. Walk through our forests, expansive wetlands and conservation areas to view and learn about our native plants. Enjoy the bounty of our oceans, with fishing and hunting available, Visit our marae, learn our history, see the many places of interest, meet the locals, relax, and absorb the peace and tranquility of the Chatham Islands. Find out more at

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Chatham Islands

Awarakau Lodge

+64 3 305 0176

Awarakau Lodge is family owned and operated by Greg and Rosemarie. They offer guided tours for small groups (up to 12 guests) giving a more personal touch to the experience of visiting the Chatham Islands, while also catering for the needs of the independent traveler. Greg's guided tours include historical, cultural, and geological sites of interest around the island. Meanwhile, Rosemarie will be back at the Lodge preparing home cooked farm style meals for you. Your hosts will make sure your stay at Awarakau Lodge a memorable one.

Celine Photography

+64 3 305 0464

Celine is a 6th generation Pitt Islander. She is the only resident photographic artist on remote Pitt Island, on the edge of the Roaring Forties. Celine Photography is a small photographic business based on both Pitt and Chatham Islands. All photographs pertain to the Islands around the Chatham group. Celine Photography mainly sells photographs on canvas and in frames but also has a huge range of photo art and gifts.

Flowerpot Bay Lodge

+64 3 305 0212

If you are contemplating visiting the Chatham Islands, Pitt Island is a must see. Flowerpot Bay Lodge offers beach front accommodation on Pitt Island for Couples, Families and Groups. Pitt Island is the second main inhabited Island in the Chatham Islands group, arguably one of the most remote holiday destinations in the world. Pitt Island is the first place in the world to see the sun rise each day and has some of the region’s most spectacular scenery, bird life, botany, geology, fishing, diving and hunting experiences.

Hakepa Homestays

03 305 0303

Pitt Island is situated to the south of Chatham Island. Here you can you see such a variety of outstanding landscapes, gather and feast on seafood you can gather yourself without requiring a boat, hear your fill of birdsong then spot the source (sometimes endangered species), climb to the point that the sun shines first with the dawning of a new day, and from the same spot see the season's newest wandering albatross chick, lick your chops after a scumptious feed of wild pork, wild mutton or even weka! We can organise it for you.

Henga Lodge

+64 3 3050 196

1297 North Road
Chatham Island 

Henga Lodge offers guests the opportunity to experience the Real Rēkohu. Nestled into Henga reserve overlooking Lake Marakapia, Henga Lodge offers eco-friendly accommodation with a peaceful setting – perfect to relax and unwind.  Affordable accommodation rates to suit all budgets. We have a range of accommodation options on offer from comfortable ensuite lodge rooms to self-catering ensuite units perfect for groups. Kōpi Kitchen, our onsite licensed restaurant showcases delicious local cuisine and kai moana. We can tailor make your Chatham Island holiday to suit -guided tours available to the Moriori tree carvings, bushwalks, fishing charters, horsetreks – Rēkohu has options for everyone. Our fleet of rental vehicles are also available for hire if you would like to stay longer and explore the island.

Hotel Chathams

+64 3 305 0048

Hotel Chatham offers a wide range of accommodation options (hotel, motel, B&B, home stay and properties that would suit backpackers or groups). So whatever your accommodation requirements are, we should be able to meet them, short term or long term. Even better you will be greeted by friendly local staff who still offer that good old fashioned hospitality.

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