Chatham Islands Territory
The Chatham Islands, a New Zealand territory, form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 800 kilometres east of the South Island. The archipelago consists of about ten islands within an approximate 60-kilometre radius, the largest of which are Chatham Island and Pitt Island.
Experience stunning scenery, cultural treasures, intriguing history, relaxed lifestyles, seafood bounties, a wide range of outdoors activities and of course, that well-known warm and friendly welcome that the locals extend to our visitors. These magical islands sit astride the legendary Roaring Forties and are surrounded by the pristine and unspoiled waters of the Southern Pacific Ocean. The natural beauty and the unique and spiritual energy of these islands are the perfect setting for a holiday full of laughter, adventure, discovery and relaxation. We know that your Chatham Islands holiday will be a journey of discovery. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you learn, see and discover as these mysterious islands open up their secrets to you.
Nothing beats a Chatham Islands holiday and it’s so close to home!
Waitangi is the main port and settlement on the Chatham Islands. It is located on the southern shore of Petre Bay, on the west coast of the main island. This community is by far the largest settlement in the archipelago, with a population of about 250, about 40% of the group’s population, estimated in 2016 to be 610.