Live

The Chatham Islands is one of the most exciting places in New Zealand to choose to live. By far the smallest region of New Zealand, the Chatham Islands have a total population of about 600, many of whom are…

Read More
Work

Work and Employment There are no shortage of jobs on the Chatham Islands and the unemployment rate is well below the national average. Fishing, farming  and tourism operators provide the bulk of work opportunities on both Chatham and Pitt…

Read More
Business

Doing business on Chatham Islands Chatham Islanders are a very resourceful and entrepreneurial group of people. With a limited customer base and their main markets located on the mainland, doing business requires significant skills in relationship building and partnerships. It…

Read More
Visit

Discover the Chathams Your Chatham Islands adventure holiday will be a journey of discovery. Take a step back in time, to how life used to be. You will pleasantly surprised as these mysterious islands open up their secrets to you. Landscapes with volcanic…

Read More

Discover the Chathams

Your Chatham Islands adventure holiday will be a journey of discovery. Take a step back in time, to how life used to be. You will pleasantly surprised as these mysterious islands open up their secrets to you. Landscapes with volcanic peaks thrusting up out of rolling peatland, forest-topped, towering cliffs, the vast expanse of Te Whanga lagoon, the endless kilometres of sandy beaches and the ever present ocean.

Chathams

Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, about 800km to the East of Christchurch, the Chatham Islands are New Zealand’s most Easterly territory. An archipelago of 11 islands, of which only two (Pitt and Chatham) are inhabited and a total population of about 600 people.

Meet the Chatham Islanders; people who remain true to themselves while extending warm hospitality to visitors. Visit heritage sites and learn of our fascinating history shaped by years of isolation; Moriori, Maori, sealers, whalers, missionaries, farmers and settlers.

See for yourself the strange and beautiful Chatham Island plants. Although some of our rare birds are protected on island sanctuaries, you can readily find others in bush, on roadsides and beaches. Walk through our forests, expansive wetlands and conservation areas. Venture to Pitt Island, even more remote and surprisingly different from Chatham Island.
Share in the bounty of our oceans; crayfish, paua, kina and blue cod, which also help sustain our economy. Then relax and absorb the peace and tranquility of the Chatham Islands.

Discovery

Discover the Chatham Islands – history, heritage and nature. Adventure holidays don’t get much better than this.

Click here to open a video showing the 2016 Chatham Islands Festival
Catch us at the next big show
X

Thats right. Call in to our booth and have a chat with us at the Christchurch Show. See for yourself what a trip to the Chathams could be like. 15-17th November.