Northeast Chatham Island

The Northeast of Chatham Island boasts a range of visitor accommodation and plenty of walks and attractions for you to see, making it an ideal northern base during your stay on Chatham Island. 


The region is renowned for its seafood and diving.

Most of the land on the Northeast Chatham Island is in private ownership. Permission must be obtained to access the missionary and whaling settlement ruins.

It is strongly suggested that you use an approved local guide to ensure you have the best possible experience.


Guides can be located via the directory on this web site or through your accommodation provider



Highlights include:

  • Moriori rakau momori (tree carvings) in the J.M. Barker (Hapupu) National Historic Reserve
  • Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve
  • To find out about Kaingaroa, select from the map.
  • Seal Colony at Point Munning
  • Ruins of missionary and whaling settlements at Mission Bay near Te Whakaru
  • Active restoration project of a Sunderland flying boat

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