Northern Chatham Island

This region offers great walks and scenic reserves and is a must-visit destination.


Much of the Northern Chatham Island is privately owned and visiting many places in this diverse region requires permission from the landowner.

Ask your accommodation host for more information.




The reserves listed below are all open to the public, at no charge and permission is not required.

  • Nikau Bush Conservation Reserve.
  • Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve
  • Henga Scenic Reserve
  • Blind Jim’s


Please remember though, that in order to film anything for commercial purposes on public conservation land you must have a concession from DOC. This includes activities such as making a documentary, movie or advertisement. Please visit the following link for more information >>>>>


  • Buff Weka
    Buff Weka
  • New Zealand Fur Seal
    New Zealand Fur Seal
  • Rookery
  • Time Out
    Time Out
  • Blue Penguin
    Blue Penguin
  • Oyster Catchers
    Oyster Catchers
  • Buller's Mollymawk
    Buller's Mollymawk
  • Gull
  • Mollymawk
  • Buff Weka
    Buff Weka
  • Black Robin
    Black Robin
  • Black-Backed Gulls
    Black-Backed Gulls
  • Wandering Albatross
    Wandering Albatross