Central Chatham Island and Waitangi

Waitangi is the main town and commercial hub of the Chatham Islands.

With all the accommodation options and activities around it, Waitangi is the ideal base for your Chatham Island discovery.

Like the rest of the Islands, Waitangi is a charming, friendly town where the locals are always happy to stop and chat and make sure that you have an enjoyable time while discovering the Chatham Islands.

Waitangi has a good range of facilities and small businesses including general stores, petrol stations, cafes, an hotel, accommodation providers,  medical facilities, and private tourist operators.


Most shops accept EFTPos and credit cards. There are no ATMs. 


There is internet and phone access but no cell phone coverage.

Waitangi wharf is located in the township and is alive with bustling activity of local fishermen and cargo vessels.

Places to visit include: