Southwest Chatham Island

The Southwestern region of the Chatham Islands boasts some amazing coastlines and bird life and is a must-visit for bird watchers and photographers alike.

There are also some wondrous walks to be found in this region.



For more information about bird watching tours, ask your tour operator or accommodation provider.

Highlights include:

  • Bird life on Waitangi – Tuku Road
  • Golf Club
  • Coastline

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  • 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