8 Days Discover Chatham Islands
ex Auckland – Wellington – Christchurch
ex Auckland – Wellington – Christchurch
Auckland: Thursday to Thursday
Christchurch: Tuesday to Tuesday
Wellington: Monday to Monday and Friday to Friday
Day 1 Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch – Chatham Islands
Flight to Chatham Island on AIR CHATHAMS. Arriving in the afternoon. Transfer to accommodation.
(Motels, Lookout or North-West Bungalow).
Day 2 – Day 7 Chatham Island
6 days exploring the Island with several options (additional cost): Walking Tours, Geology Tour, Fishing & Diving, Bird Tours, Botanical tour, day tour to Pitt Island. A one day tour with some of the islands key highlights is included:
Meet your driver at the hotel. A one-day guided tour with some of the islands key highlights is included in your package, the day and details for the tour will be discussed with the Hotel on arrival.
Day 8 Chatham Island – Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
Transfer to the airport. Return flight home
LOOKOUT MOTEL – Timber cottage retreat
The Lookout is just 400 metres up from the beach and Chatham Hotel. This is a more private retreat on the Chatham Islands which is perfect for groups, families or work teams. Elevated with a large covered veranda upstairs, Lookout has great views of farm landscapes and the bay. Plus, there’s a big lawn to kick a ball about too. Self-contained units on the ground floor. Upstairs there’s a large, well-equipped kitchen to congregate around and a very comfortable lounge. Laundry available onsite. Fully licensed Restaurant at Hotel Chathams with a lounge bar and public bar – perfect for enjoying wine and local seafood, our specialty, whilst taking in the superb seaside views. Hotel Chatham runs a courtesy van to and from the Bar and Restaurant.
NORTH-WEST BUNGALOW – Cute above the bay
Our North West self-contained bungalow is cosy little spot for a couple. Queen bed – ensuite with shower – Veranda with sea and garden views – fully equipped kitchen. About 500 metres up from Hotel Chatham you can get away from the CBD crowds. Fully licensed Restaurant at Hotel Chathams with a lounge bar and public bar – perfect for enjoying wine and local seafood, our specialty, whilst taking in the superb seaside views. Hotel Chatham runs a courtesy van to and from the Bar and Restaurant.
CHATHAM RISE MOTEL
The Chatham Rise Motel is a good option for independent travellers, and small holidaying or working groups wanting quiet and privacy, just 700 metres up from Hotel Chatham. Chatham Rise Motel includes four units: Unit 1 has five bedrooms with a large shared lounge and kitchen, group dining table and comfortable lounge. Laundry available onsite. Unit 2 and 3 are self-contained double bedrooms. Unit 4 has two bedrooms with shared amenities. Hotel Chatham runs a courtesy van to and from the Bar and Restaurant.
3,440.00 NZ$* per person on a Share Twin Basis (until December 2022)
3,930.00 NZ$* per person on a Share Twin Basis (from January 2023 – April 2023)
Single Supplement: Additional $1,440.00 per person (until December 2022)
Single Supplement: Additional $1,615.00 per person (from January 2023 – April 2023)
* subject to any increases of Air Chathams
Surcharge Hotel Chatham or Waitangi Bay Forget Me Not Suites on request only.
Valid for weekly departures until end Apr 2023
A non-refundable deposit of $1350 per person is required at the time of booking.
The balance of the tour price is required 45 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 45 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer.
If you cancel between 21 and 45 days 30% of your tour cost will be charged. If you cancel between 8 and 20 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 50% of your tour cost. Cancellations within 8 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
Terra Nova Tours recommends purchasing travel insurance, even when travelling within New Zealand.
When a booking is made it is accepted that these are agreed to. They include the following: Itineraries are correct when initially published, however are subject to change due to circumstances outside our control. Flights are the responsibility of the passenger and Terra Nova Tours takes no responsibility for costs involved for any changes to flights that might be required due to necessary amendments in itineraries.
Fully guided day tours can be arranged at the hotel; generally a local guide will take you to places that are not accessible to the general public due to many of Chatham Island’s places of interest being on private land. Costs per person approx. $ 250 p.p.
Rental car hire can be arranged at the hotel for approx. $ 250 per day (depending on the size)
Fishing or diving charters are $195.00 per person for half a day, and all charters are subject to minimum numbers (normally 6), also subject to weather conditions. If you are interested in different options of charters, the hotel can arrange these for you.
There is always something to do while staying at Hotel Chatham. Make the most of the outdoors and get back to nature by taking one of the great walks on offer. All walks are with a tour guide and vary in time and distance to suit all.
Spectacular views are moderate to hard walking. Walking time is approximately 6.5 hours. Best suited to fit walkers and trampers.
Historically a significant part of the Kaingaroa area. Easy to moderate walking. Walking time is approximately 5 hours.
Ranga Ika Walk
Experience breath-taking views of the southern coastal cliff plummeting 200 meters into the sea and across Pitt straight to the islands. Easy to moderate walking. Walking time is approximately 3.5 hours.
Te Awapatiki (the pathway of the flounder)
Through this walk you will encounter special significance to the Moriori. This walk is rich in diverse flora & fauna. Total walk time is approximately 5 hours.
An optional overnight stay at Taia House can be arranged on request. A short excursion can be made from the house out through Taia Reserve to the coastline. This walk has Moriori tree carving at the northern end of Lake Kairae. Total walk time is approximately 3 hours.