CHATHAM ISLANDS ESCAPE

FLIGHTS + TOUR PACKAGE from $5099 pp

The Chathams Islands is a remote, awe-inspiring place that is full of birdlife and incredible history making for an unforgettable visit.

With diverse landscapes and fascinating history, the Chatham Islands are renowned for its bountiful seafood industry and conservation efforts protecting many rare and endangered species.

We recommend this package for those who are keen for a holiday off the beaten track, that is active (but not strenuous) and are happy in a small group enviroment.

Getting there
Air Chathams is the island’s airline and was originally established to freight live seafood between Pitt Island, Chatham Island and mainland New Zealand.
Flights to the Chatham Islands depart weekly all year round from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and take 2 – 21/5 hours duration.

Important to know for your Chatham Islands package:

Weather
October & November – air is fresh and temperatures range from 7 – 15°C
December to March – an average temperature of 19°C, nights drop to approx 12°C. February is the warmest month.

A waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes are essential items for all seasons. Summer take the togs, sunscreen, hat and reusable water bottle.

Things to do and see in Chatham Island
Discover genuinely unique plant and bird life | Admiral garden | Henga Scenic Reserve | Hapupu National Historic Reserve | The historic and quirky Maunganui Stone Cottage | The Basalt Columns and Splatter Rock |Point Munning Seal Colony | Remains of a Sunderland flying Boat | Chatham Islands museum | Port Hutt | Tommy  Solomon Memorial | Relax on deserted beaches | Hike through wild landscapes | Bird watching |Fishing….

There is no cellphone coverage BUT internet is available
New Zealand Citizens do not need to take a passport
Currency is NZ$
There is no public transport on the islands

Dates
Departures from Auckland
07 October 2021
04 November 2021
17 February 2022

Departures from Wellington
01 December 2021
07 March 2022

Price
From $5099 pp share twin

Solo Travellers  please add $900 (only 1 solo traveller per tour permitted)

Package includes
Return Refundable & Fully Flexible Economy Class flights Auckland to Tuuta, Chatham Islands with Air Chathams including known airline taxes
7 nights accomodation at Awarakau Lodge (max capacity 12 guests), each room with it’s own ensuite
All meals – continental breakfasts, picnic lunches and buffet dinners
All sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary
Daily guided tours, arranged exclusively for the guests of Awarakau Lodge

 

Please click here for full itinerary 

 

Book by
Until sold out. Due to group size, space is limited and early booking is encouraged.

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.  Capacity restrictions may apply. Special conditions apply for Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant.  A non refundable deposit of $1100 per person is due at time of booking, with full payment due 65 days prior to departure.  Should any travel restrictions due to Covid-19 be enforced, booking will be transferred to next suitable/available date or a full refund less an administration fee will be offered. Prices correct as at 09 June 2021  and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Other conditions may apply. AIM.

Awarakua Lodge

Awarkua Lodge hospitality

Air Chathams