Awarakau Lodge Chatham Islands

Package based on min 8 and max of 12 share twin accommodation Per person price on application.


Inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • All transfers
  • All meals
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Tour guide to enhance your stay 
  • Optional - One 1/2 day boar fishing trip (not included in package price) 

There is an option for a day trip to Pitt Island which is catered for by Flowerpot adventures where you are taken by a 4 wheel drive van around the Island, lunch is included.


Air Chatham’s flies from Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Their schedule is available at www.airchathams.co.nz 


Itinerary: 

Itinerary takes in scenic and historic sites. The itinerary can vary with requests from guests i.e. if some guests do not choose to go on a fishing trip there can be a visit arrange to other sites. The itinerary can vary depending on where the Air Chatham flight leaves from but we will endeavour to include all sites.


Day One

You will be departing the mainland airport at approx. 1pm on Air Chatham’s Convair 580 turbo prop. This flight is approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes in which you will be served a light refreshment. Arrival time on the Chatham’s is approx. 3.45pm (Chatham Islands time which is 45 min ahead of NZ time). You will be met by one of your hosts Greg or Rosemarie Horler and transferred to you accommodation which is located 9km south of the main township Waitangi, where you will have time to unwind, relax and take in the great sights with the possibility of a walk along the coastal rocks before the evening meal.


Day Two

After breakfast which is served between 8.00am and 9.30am you will go north to Kaingaroa. You will stop at Ocean Mail scenic reserve where you will have a picnic lunch followed by a walk in the DOC reserve where you are able to see the regeneration of the wetlands. From here we will travel to the Dendroglyh Grove which is situated in Hapupu reserve. From here we travel on to Skirmish Bay the place of the first landing of Europeans in 1791 and visit the site of the missionaries and whalers. Our last visit of the day will be to the only accessible seal colony.


Day Three

Today we travel to the North West of the Island to Port Hutt stopping on the way to visit the Basalt Columns. There will be a visit to the Port Hutt fishing village. We will then travel to the stone mission house which was built around 1866 by German missionaries. From here we will travel to Waitangi West beach which is the most westerly point on the Island. From here we return to our accommodation to a home cooked meal.


Day Four:

After breakfast we will travel further South to Awatotara and Tuku where you are able to spot the native pigeon (Parea) and the Chatham Islands Tui. We will then head to Henga farm to walk through the native reserve and beach dunes. Our last visit will be to Admiral Gardens.


Day Five

After breakfast we will travel east to owenga where we will visit Kopinga Maree (Moriori) on the way for morning tea and an informative talk. Then we will travel to Owenga to view the statue of Tommy Solomon the last full blooded Moriori. After this (weather permitting) we will travel to the Millennium site and then travel back to our accommodation through the inland road.


Day Six

This day is for the guests to enjoy. A fishing trip can be arranged for today as well as a visit to the Museum, craft shop and other places around Waitangi Township.


Day Seven

Today we travel north to Cape Young stopping on the way to visit Blind Jims which is a place that Te Whanga Lagoon meets the road and you are able to have a look for fossilised shark’s teeth. We will also visit Nikau scenic reserve and then on to Wharekauri station to splatter rocks and then to Cape young.


Day Eight

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to catch your mid-morning flight home which will have you arriving back at approx. midday.


NOTE These days will change in rotation and all fishing and off-road adventures are weather dependant.


6 Nights fr $5,060* Enquire
*Terms and Conditions
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