The Chatham Islands invoke visions of a remote, ocean-bound wilderness with fascinating marine and wildlife.

Chatham Islands

The Chatham Islands form an archipelago of 11 islands located 800 kilometres (500 miles) east of the South Island. The largest and only inhabited islands are Chatham and Pitt. These remote islands are a true wilderness of historical, natural and geological wonder.

Peace and solitude reign supreme on the Chathams. The islands are sparsely inhabited, with a population of about 600 people, and there is no public transport. The awe-inspiring views of towering cliffs, pristine beaches and rugged boulders make for an unforgettable visit.

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