Discover the Chatham Islands – December 2021

7 Nights: Thursday 9 December - Thursday 16 December 2021

Share twin per person (ex Auckland)NZD$5,190
Single SupplementNZD$790

Don’t let Covid-19 prevent you from taking a trip ‘overseas’ and experiencing a different culture. The Chatham Islands environment is special, rich in its variety of indigenous plants and animals, historic relics and landscapes.

Prepare to be surprised as these mysterious islands yield up their secrets. Landscapes with volcanic peaks thrusting up out of rolling peatland, towering seacliffs, the vast expanse of Te Whanga Lagoon, endless kilometres of sandy beaches and the ever-present ocean. Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, about 800km east of Christchurch, the Chatham Islands are New Zealand’s most easterly region. An archipelago of 11 islands, Chatham Island is inhabited by about 660 people. Meet the Chatham Islanders; a friendly and easy-going local community who extend warm hospitality to visitors. Visit heritage sites and learn of the fascinating history shaped by years of isolation; Moriori, Maori, sealers, whalers, missionaries, farmers, and settlers.

We will encounter plenty of plants and birds, including species native to the Chatham’s, some of which are quite rare. Enjoy plentiful fresh seafood: crayfish, paua, and blue cod. Prepare to be impressed by the contrasting landscapes: karaka forests, farmland, rocky coastlines, dunes, sandy beaches, expansive wetlands and conservation areas. You will stay in the recently opened Forget Me Not suites.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All group transfers
  • Activities and sightseeing tours with local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material
  • 7 nights accommodation on Chatham Island (twin share) in the Forget Me Not suites at Hotel Chatham
  • A beautiful 180 page book “Discover & Explore the Chatham Islands - First to see the sun”
  • Return airfare ex Auckland to Chatham Island

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Surcharge of 2.5% on credit card payments
  • Domestic flights/travel to/from Auckland(arrangements can be made for you at an additional cost)
  • Personal expenses

TOUR PRICE

Share twin per person (ex Auckland)NZD$5,190
Single SupplementNZD$790

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

PRICES FROM

$5,190NZD

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

TRAVEL DATES

Duration: 7 Nights

Depart: Thu 9 Dec 2021

Return: Thu 16 Dec 2021

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0800 853 276

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Your Tour Manager:

  • Malcolm Campbell

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