The Northeast of Chatham Island boasts a range of visitor accommodation and plenty of walks and attractions for you to see, making it an ideal northern base during your stay on Chatham Island.
Venturing Northeast to the remote fishing village of Kaingaroa provides visitors with a good array of scenic views as you pass through farmland, coastal and lakeside terrain and scenic reserves to get there.
From Kaingaroa the Sunderland Flying Boat, remains of the German missionary settlement at Mission Bay and Point Munning fur seal colony are well worth seeing.
At Kaingaroa there are memorials to the 1791 European visit and to the bicentenary of that visit, and a walk through coastal bush to the rocky headland and Kaingaroa Beach.
This region is renowned for its seafood and diving.
Most of the land on the Northeast Chatham Island is in private ownership. Permission must be obtained to access the missionary and whaling settlement ruins.
It is strongly suggested that you use an approved local guide to ensure you have the best possible experience. Guides can be located via the directory on this web site or through your accommodation provider
- Moriori Rākau Momori (tree carvings) in the J.M. Barker (Hāpūpū) National Historic Reserve
- Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve
- Kaingaroa Village
- Seal Colony at Point Munning
- Ruins of missionary and whaling settlements at Mission Bay near Te Whakaru
- Active restoration project of a Sunderland flying boat