The Northwest Chathams features diverse landscapes from coastal sand dunes to basalt columns and can be explored in a full day.
Located north of Waitangi, the road sits above sand dunes and passes a series of lakes where visitors can enjoy spectacular views of large sand blow-outs and remnants of stands of Kopi trees. A visit to Port Hutt and the picturesque Whangaroa Harbour is a must especially for those that like shipwrecks.
The rocky coastal road affords extensive views of the coast and long-dormant volcanic cones before heading across the central plateau towards the north coast and the Waitangi-west beach and Maunganui Stone Cottage
- Ohira Bay Basalt Columns
- Maunganui Stone Cottage
- Whangaroa Harbour (Port Hutt)
- The Thomas Currell Minesweeper
- Cannon-Peirce and Harold Peirce Scenic Reserves
- Waitangi West beach