The very latest (January 2024) Chatham Islands Visitor Map and Guidebook is available for download here >>>>>>>>  or you can click on the image below and view it online.

Chatham Island Guide Books

Discover and Explore the Chatham Islands – First to see the sun

Edition 3, published by Deerubbin Press, 2017.
Cherry Lawrie and Jocelyn Powell. ISBN 9780987174246.

If you’re planning a visit to the Chatham Islands we highly recommend this comprehensive guide. Introductory chapters provide a brief description of the Islands, life on the islands today, and social history.

To make it easy to explore the Islands and to find the places that can be visited, Chatham Island has been divided into six sections with easy-to-read maps. Pitt Island is covered by a single section and map.

Copies are available for purchase at $45 plus $5 pp through the Chatham Islands Museum, with proceeds going to the museum.

For a copy please email Also available at Chatham Cottage Gifts and Hotel Chathams

Chatham Islands Heritage and Conservation

Canterbury University Press, 2008.
Edited by Colin Miskelly. ISBN 9781877257780.

A comprehensive account of the Islands historic sites, geology, major habitats, marine life and mammals, flora, insects and birds (including those extinct) is documented in this book.

Copies can be ordered from Hotel Chathams.