Northwest Chatham Island

places of interest northwestern chatham IslandsThe 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

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