Owenga is a small port settlement in a shallow bay on the North Eastern side of the main Chatham Island.
Owenga originally supported a large Moriori population. Sadly, the Moriori were decimated by disease from visiting whalers and sealers in the early 1800’s. Later arrivals then displaced the Moriori, taking ownership of the natural resources and surrounding lands. Today, Owenga is home to a number of fishermen and their families. It is also the main departure point for Pitt Island. The rugged Owenga coastline is ideal for fishing, diving and to view seabirds in their natural habitat.