Airport and transport
Air Chathams(external link) is New Zealand’s largest privately owned airline and flies to some of New Zealand’s most remote destinations, including the Chatham Islands – directly from from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Check out its up-to-date flight schedule(external link) and travel information(external link).
The airport it is located 20 kilometres from Waitangi. It is advised you make arrangements with your accommodation provider to be met on arrival as there are no shuttle buses. Rental vehicles are available on the Chathams but should also be arranged through your accommodation provider.
Chatham Island roads are a mix of sealed and gravel roads. Please take care when driving as dust, children, hikers, mountain bikers stock and motor bikes are common. At night you may also encounter wandering stock. For your safety and that of other road users, please stick to the speed signs and for additional safety we strongly recommend a maximum speed of 40km/h in towns and 60km/h on the open road.