About Chatham Islands
Situated 800kms off the eastern coast of mainland New Zealand is the Chatham Islands group. This archipelago of 10 small islands has officially been part of New Zealand since 1842, and they form the smallest and most isolated region in the country.
Only two islands, the largest Chatham, and Pitt Island are populated, with a combined total of about 600 people. A full 45-minutes ahead of NZ time, the Chathams are the first inhabited place in the world to see the sun rise, an experience not to be missed.