Since 2002 these excursions to the Chatham Islands has been offered to, and enjoyed by, Friends of Te Papa. They are about much more than natural science. You will explore Chatham Islands history, culture and cuisine. It is a must do, if you have not yet done it!

This year two six-day excursions to the Chatham Islands are on offer, both led by Te Papa geologist Hamish Campbell and scientist and mezzotint artist Chris Adams.  Touring with Hamish and Chris is a rare opportunity to visit the Chathams in a safe and convivial context. The plan is to visit Chatham and Pitt Island, sea and air conditions permitting.

Two trips, each 6-days in length:
Trip 1: Friday 28 August to Wednesday 2 September 2020
Trip 2: Friday 4 September to Wednesday 9 September 2020

Price: $4,250 per person.
Air travel ex-Wellington: with Air Chathams
Accommodation: Hotel Chatham, Waitangi, Chatham Island

Capped at 20 people each, the trips are all-embracing in terms of experiencing the Chathams. Anyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a geologist, a Friend of Te Papa, or a citizen of Zealandia.

However, a certain level of fitness is required: you must be able to negotiate a wire fence in less than 20 seconds. Some people get hung up on this self-fitness test. To avoid this, attempt wire fences only in the presence of an adult.

For further details, please contact Hamish Campbell at:
h.campbell@gns.cri.nz
Ph: 027 221 8817

Read more about Friend’s President, Elizabeth Kay’s Chatham Islands Excursion here

Feature image:  On Pitt Island, photo: Bill Beale