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Chatham Islands

Nikau Bush Conservation Area.

There are walking tracks on four reserves on the main Chatham Island: Henga Scenic Reserve, Nikau Bush Conservation Area, J.M. Barker (Hapupu) National Historic Reserve and Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.


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Chatham Islands website

Stop the spread of didymo
Check, Clean, Dry
all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


Rekohu / Wharekauri / Chatham Island Office
Phone:      +64 3 305 0098
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