Banking and Eftpos
Most shops and cafes accept credit cards and eftpos, but carrying cash is also advisable. Generally prices are slightly higher than mainland New Zealand due to freight costs.
A combined ANZ Bank/Post Office is located in Waitangi. Cash withdrawals are available. The bank is open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10.00am - 2.00pm and closed Wed.
An ATM machine is available at the Hotel Chatham Public bar during trading hours.
Calling the Chathams Islands from Mainland New Zealand is a standard national call. There is no cell phone coverage on the Chatham Islands making it a real escape. There is a public telephone in Waitangi (card phone).
High-speed wi-fi Internet is available in many locations. Enquire with your host.
Electricity is produced by diesel generators and two wind turbines. Power supply and plugs are the same as in mainland New Zealand so all your appliances will operate.
Medical and Safety
Chatham Islands Directory
Chatham Islands Events
Chatham Islands 9th Annual Festival
Saturday 04 March 2017
The festival showcases the Chatham Island culture, arts, food and music with many family activities such as speed shearing, bread baking, cake decorating, best tasting local honey, creative arts competitions, at least 20 food & art stalls and charity auction. The Chatham Islands is a great place with great people who have a real flare for fun and hospitality.