This is the place to come to find out everything that you need to know if you are contemplating a visit to Pitt Island
Pitt-Island.com is the official Pitt Island information website and if we cant provide what you need, we can certainly point you in the right direction of those that can.
Accommodation on the island is limited and aside from one very nicely appointed Lodge, that’s about it. You could of course stay at one of the many private dwellings, but you’d better check and ask the occupiers first.
There is no freedom camping or backpacking allowed on Pitt Island as most of the land is privately owned, and in many cases, even the roads go through private property. There is also a distinct lack of public amenities or public campsites.
Some of Frederick Hunt’s descendants have a wide range of merchandise for sale, directly and online. Clients include past visitors, past residents and locals as well as an emerging corporate market for images in rooms in quality hotels and motels. Pitt Island and Chatham Island apparel is also very popular and can be spotted in the most curious of places, being worn by some well-known faces.
Did we mention that Pitt Island plays host to a huge percentage of the endemic bird, insect and plant life found only on the Chatham Islands? From Oystercatchers and Rautini, Shore Plovers to Mahoe, there is something here for everyone.
If you’re really lucky, you might even get to see an albatross up close, or a Chatham Island Tui, Parea or even a Pitt Island Shag. What are you waiting for?
There are so many things to do on Pitt Island that you cannot do them in just one day.
If you are into shopping malls, hi tech, hi-impact, fast moving action-packed thrill-seeking activities, then you are probably not going to enjoy this place……
Mind you, some of the fish that get caught around here can be fairly exciting.
The only “quick” way to get to Pitt Island is via light plane, which Air Chathams operates from Karewa Airport on the main island.
The costs for flying from Chathams to Pitt Island range from $100 pp one way (minimum of 5), to $450.00 for a return Charter.
Slower options could include swimming, kayaking, sailing or paddleboarding. (no, don’t try those.)
You may be able to “hitch” a ride on a passing fishing boat, or even charter one to get you here.
We can’t ‘make’ you enjoy the Pitt Island experience, but we can guarantee you that you will see some of the most beautiful scenery on earth, some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes and you will might even meet some of the most resilient, yet down to earth and friendliest people on the planet.
The Gregory-Hunt name echos through the passages of time here on Pitt Island.
Click here to read about the history of European settlement on this majestic and remote outpost of civilisation and you will get a glimpse of what being a Pitt Islander means.