in Chatham Islands, New Zealand
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -43.733 and -176.350 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -43° 43' 59" and W -176° 21' 0"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dollar - NZD
- Spoken languages:
- English, Maori
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 08:19 PM (Saturday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Chatham
- UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:51 am and 8:37 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 43.715 and 3.617 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Geonames.org
Delve into Matarakau
Matarakau in Chatham Islands is a city located in New Zealand about 482 mi (or 776 km) east of Wellington, the country's capital town.
Current time in Matarakau is now 08:19 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Chatham with an UTC offset of 13.75 hours. We know of 1 airports closer to Matarakau. The closest airport in New Zealand is Chatham Islands-Tuuta Airport in a distance of 8 mi (or 12 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Waitangi, , , and . To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Chatham Island is by far the largest island of the Chatham Islands group, in the south Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of New Zealand. It is said to be "halfway between the equator and the pole, and right on the International Date Line". The island is called Rekohu ("misty skies") in Moriori, and Wharekauri in Maori. The island was named after the survey ship HMS Chatham which was the first European ship to locate the island in 1791. It covers an area of 920 square kilometres .
Te Whanga Lagoon
Covering 160 square kilometres, Te Whanga Lagoon dominates the geography of Chatham Island, in the South Pacific Ocean off New Zealand's east coast. It is the outflow of several small rivers in the island's hilly south, and drains to the Pacific via gaps in Hanson Bay on the east coast of the island. It contains many fossilized shark teeth that can be collected from the edges of the lagoon. Over time the lagoon is likely to silt up.
Chatham Islands / Tuuta Airport
Chatham Islands / Tuuta Airport is a small airport 10.5 NM (19.5 km) northeast of Waitangi Township on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. Air Chathams operate services to Auckland returning via Napier, Christchurch, and Wellington operating Convair 580 aircraft. Air Chathams operate to the following destinations on the following days. Monday: Chathams - Wellington International Airport. Tuesday: Chathams - Christchurch International Airport.
Hanson Bay is a large bay which comprises almost the entire east coast of Chatham Island/Rekohu, the largest island in New Zealand's Chatham Islands archipelago. It is 35 kilometres in extent, stretching from Okawa Point in the island's northeast to Manukau Point in the southeast.
JM Barker (Hapupu) Historic Reserve
JM Barker (Hapupu) National Historic Reserve is 33 hectares of kopi forest which was created to protect Moriori tree carvings called momori-rakau (or dendroglyphs). The reserve is located at the north-eastern end of Chatham Island, the main island in the Chatham Islands, close to Hanson Bay.
Rangitahi Lake is located in the Chatham Islands of New Zealand. It is located on Chatham Island, to the northeast of Te Whanga Lagoon, close to the northern end of Hanson Bay.
Okawa Point lies at the north-eastern end of Hanson Bay near the easternmost point of the main Chatham Island in the Chatham Islands group of New Zealand. It has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports breeding colonies of the critically endangered Chatham and endangered Pitt Shags.
Matarakau Point is a headland on the north coast, and 13 km from the easternmost point, of the main Chatham Island in the Chatham Islands group of New Zealand. It has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports breeding colonies of the critically endangered Chatham and endangered Pitt Shags.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Matarakau.