Matarakau
in Chatham Islands, New Zealand

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
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: 01:52 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Pacific/Chatham
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
7:12 am and 5:45 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
43.715 and 3.617 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puechabon
References
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 01:52 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Chatham with an UTC offset of 12.75 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.

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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

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 .

Located at -43.9, -176.483 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of the Chatham Islands

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.

Located at -43.8333, -176.45 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Chatham Islands, Lakes of New Zealand, Lagoons of New Zealand

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.

Located at -43.81, -176.457 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in New Zealand, Chatham Islands

Hanson Bay

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.

Located at -43.885, -176.372 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Chatham Islands, Bays of New Zealand

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.

Located at -43.8003, -176.353 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Moriori, Geography of the Chatham Islands, Protected areas of New Zealand

Rangitahi Lake

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.

Located at -43.7667, -176.35 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of New Zealand, Geography of the Chatham Islands

Okawa Point

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.

Located at -43.7733, -176.242 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Important Bird Areas of the Chatham Islands, Headlands of New Zealand, Seabird colonies

Matarakau Point

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.

Located at -43.7342, -176.349 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Important Bird Areas of the Chatham Islands, Headlands of New Zealand, Seabird colonies

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