Essential Information for all Pitt Island Visitors

Pitt Island is a wild, remote place, often subject to extreme weather. Even during the warm summer months there can be strong winds, making getting on and off the island tricky, but that's all part of the excitement.

Getting on, off and around Pitt Island poses some inherent - although minimal - risk. At Flowerpot Bay Lodge we will do our utmost to make you feel welcome and comfortable, with your safety our priority. However, we accept no responsibility for delays caused by weather or other reasons beyond our control.

We encourage all our guests to get out and see Pitt Island. This involves boarding airplanes, boats, 4x4 vehicles and quad bikes; walking, climbing hills, rock hopping and standing on cliff tops - but only if you want to. If these activities present any problem to you please advise us when booking. We will do our best to accommodate you. That said, you may just enjoy blobbing out with a glass of wine and a good book, we have an extensive library on all things Chathams.

Health & Safety for Pitt Island Visitors

  • There is no doctor on Pitt Island. There is a doctor and hospital on Chatham Island, which is normally accessible within an hour if weather permits.
  • Always bring enough medication with you for twice the time period you plan to stay (just to be safe).
  • You will require a reasonable level of fitness if you wish to partake in most of our activities.
  • Please bring suitable clothing for all seasons, including sturdy footwear. We will provide wet weather gear and specialist clothing and equipment if required.