With no less than 50 Chatham Island endemic plants, the Islands are a haven for plant lovers and botanists.
Rare species such as the Rautini, more commonly referred to as the Chatham Island Christmas tree are abundant on Pitt Island. This large yellow flowering bush is actually named after Pitt Islands first European settler, Frederick Hunt, hence Brachyglottis Huntii
Also the worlds most Southern growing Palm tree (the actual tree is on Pitt Island) the Chatham Islands Nikau is very abundant in the central Waipaua Scenic Reserve.
Other strange looking species such as the Spear grasses, Hebe, Tree daises, and the worlds largest Dracophyllum (arboreum) all thrive in our moderately temperate climate, rich volcanic soils and salt laden winds.
If you have an interest in plants, please let us know, we can combine any activity as a package to suit your budget and time constraints.
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