Story: Chatham Islands

Te Whanga Lagoon

Te Whanga Lagoon

The largest natural feature on the islands, 16,000-hectare Te Whanga Lagoon is an arm of the ocean that has been created by a sandspit linking the higher northern and southern parts of Chatham Island. In time the lagoon will probably silt up.

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Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Chatham Islands places', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Rhys Richards, updated 1 May 2015