Story: Northland places

The Hen and Chickens Islands

The Hen and Chickens Islands

Lying 22 kilometres offshore from Bream Bay, the Hen and Chickens Islands were declared a scenic reserve in 1925 on account of their valuable flora and fauna. They are now a nature reserve for seabirds, tīeke (saddlebacks) and tuatara – the ancient reptile unique to New Zealand. This view of the Chicken Islands is taken from Hen Island.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Bream Bay and environs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015