Maps Page on New Zealand


  1. Physical/Political
  2. Climate
  3. Culture


This political map of New Zealand shows how the country is split into the North and South Islands. It also illustrates how each of the islands is separated into different provinces. Many of New Zealandís larger cities and its capital, Auckland, are located on the North and more habitable island.

This is a shaded relief map of New Zealand. It illustrates where all of the rivers are at and shows the mountains that make the South Island a hard place to live on. In the upper left hand corner of the map is a legend that shows where all of the railroads, roads, and expressways are located. This map also does a good job of labeling the various bodies of water surrounding New Zealand.

This map is a satellite image. It was shot from space and is another form of a physical map. New Zealandís capital, Auckland, and its highest point, Mount Cook, are both labeled along with other major cities. This image is an extremely good view of where the North and South islands are split. It also does a good job of showing the mountain range that goes down the western and middle part of the South Island.


This map shows the average annual temperature of New Zealand from 1971 through the year 2000. On the northern peninsula of the North Island, the temperature stays fairly warm year round. This high temperature area correlates with a high population. On the South Island, the temperature stays fairly cold most of the year. This may have something to do with the huge mountain range being located on the South Island.

Shown above is a depiction of the annual rainfall for New Zealand from 1971 through the year 2000. The North Island gets moderate amounts of rain every year. It is interesting to note, that on the South Island, right over the mountains, there is an average rainfall of between 4,000 to 10,000 millimeters of rain each year.

The map above illustrates the number of hailstorms that take place in New Zealand each year. According to the map, there are little to no hailstorms that take place in the interior sections of the North and South Islands. The majority of the storms take place on the coastlines. The most notable spot for hailstorms to occur is on the southern coast of the South Island.


This map shows the population density for the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The highest population center is in and around the capital of Auckland on the North Island. Most of New Zealandís big cities are located around the capital. This map shows that much of the South Island is uninhabited due to the large mountain range on the island.

The Maori people are the native peoples of New Zealand. This map above shows how much of the population the Maori people account for in each major city. Once again, the most populated cities are on the North Island. The Maoris account for more than half of the population in the countryís capital of Auckland.

This map shows the different types of agriculture that are grown in the different regions of New Zealand. The most common type of agriculture is fruit. It is also popular to raise animals such as cattle and sheep.

Submitted by Ian Bonder on April 30, 2008.