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New Zealand Elevation Map

New Zealand is a country of varied and rugged topography, with stunning natural beauty and dramatic landscapes.


The North Island of New Zealand is dominated by volcanoes and geothermal activity, while the South Island features the Southern Alps, stunning glaciers, fjords, and rugged coastlines.

New Zealand

These dramatic landscapes were formed over millions of years of tectonic movement and glaciation, and the resulting topography provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure.

The elevations across New Zealand range from sea level to over 12,000 ft, with varying terrain and geography in between.

Highest point

The highest point in New Zealand is Aoraki/Mount Cook, standing at 12,217 ft above sea level. Located in the Southern Alps on the South Island, this peak offers stunning views and challenging climbing opportunities for experienced mountaineers.

Lowest point

The lowest point in New Zealand is the Pacific Ocean, which sits at sea level. New Zealand's location in the Southern Hemisphere means that it is surrounded by ocean and has a rugged coastline with many bays, beaches, and harbors.

Similar landscape

New Zealand has a unique topography with a mix of volcanic, geothermal, and glacial features that set it apart from other countries with similar elevations. Countries like Switzerland, Nepal, and Bhutan have similar elevations and rugged terrain but lack the unique geological features of New Zealand.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in New Zealand and their elevation above sea level.