Story: Glaciers and glaciation

New Zealand glaciers (1st of 2)

New Zealand glaciers

Each glacier in the New Zealand Glacier Inventory is plotted here as a red dot. Most are found in the central (and highest) part of the Southern Alps. Apart from several small glaciers near the crest of Mt Ruapehu, glaciers are confined to the South Island.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Glaciers and glaciation - Glaciers in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2021