Story: Landscapes – overview

Northern New Zealand

Northern New Zealand

The northernmost part of New Zealand is a north-west-trending peninsula. The rise in sea level after the last ice age led to the flooding of valleys, creating complex, indented harbours and many islands close to the coast. This map shows the location of places mentioned in the text.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Northern New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/12981/northern-new-zealand (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015