Story: Landscapes – overview

North Island main ranges

North Island main ranges

The backbone of the North Island is a line of north-east-trending greywacke ranges that form a barrier between the eastern and western sides. This map shows the location of places mentioned in the text. Wellington city, surrounded by hills, is at the southern end of the Tararua Range.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - North Island main ranges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2024)

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