New Zealand Political Wall Map - National Geographic. The reference map of New Zealand uses National Geographic's signature Classic
style with blue oceans and stunning shaded relief. The map shows this
island nation in great detail, from the subtropical North Island (Te
Ika-a-Maui) to the glacial carved valleys of Fiordland on the South
Island (Te Waipounamu). The North Island is best known for large
volcanic lakes and the cities of Auckland and Wellington. The South
Island is famous for the Southern Alps that run along the spine of the
island. The highest point in the country is Aoraki (Mount Cook) and is
found in the Southern Alps.
The first settlers of New Zealand were
the Maori from Polynesia, the names on the map reflect this history
with both English and Maori variants. The map also features a
transportation network including highways, roads, passenger railroads,
and major airports. All National Parks are also shown.