New Zealand

New Zealand Google maps and Driving Directions

Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for New Zealand, and Wellington (GPS: 41 18 S 174 47 E), the capital city of the country located in (the) Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia.

Find any address in Wellington on the Google map of New Zealand (NZ) with ease or calculate your up to date itinerary to and from New Zealand or its neighboring counties like N/A.

Sightseeing and exploring in Oceania starts here, thanks to Google because its Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of updated satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. Wonder the world, use the satellite map function of the Google maps to explore or see differences on the Earth’s surface, inland, or the surrounding areas of New Zealand.

Google Maps New Zealand

Lying in the South Pacific, 990 miles (1600 km) southeast of Australia, New Zealand comprises North and South Islands, separated by the Cook Strait, and many smaller islands.

New Zealand is predominately mountainous with large coastal plains.

The map above fully covers New Zealand with its road routes from cities to towns, road intersections in any region, provinces, prefectures, also with free driving directions in Wellington or to the neighboring towns and countries. To look at the detailed map about a particular quarter in Wellington, please click on the area and zoom to the place you are interested in the Google maps of New Zealand (NZ).

Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of New Zealand with its administrative divisions; 16 regions and 1 territory*; Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Chatham Islands*, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Tasman, Waikato, Wellington, West Coast.

The interactive map above is also may be used as the satellite map of New Zealand, or as a reverse search map for finding an address from its GPS coordinates.

New Zealand, about 1,250 mi (2,012 km) southeast of Australia, consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered that they range from the tropical to the antarctic. The country is the size of Colorado. New Zealand’s two main components are the North Island and the South Island, separated by Cook Strait. The North Island (44,281 sq mi 115,777 sq km) is 515 mi (829 km) long and volcanic in its south-central part. This area contains many hot springs and beautiful geysers. South Island (58,093 sq mi 151,215 sq km) has the Southern Alps along its west coast, with Mount Cook (12,316 ft 3754 m) the highest point. Other inhabited islands include Stewart Island, the Chatham Islands, and Great Barrier Island. The largest of the uninhabited outlying islands are the Auckland Islands (234 sq mi 606 sq km), Campbell Island (44 sq mi 114 sq km), the Antipodes Islands (24 sq mi 62 sq km), and the Kermadec Islands (13 sq mi 34 sq km).

New Zealand (area: 270 469 sq km / 104 428,62 sq mi), where the official language is English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language, lying in Oceania and using the currency; New Zealand dollar (NZD), since 1967, set their clock to UTC+12. That means they are 17 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Wellington, the capital. Note to the time difference: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in September; ends first Sunday in April. Note: New Zealand has two time zones – New Zealand standard time (12 hours in advance of UTC).

The climate in New Zealand; Generally temperate and damp. The far north is almost subtropical, whereas southern winters are cold.

Geography in a nutshell; North Island, noted for hot springs and geysers, has the bulk of the population. South Island is mostly mountainous, with eastern lowlands.

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Driving directions New Zealand

The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of New Zealand above showing the country, located next to N/A. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of New Zealand are 41 00 S, 174 00 E , while the capital, Wellington found at 41 18 S 174 47 E.

When you are traveling around New Zealand, Wellington, or its other cities, use this routing tool, providing up to date route planning service free of charge.

Look no further; get accurate driving directions in New Zealand, Oceania, by filling the route planner form below.

Since Google acquired and introduced its digitalized maps in 2004, you’re probably familiar with its base functions, like finding an address or driving directions to locations. Still, Google maps also accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, and also public transportation with special directions and customizable routes.

About New Zealand and the capital, Wellington

Flag of New ZealandSchematic map of New Zealand
The national flag of New ZealandBorderline map of New Zealand
Flag description: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant with four red five-pointed stars edged in white centered in the outer half of the flag; the stars represent the Southern Cross constellation.Border length: 0 km.

Did you know about New Zealand?

  • New Zealand settled by the British in the1800s and was a colony from 1841. It became a dominion in 1907 and fully independent in 1947.
  • New Zealand women were the first to get the vote (1893).
  • Consisting of two large and many smaller islands, New Zealand lies some 992 miles (1,600km) southeast of Australia. Its South Island is mountainous, while North Island, where most people live, is more volcanic.

Facts of New Zealand (NZ)

Name conventional long form: none, conventional short form: New Zealandabbreviation: NZ, etymology: Dutch explorer Abel TASMAN was the first European to reach New Zealand in 1642; he named it Staten Landt, but Dutch cartographers renamed it Nova Zeelandia in 1645 after the Dutch province of Zeeland; British explorer Captain James COOK subsequently anglicized the name to New Zealand when he mapped the islands in 1769
Codes: ISO; NZ, Internet; .nz
Capital city: Wellington
Language(s): English (de facto official language) 89.8%, Maori (de jure official language) 3.5%, Samoan 2%, Hindi 1.6%, French 1.2%, Northern Chinese 1.2%, Yue 1%, other or not stated 20.5%, New Zealand Sign Language (de jure official language). Note: shares sum to 120.8% due to multiple responses on census (2013 estimate)
National holiday(s): Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840); ANZAC Day (commemorated as the anniversary of the landing of troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I at Gallipoli, Turkey), 25 April (1915)
Motto: N/A
Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD), since 1967
GPS: 41 00 S, 174 00 E, Wellington; 41 18 S 174 47 E
Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia
Geography note: almost 90% of the population lives in cities; Wellington is the southernmost national capital in the world
Land boundaries: N/A, 0 km
Maritime boundaries: Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea
Coastline: 15,134 km
Area: total: 268,838 sq km; land: 264,537 sq km, water: 4,301 sq km (total 104 428,62 mi2), almost twice the size of North Carolina; about the size of Colorado.
Roadways: total: 94,902 km, paved: 62,759 km (includes 199 km of expressways), unpaved: 32,143 km (2012)
Waterways: N/A
Local time (capital): UTC+12, 17 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in September; ends first Sunday in April. Note: New Zealand has two time zones – New Zealand standard time (12 hours in advance of UTC)
Population in New Zealand: 4 749 598
Population in Wellington: 342 500 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 86.3% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: Auckland 1.344 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 383,000 (2015)
Population growth rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 13.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 7.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 19.76% (male 452,810 / female 431,198) 15-24 years: 13.56% (male 312,032 / female 294,662) 25-54 years: 40.05% (male 897,549 / female 894,394) 55-64 years: 11.7% (male 255,381 / female 268,012) 65 years and over: 14.94% (male 308,949 / female 359,562) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 37.8 years; male: 36.9 years, female: 38.7 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: European 71.2%, Maori 14.1%, Asian 11.3%, Pacific peoples 7.6%, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.1%, other 1.6%, not stated or unidentified 5.4%note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one ethnic group (2013 estimate)
Religions: Christian 44.3% (Catholic 11.6%, Anglican 10.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 7.8%, Methodist, 2.4%, Pentecostal 1.8%, other 9.9%), Hindu 2.1%, Buddhist 1.4%, Maori Christian 1.3%, Islam 1.1%, other religion 1.4% (includes Judaism, Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha’i, Asian religions other than Buddhism), no religion 38.5%, not stated or unidentified 8.2%, objected to answering 4.1%note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because people were able to identify more than one religion (2013 estimate)
Government type: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Legal system: common law system, based on English model, with special legislation and land courts for the Maori
National anthem: God Defend New Zealand + God Save the Queen
Known national hazards: earthquakes are common, though usually not severe; volcanic activityvolcanism: significant volcanism on North Island; Ruapehu (elev. 2,797 m), which last erupted in 2007, has a history of large eruptions in the past century; Taranaki has the potential to produce dangerous avalanches and lahars; other historically active volcanoes include Okataina, Raoul Island, Tongariro, and White Island
Major infectious diseases: N/A
Land use: agricultural land: 43.2%; arable land 1.8%; permanent crops 0.3%; permanent pasture 41.1%; forest: 31.4%; other: 25.4% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: dairy products, sheep, beef, poultry, fruit, vegetables, wine, seafood, wheat and barley
Industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing, logs and wood articles, manufacturing, mining, construction, financial services, real estate services, tourism
Export commodities: dairy products, meat and edible offal, logs and wood articles, fruit, crude oil, wine
Main export partners: China 17.5%, Australia 16.9%, US 11.8%, Japan 6% (2015)
Import commodities:
petroleum and products, mechanical machinery, vehicles and parts, electrical machinery, textiles
Main import partners: China 19.4%, Australia 11.8%, US 11.7%, Japan 6.6%, Germany 4.7%, Thailand 4.2% (2015)

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