List of islands of New Zealand


List of islands of New Zealand

New Zealand consists of a large number of islands. The two main islands, which are much larger than the rest and where most of the population lives, are the North Island and the South Island. The latter is often a little ironically referred to as the "mainland", especially by its residents, it being only a little larger but having a lower population. Stewart Island/Rakiura is by far the biggest of the smaller islands, although Waiheke Island has the largest population of the smaller islands.

The following is a list of some of the islands of New Zealand:

Main New Zealand chain

Listed By Size

In the open sea

*Alderman Islands
*Anchor Island
*Anchorage Island
*Arakaninihi Island
*Araara Island
*Arapawa Island
*Aroha Island
*Bench Island
*Big South Cape Island
*The Brothers
*Cavalli Islands
*Chalky Island
*Codfish Island/Whenuahou
*Cuvier Island
*D'Urville Island
*Dragon Island
*East Island/Whangaokeno
*Gannet Island
*Goat Island, Auckland
*Goat Island, Otago Harbour
*Goat Island/Te Mapoutahi
*Great Barrier Island/Aotea
*Green Island
*Hen and Chicken Islands
*Hauturu/Little Barrier Island
*Kapiti Island
*Kawau Island
*Makaro/Ward Island
*Mana Island
*Matakana Island
*Matiu/Somes Island
*Maud Island/Te Hoiere
*Mayor Island/Tuhua
*Mercury Islands
*Mokohinau Islands
*Motiti Island
*Motukawao Islands
*Motunau Island
*Moturata/Taieri Island
*Motutapu Island
*Native Island
*Noble Island
*North Island
*Open Bay Islands
*Pearl Island
*Ponui Island
*Poor Knights Islands
*Portland Island
*Pourewa Island
*Quail Island
*Rabbit Island
*Rakino Island
*Rangitoto Island
*Resolution Island
*Ruapuke Island
*Saint Martin Island/Quarantine Island
*Secretary Island
*Slipper Island
*South Island
*Stephens Island/Takapourewa
*Stewart Island/Rakiura
*Tapu Te Ranga Motu
*Tiritiri Matangi Island
*Titi/Muttonbird Islands
*Ulva Island
*Waiheke Island
*Whakaari/White Island
*Whale Island
*Whanganui Island
*White Island, Otago

In rivers and lakes

*Channel Islands (in Lake Manapouri)
*Dome Islands (in Lake Te Anau)
*Entrance Island (in Lake Te Anau)
*Harwich Island (in Lake Wanaka)
*Hidden Island (in Lake Wakatipu)
*Inch Clutha (in the Clutha River delta)
*Mokoia Island (in Lake Rotorua)
*Motuariki Island (in Lake Tekapo)
*Motutaiko Island (in Lake Taupo)
*Moutoa Island (in the Whanganui River)
*Pigeon Island (in Lake Wakatipu)
*Pig Island (in Lake Wakatipu)
*Pomona Island (in Lake Manapouri)
*Rakaia Island (in the Rakaia River delta)
*Rangitata Island (in the Rangitata River delta)
*Rona Island (in Lake Manapouri)
*Tree Island (in Lake Wakatipu)


=Outlying=

New Zealand also administers the following islands outside the main archipelago. Only the Chatham Islands have a permanent population although others also did in the past. Others host visitors for science, conservation, meteorological observation and tourism.
*Chatham Islands
**Chatham Island/Rekohu
**Forty-Fours/Motuhara
**Little Mangere Island
**Mangere Island
**Pitt Island/Rangiauria
**The Sisters/Rangitatahi
**South East Island/Rangatira
**Star Keys/Motuhope
*Kermadec Islands
**Cheeseman Island
**Curtis Island
**Macauley Island
**Raoul Island
*Solander Islands
*Three Kings Islands

The New Zealand sub-antarctic islands are considered World Heritage Sites.
*Antipodes Islands
*Auckland Islands
**Adams Island
**Auckland Island
**Enderby Island
*Bounty Islands
*Campbell Island group
**Campbell Island
**Dent Island
**Folly Island (or Folly Islands)
**Jacquemart Island
*The Snares

elf-governing territories

The following self-governing island territories are politically dependent areas of New Zealand but are not considered part of New Zealand geographically:
*Cook Islands
**Aitutaki
**Atiu
**Mangaia
**Manihiki
**Manuae
**Mauke
**Mitiaro
**Nassau
**Palmerston Island
**Penrhyn Island/Tongareva
**Pukapuka
**Rakahanga
**Rarotonga
**Suwarrow
**Takutea
*Niue
*Tokelau
**Atafu
**Nukunonu
**Fakaofo

Territorial claims

New Zealand also claims the Ross Dependency in Antarctica, including:
*Balleny Islands
**Buckle Island
**Sabrina Island
**Sturge Island
**Young Island
*Coulman Island
*Roosevelt Island
*Ross Island
*Scott Island

ee also

*New Zealand Outlying Islands
*New Zealand sub-antarctic islands
*Islands of the world
*Extreme Points of New Zealand

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