Auckland Islands

group of subantarctic islands that are part of New Zealand

The Auckland Islands (Māori: Motu Maha or Maungahuka)[1] are a group of islands that are part of New Zealand. The islands are 465 kilometres (289 mi) south of the South Island. There are no people on the islands.[2]

The biggest island is Auckland Island. There are smaller islands around Auckland Island like Adams Island, Enderby Island, Disappointment Island, Ewing Island, Rose Island, Dundas Island, and Green Island. [2]

The islands were found by Europeans in 1806.

References change

  1. West, Carol (May 2005). "New Zealand Subantarctic Islands Research Strategy" (PDF). Department of Conservation. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Data Table – Protected Areas – LINZ Data Service (recorded area 62564 ha)". Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 9 November 2023.