Charts

Charts of coastal bathymetry, sediment, and other information are available for purchase.

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NIWA produces a wide range of charts, including bathymetry, sediment, and circulation charts.

Placing an order

Orders received after Friday 19th December will be processed on Monday 12th January.

All prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars (NZ$) and include postage and handling. Note that NZ$5 is added if shipping overseas. Some charts may no longer be available.

For lake charts, please contact us for further information or to place an order.

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Coastal bathymetry / sediments, 1:200,000

NIWA produces a variety of Bathymetric Charts that cover coastal New Zealand and many offshore areas. Bathymetric charts show the depth of the ocean contoured into lines of equal depth (bathymetry) and are particularly useful for pinpointing pinnacles, holes, and other bottom features. A sediment edition that illustrates the nature of the bottom type (rock, sand, gravel, and so on) is available for some of these same areas. Please order your charts by name (e.g. Cook Strait Bathymetry, or Bay of Plenty Sediment). Please add $5 per chart for overseas orders.

Example Coastal Bathymetry Series Chart

Coverage

List of Charts

Area Bathymetry Price Sediment Price
Banks 1977 $15 1979 $15
Bay of Plenty 1992 $20 1979 $15
Campbell 1988 $15

Cook Strait 1996 $20 1980 N/A
Cuvier 1988 $15

Dusky 2001 $20

East Cape 1996 $20

Egmont 1966 $15

Ellesmere 1980 $15 1981 $15
Foulwind 1979 $15

Foveaux 2001 $20 1965 $15
Hauraki 1992 $20 1980 $15
Hokianga 1984 N/A

Hokitika 1972 $15

Jackson 1981 $15

Kaipara 1984 N/A

Karamea 1972 $15

Mahia 1992 $20

Mernoo 1993 $20

Milford 2001 $20

Mokau 1973 N/A 1983 $15
North Cape 1990 $20

Nuggets 1987 $15

Oamaru 1981 $15 1986 $15
Otago 1986 $15

Palliser 1988 N/A

Patea 1992 $20 1988 N/A
Pegasus 1983 $15 1992 $20
Poor Knights 2002 $20 1986 N/A
Raglan 1968 N/A 1974 N/A
Tasman 1986 $15 1982 $15
Three Kings 1990 $20

Turnagain 2002 $20 1970 N/A

Oceanic bathymetry / sediments, 1:1,000,000

NIWA produces a series of oceanic charts at this smaller scale. These illustrate the large scale features of the New Zealand region, particularly those offshore in deeper water. Some areas also have a sediment edition. Please order your chart by name (e.g. Three Kings Oceanic Bathymetry). Add $5 per chart for overseas orders.

Coverage

Oceanic area names and coverage

List of Charts

Area Bathymetry Price Sediment Price
Auckland 1967 $15

Balleny 1970 $15

Bellona 1977 $15

Bounty 1970 $15 1982 $15
Campbell 1967 $15

Chatham 1969 $15

Cook 1991 $20 1975 $15
Esperance 1997 $20

Hjort 1976 $15

Kandavu 1975 $15

Lachlan 1996 $20

Lord Howe 1968 $15

Macquarie 1967 $15

Norfolk 1969 $15

Port Jackson 1975 $15

Pukaki 1966 $15

Rarotonga 1969 $15

Resolution 1972 $15

Rotuma 1974 $15

Three Kings 1968 N/A 1979 $15
Tonga 1971 N/A

Lake Bathymetry, various scales

NIWA has published a lake chart for every lake in New Zealand that can be surveyed, except for Lake Dunstan. The charts are of various scales that are determined to be the most appropriate for the size of the lake.

The compilation and publication dates range from 1966 to 1989.

These charts are available for $15 each (plus $5 per chart for overseas orders). Please contact us for further information or to place an order.

List of charts

Area Bathymetry
Alabaster, see McKerrow 1983
Alexandrina : McGregor 1978
Arapuni 1986
Aviemore 1987
Atiamuri:
 Ohakuri
 Rotongaio
1978
Benmore 1981
Blue, see Diamond 1982
Brunner 1981
Camp, see Clearwater 1985
Catherine, see Selfe 1985
Clearwater : Camp 1985
Coleridge 1970
Diamond :
 Blue
1982
Dispute, see Luna 1982
Ellesmere 1989
Emma : Roundabout : Maori 1985
Evelyn, see Selfe 1985
Forsyth 1979
Georgina, see Selfe 1985
Grassmere 1969
Gunn 1980
Hauroko 1979
Hawea 1975
Hayes 1981
Heron 1984
Hochstetter, see Mahinapua 1982
Horowhenua 1979
Humuhumu 1978
Ianthe : Poerua 1982
Ida : Little Ida, see Selfe 1985
Johnson, see Moke 1982
Kai-Iwi, see Waikere 1971
Kaniere 1982
Karapiro 1986
Katrine, see Sumner 1979
Kirkpatrick, see Moke 1982
Luna :
 Dispute
1982
Lyndon 1985
McGregor, see Alexandrina 1978
McKerrow : Alabaster 1983
Mahinapua :
 Hochstetter
1982
Mahinerangi
 (Eastern & Western Sheets)
1979
Manapouri 1969
Mangahia, see Rotomanuka 1982
Mangakaware, see Maratoto 1982
Maori, see Emma 1985
Mapourika, see Wahapo 1979
Maraetai 1989
Maratoto : Mangakaware 1982
Marion, see Sumner 1979
Mason, see Sumner 1979
Matahina 1982
Mavora, North and South 1981
Moawhango 1986
Moeraki : Paringa 1978
Moke : Johnson : Kirkpatrick 1982
Monowai 1981
Ngahewa : Rotokawau 1973
Ngapouri, see Okaro 1974
Ngatu : Rotoroa 1982
Ohakuri, see Atiamuri 1978
Ohau 1970
Okareka 1973
Okaro : Ngapouri 1974
Okataina 1967
Omapere 1982
Orakai, see Tutira 1978
Otamangakau 1989
Ototoa 1981
Owhareiti 1973
Paringa, see Moeraki 1978
Pearson 1970
Poerua, see Ianthe 1982
Pukaki 1970
Pupuke 1989
Rerewhakaaitu 1970
Rotoaira : Rotopounamu 1999
Rotoehu 1974
Rotoiti, North Island, 2nd ed. 1992


Rotoiti, South Island 1976
Rotokakahi (Green Lake) 1970
Rotokawau, see Ngahewa 1973
Rotoma 1967
Rotomahana 1982
Rotomanuka : Rotomanuka South :
 Manahia
1982
Rotongaio, see Atiamuri 1978
Rotopounamu, see Rotoaira 1973
Rotoroa, North Island, see Ngatu 1982
Rotoroa, South Island 1976
Rotorua sold out
Roundabout, see Emma 1985
Selfe : Evelyn : Ida : Little Ida :
 Catherine : Georgina
1985
Sheppard : Taylor 1982
Sumner : Katrine : Mason : Marion 1979
Taharoa, see Waikere 1971
Tarawera reprinted 1969
Taupo sold out
Taylor, see Sheppard 1982
Te Anau 1971
Tekapo 1973
Tikitapu (Blue Lake) 1967
Tutira : Waikapiro : Orakai 1978
Wahakari, see Waiparera 1976
Wahapo :
 Mapourika
1979
Wahi 1981
Waihola 1987
Waikapiro, see Tutira 1978
Waikare 1981
Waikareiti 1982
Waikaremoana 1977
Waikere : Taharoa : Kai-Iwi 1971
Waiparera : Wahakari 1976
Waipori 1987
Waiarapa 1978
Waitaki 1987
Wakatipu sold out
Wanaka 1976
Whangape 1981

 

See also Miscellaneous Series

Area Bathymetry
No. 52 Inferno Crater Lake 1981
No. 53 Frying Pan Lake 1981

Island bathymetry

List of Charts

Chart Name Published
Aitutaki 1966
Antipodes 1969
Atiu 1968
Auckland 1967
Bounty 1969
Buckle 1969
Campbell 1971
Chatham 1967
Ha'apai 1972
Macquarie 1970
Manihiki* : Rakahanga 1982
Mangaia 1968
Manuae 1968
Mauke 1969
Niue 1966
Norfolk 1981
Palmerston** 1987
Penrhyn 1982
Pukapuka : Nassau 1982
Rarotonga*** 1967
Sturge 1969
Suwarrow 1987

* See also Miscellaneous Series No. 4
** See also Miscellaneous Series No. 57
*** See also Miscellaneous Series No. 56

 

Miscellaneous charts

Other charts include a range of bathymetric charts of areas of special interest around New Zealand. These include many of the Sounds of Fiordland, New Zealand Island Territories, and the Marlborough Sounds. We also produce a range of sediment charts, such as Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Rangaunu Harbour, and Wellington South Coast. Some excellent charts of various scales are also available that show the entire New Zealand region. There are more than 70 charts in this miscellaneous series, so please contact us for details, specifying your area of interest.
$15–$20 (plus $5 for overseas orders).

List of charts

No. Chart Name Date
1 Currents in the southern New Zealand region 1960
2 New Zealand region winter sea surface temperatures 1956 1962
3 New Zealand region summer sea surface temperatures 1957 1962
4 Manihiki Atoll bathymetry 1962
5 Milford Sound Bathymetry, 2nd ed. 1985
6* Chatham Rise sediments 1963
7 Tsunami travel times to New Zealand 1964
8 Bounty Trough magnetic field – Total intensity and anomalies 1965
9 Coastal Series Charts : Index to Sheets 1964
10 Temperature and salinity distribution south of New Zealand 1966
11 Oceanic Series Charts : Index to Sheets 1965
12 North Island New Zealand bathymetry 1960
13 South Island New Zealand bathymetry 1960
14 Wellington Harbour sediments 1966
15 New Zealand region bathymetry, 2nd ed. See now No. 73 1980
16 New Zealand region sea water temperatures at the ocean floor 1969
17 Mid-shelf temperatures around New Zealand Winter 1969
18 Mid-shelf temperatures around New Zealand Summer 1969
19 Western Tasman Sea geomagnetic anomalies 1971
20 Tectonic map of the South-west Pacific 1970
21 Wanganella Bank bathymetry 1972
22 Queen Charlotte Sound bathymetry 1975
23 Caswell Sound bathymetry 1973
24 Nancy Sound bathymetry 1974
25 Wellington Harbour bathymetry 1976
26 Southwest Pacific Ocean : Surface salinity 1979
27 Southwest Pacific Ocean: Temperature at 200m 1979
28 Southwest Pacific Ocean : Salinity at 200m 1979
No. Chart Name Date
29 Southwest Pacific Ocean : Salinity at the core of Antarctic Intermediate Water 1979
30 Southwest Pacific Ocean : Depth of core of Antarctic Intermediate Water 1979
31 Southwest Pacific Ocean : Dynamic height anomaly of the sea surface relative to 1,000 decibars 1979
32 Southwest Pacific Ocean : Water temperature at the ocean floor 1979
33 Manganese deposits in the South Pacific Ocean Distribution 1974
34 Manganese deposits in the South Pacific Ocean Manganese content 1974
35 Manganese deposits in the South Pacific Ocean Iron content 1974
36 Manganese deposits in the South Pacific Ocean Copper content 1974
37 Manganese deposits in the South Pacific Ocean Nickel content 1974
38 Manganese deposits in the South Pacific Ocean Cobalt content 1974
39 Manganese sediments, submarine volcanism and submarine geothermal activity in the South Pacific Ocean 1974
40 Manganese deposits in the South Pacific Ocean Relation to sediment type 1974
41 New Zealand region zooplankton biomass 0-200m 1980
42 New Zealand region primary productivity Surface 1980
43 New Zealand region primary productivity Integrated 1980
44 New Zealand region surface chlorophyll a, 1980
45 M2 tidal currents in Cook Strait (phase of the moon/lunar tides) 1976
46 New Zealand region reactive phosphorus (October-April) surface 1980
47 Pauatahanui Inlet bathymetry 1978
48 Porirua Inlet bathymetry 1978
49 Porirua Harbour bathymetry 1978
50 Pauatahanui Inlet sediments 1978
51 New Zealand region physiography 1979
52 Inferno Crater Lake provisional bathymetry 1981
53 Frying Pan Lake provisional bathymetry 1981
54 Dagg Sound bathymetry 1980
55 Doubtful Sound bathymetry (4 sheets) 1981
56 Rarotonga near shore bathymetry 1981
57 Palmerston Atoll bathymetry 1984
58 Preservation Inlet bathymetry (2 sheets) 1982
59 George Sound bathymetry 1982
60 Central Chatham Rise bathymetry (2 sheets) 1984
61 Bligh Sound bathymetry 1985
62 McMurdo Sound bathymetry 1985
63 Rangaunu Harbour and Bay sediments 1986
64 Pelorus Sound bathymetry (2 sheets) 1987
65 Central Chatham Rise : Phosphorite distribution (2 sheets) 1986
66 Three Kings Shelf bathymetry 1988
67 New Zealand region sediments 1989
68 Bay of Plenty-southern Havre Trough Physiography 1990
69 Wellington south coast substrates 1993
70 Manukau and Waitemata Harbours sediments 1994
71 Southern Kermadec volcanoes 1995
72 North Hikurangi GeodyNZ Swath Maps : Depths, textures and geological interpretation 1996
73* New Zealand region bathymetry, 3rd ed. (see updated version, No. 85) 1997
74 Undersea New Zealand : New Zealand physiography 1997
75 South Hikurangi GeodyNZ Swath Maps : Depths, texture and geological interpretation 1998
76 New Zealand regional currents (Ocean Circulation) 1998
77 Central Hikurangi GeodyNZ Swath Maps : Depths, texture and geological interpretation 1999
78 Kaikoura Canyon : Depths, shelf texture and whale dives 1998
79 Sediment from New Zealand rivers 2003
80 Discovering the Ocean Floor: 130 years of charting progress in New Zealand 2004
81 New Zealand’s Undersea Volcanoes 2004
82 Chatham Rise bathymetry 2005
83 New Zealand’s Fisheries Management Areas 2005
85 New Zealand Region Bathymetry chart 2008

* Sold out

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