New Zealand Geography
First-order administrative division - Wellington - a primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States.
Historical first-order administrative division - Woodville County - a former first-order administrative division.
Second-order administrative division - Whangarei - a subdivision of a first-order administrative division.
Third-order administrative division - Kaitaia - a subdivision of a second-order administrative division.
Administrative division - Whakatane - an administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level.
Independent political entity - New Zealand
Anchorage - West Anchorage - an area where vessels may anchor.
Bay - Wickliffe Bay - a coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.
Channel - Tory Channel - the deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows.
Marine channel - Old harbour entrance - that part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable.
Navigation channel - Mani Entrance - a buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels.
Canal - Mount Ida Water Race - an artificial watercourse.
Cove(s) - Te Onepoto - a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay.
Estuary - Heathcote and Avon Estuary - a funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences.
Waterfall(s) - Sutherland Falls - a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream.
Glacier(s) - Pembroke Glacier - a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses.
Gulf - Hauraki Gulf - a large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay.
Geyser - Waimangu - a type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam.
Harbor(s) - Pickersgill Harbour - a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships.
Inlet - Ruataniwha Inlet - a narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water.
Lagoon - Glennarchy - a shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature.
Lake - Whangape Lake - a large inland body of standing water.
Reef(s) - Black Reef - a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material.
Rapids - Upper Mohaka - a turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed.
Sound - Thompson Sound - a long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands, or connecting two larger bodies of water.
Spring(s) - Kuirau Hot - a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground.
Hot spring(s) - Waiwera Hot Pools - a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground.
Stream - White River - a body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land.
Strait - Little Passage - a relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water.
Watercourse - Waikato River - a natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water.
Amusement park - Butterfly Creek - Amusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location.
Area - Cathedral Square - a tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries.
Locality - Whatipu - a minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries.
Mining area - Goldmine Experience - an area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted.
Park - Tongariro National Park - an area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation.
Port - Napier Port - a place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor.
Reserve - Kite flying area - a tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use.
Nature reserve - Cave Stream Scenic Reserve - an area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat.
Reservation - Pakaraka Marae - a tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations.
Wildlife reserve - Miranda Bird Sanctuary - a tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife.
Region - Fiordland - an area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics.
Snowfield - Cardrona Alpine Resort - an area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier.
Tribal area - Te Horo Marae - a tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes.
Populated place - Tahorakui - a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work.
Seat of a first-order administrative division - Richmond - seat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA).
Seat of a second-order administrative division - Tauranga
Seat of a third-order administrative division - Kaitaia
Capital of a political entity - Wellington
Farm village - Gloriavale Christian Church - a populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities.
Seat of government of a political entity - Linton Military Camp
Historical populated place - Porirua Pa - a populated place that no longer exists.
Populated locality - Viaduct Harbour Auckland - an area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings.
Destroyed populated place - Porirua - a village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war.
Section of populated place - Woolston
Road - Te Tumutu - an open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles.
Railroad - Mackays Crossing - a permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances.
Street - The Strand Rusell - a paved urban thoroughfare.
Trail - Frankton Walkway - a path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles.
Airfield - Tokoroa Airfield - a place on land where aircraft land and take off, no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo.
Heliport - Fox Glacier Heliport - a place where helicopters land and take off.
Airport - Nelson Airport - a place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo.
Abandoned airfield - Wigram Aerodrome
Ancient site - Wairoa - a place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located.
Athletic field - Hampton Downs - a tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events.
Beacon - Rangitoto Beacon - a fixed artificial navigation mark.
Bridge - Sinks Bridge - a structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across.
Building(s) - Borland Lodge - a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc..
Office building - Hokianga Artist Recording Project Charitable Trust - commercial building where business and/or services are conducted.
Cave(s) - Waiomio Caves - an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff.
Church - ChristChurch Cathedral - a building for public Christian worship.
Camp(s) - Kaupokonui Beach Camp - a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use.
Cemetery - Captain Stirling Grave - a burial place or ground.
Castle - Larnach Castle - a large fortified building or set of buildings.
Community center - Mangere Town Centre - a facility for community recreation and other activities.
Dam - Waitakere Dam - a barrier constructed across a stream to impound water.
Dry dock - Calliope Dock - a dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed.
Facility - Government House - a building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc..
Farm - Worlingham - a tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture.
Farmstead - Urrall - the buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm.
Ferry - Rawene Ferry Terminal - a boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody.
Garden(s) - Christchurch Botanic Gardens - an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life.
Guest house - AMBER HOUSE at the centre - a house used to provide lodging for paying guests.
Homestead - Hannahs - a residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand.
House(s) - Aucklland City Oaks - a building used as a human habitation.
Hospital - Nelson Public Hospital - a building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated.
Historical site - Wohlers Monument - a place of historical importance.
Hotel - Lake Ohau Lodge - a building providing lodging and/or meals for the public.
Hut - Deas Cove Hut - a small primitive house.
Jetty - Akora Jetty - a structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting.
Landing - Boultbee Island Landing - a place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities.
Library - Akaroa Library - A place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending..
Lighthouse - Boulder Bank Lighthouse - a distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light.
Mall - Dressmart Outlet Shopping Centre - A large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways..
Marina - Westhaven Boat Harbor - a harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc..
Market - Riccarton Market - a place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals.
Windmill - Brooklyn wind turbine - a mill or water pump powered by wind.
Mine(s) - Phoenix Battery - a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages.
Monument - William Hobson Memorial - a commemorative structure or statue.
Museum - Auckland Art Gallery - a building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited.
Pier - Coronation Pier - a structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation.
Post office - Taiaroa - a public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed.
Park gate - Waimango Volcanic Valley Geothermal - a controlled access to a park.
Prison - Arohata Borstal Institution - a facility for confining prisoners.
Power station - HVDC Inter Island Benmore Static Inverter Plant - a facility for generating electric power.
Hydroelectric power station - Clyde Hydroelectric - a building where electricity is generated from water power.
Quay - McGlashen Quay - a structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities.
Golf course - Mangawhai Golf Course - a recreation field where golf is played.
Racetrack - Balfour Racecourse - a track where races are held.
Restaurant - The Pheasant Plucker in the Bush Tavern - A place where meals are served to the public.
Resort - Tophouse - a specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities.
Railroad station - Ball Road - a facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight.
Ruin(s) - Hot Springs Damaged - a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional.
School - Telford Farm Training Institute - building(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place.
College - Rangitoto College - the grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning.
Stadium - Mount Smart Stadium - a structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators.
Experiment station - Station Mu69 123 RV Munida - a facility for carrying out experiments.
Meteorological station - Raoul Island Station - a station at which weather elements are recorded.
Tower - HVDC Inter Island Electrode Line Branch Tower - a high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter.
Triangulation station - Taikorea - a point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation.
University - Massey University - An institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees..
Wharf(-ves) - Main Wharf - a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities.
Wreck - Othello - the site of the remains of a wrecked vessel.
Zoo - Auckland Zoo - a zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition.
Beach - Transit Beach - a shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves.
Beaches - North Beach - a shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves.
Boulder field - Moeraki Boulders Kaihinaki - a high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks.
Cape - Cape Wanbrow - a land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction.
Cliff(s) - Akaroa Cliffs - a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area.
Crater(s) - Green Lake Crater - a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action.
Depression(s) - Bolton Hole - a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage.
Gap - Maioro Gap - a low place in a ridge, not used for transportation.
Gorge(s) - Long Gully - a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley.
Headland - Wakato Heads - a high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast.
Hill - The Woolsack - a rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m.
Hills - Port - rounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m.
Island - White Island - a tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water.
Islet - Rosemary Rock - small island, bigger than rock, smaller than island..
Islands - Manawatāwhi Three Kings Islands - tracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water.
Moraine - Rock glacier - a mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial till.
Mountain - Askew Hill - an elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more.
Mountains - Puke Range - a mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges.
Pass - Wilson Pass - a break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap].
Peninsula - Otago Peninsula - an elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water.
Peak - Young Peak - a pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature.
Peaks - Llawrenny Peaks - pointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features.
Plain(s) - Heretaunga Plains - an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area.
Point - Woody Head - a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape.
Ridge(s) - Short Spur - a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest.
Rock - Fife Rock - a conspicuous, isolated rocky mass.
Rocks - The Noises - conspicuous, isolated rocky masses.
Spur(s) - Jumped Up - a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation.
Valley - Grey Valley - an elongated depression usually traversed by a stream.
Volcano - Mount Tarawera - a conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top.
Bank - Columbia Bank - an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation.
Shoal - Patea Banks - a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material.
Seamounts - Sunken Islands - elevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit.
Forest(s) - Waiuku Forest - an area dominated by tree vegetation.
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