Southern Alps

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Southern Alps
Southern Alps from Mt Hutt, NZ2.jpg
Highest point
PeakAoraki / Mount Cook
Elevation3,754 metres (12,316 ft)
Geography
CountryNew Zealand[1]
States/ProvincesCanterbury and West Coast

The Southern Alps is a mountain range in New Zealand. The mountain range runs along the entire length of the South Island.

The tallest peak of the Southern Alps is Aoraki / Mount Cook which stands at 3,754 metres (12,316 ft).[2] The mountain range was named on March 23, 1770 by Captain James Cook. He described the Southern Alps as being very high.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. NewZealand.com. "Southern Alps". Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  2. "Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
  3. Reed, A.W. Place names of New Zealand. p. 384.

Coordinates: 43°30′S 170°30′E / 43.500°S 170.500°E / -43.500; 170.500