Southern Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Cook (3724 m/12,218 ft)
CountriesNew Zealand
Area36,705 sq km / 14,172 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent312 km / 194 mi North-South
423 km / 263 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long43° 41' S; 170° 17' E
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Map of Southern Alps
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New ZealandLevel 2 (Parent)
         New Zealand North IslandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Lesser South Island RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern AlpsLevel 3
         Minor Australia-New Zealand Outlying IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Southern Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pre-landslide Mount Cook376412,349 
2.Mount Cook372412,218 
3.Mount Tasman349711,473 
4.Mount Dampier344011,286 
5.Mount Vancouver330910,856 
7.Malte Brun319910,495 
8.Mount Hicks319810,492 
9.Lendenfeld Peak319410,479 
10.Mount Graham318410,446 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Southern Alps

Mount Cook

Mount Cook's summit is barely visible amid a swirl of clouds in this view from Mount Ollivier, above Mount Cook town (1993-11-16).
Mount Sefton

This photo shows why the Southern Alps of New Zealand are one of the premier mountaineering areas of the world. The supreme icy majesty of Mount Sefton (1993-11-16).
Mount Ollivier

Mount Ollivier was the first peak ever climbed by Edmund Hillary, and remains a popular scramble from the nearby Mount Cook Village area (1993-11-16).
Avalanche Peak
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Summit Selfie (2016-02-23).
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Sebastopol Peak
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Summit of Sebastopol (2016-02-21).
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