Pepin Island

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The western end of Pepin Island

Pepin Island is a privately owned island in New Zealand connected by a causeway to the settlement of Cable Bay north-east of Nelson. Since 1996, the island has been owned by the German businesswoman Dr Viola von Hohenzollern.[1]

Pepin Island is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long, and up to 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) wide. It measures about 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi) in area. The highest point is Stuart Hill, which rises to 399 metres (1,309 ft).

The island was named by the French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville after his wife, Adèle Pépin.[2]

Coordinates: 41°9′5″S 173°25′32″E / 41.15139°S 173.42556°E / -41.15139; 173.42556


  1. ^ "Island farm's renaissance". Nelson Mail. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Margaret J. A. "Dumont d'Urville, Jules Sébastien César". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 31 May 2012.