Locations in New Zealand with a Scottish name

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This is a list of placenames in Scotland which have subsequently been applied to parts of New Zealand by Scottish emigrants or explorers.

The South Island also contains the Strath-Taieri and the Ben Ohau Range of mountains, both combining Scots Gaelic and Māori origins, as does Glentaki, in the lower valley of the Waitaki River. Invercargill has the appearance of a Scottish name, since it combines the Scottish prefix "Inver" (Inbhir), meaning a river's mouth, with "Cargill", the name of Scottish early settler William Cargill. (Invercargill's main streets are named after Scottish rivers, e.g.;, Dee, Tay, Spey, Esk, Don, Doon, Clyde, ). Inchbonnie is a hybrid of Lowland Scots and Scottish Gaelic

North Island[edit]

Rothesay Bay Beach with Rangitoto Island in the distance in the Hauraki Gulf.
Panorama of Wellington including the Kelburn cable car.

South Island[edit]

Cnr of Esk and Dee Streets, looking up Esk st, one of the main shopping streets of Invercargill.
Looking at Lake Wakatipu from Glenorchy
View of the Clutha River towards Roxburgh Bridge.
Upper reaches of the Water of Leith, Woodhaugh, Dunedin
Sutherland Falls

Stewart Island (Rakiura)[edit]

Satellite image of Stewart Island/Rakiura
Temperate rainforest on Ulva Island
Overlooking Oban and Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island

Auckland Islands[edit]

See also[edit]

180° view of Dunedin, New Zealand shot from the hills on the west. Mount Cargill is at the extreme left of picture, and the Otago Peninsula is beyond the harbour to the centre.

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