Stewart Island, New Zealand

This Landsat 7 ETM+ (bands 1,4,7) image shows Stewart Island (30 December 1999), located south of Invercargill, on the southern coast of New Zealand's South Island.

The island is the third largest in the New Zealand group. It is 64 kilometres long and 40 kilometres wide, at its widest point. The extensive coastline measures approximately 700 kilometres. The rugged terrain is covered in temperate rainforest, a great habitat for wildlife. The kiwi, New Zealand's national symbol, is found everywhere on the island. The only town is Oban, with a permanent population of 400.

Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite image. Stewart Island, New Zealand.

Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite image.
Stewart Island, New Zealand.
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Map of Stewart Island, New Zealand.

Map of Stewart Island, New Zealand.
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Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: July 17, 2012