Author : Lean 1 week ago 11
The Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana is a mountain range extending along much of the length of New Zealand'222s South Island, reaching its greatest elevations near the range'222s western side. The name "Southern Alps" generally refers to the entire range, although separate names are given to many of the smaller ranges that form part of it. The range includes the South Island'222s Main Divide, which separates the water catchments of the more heavily populated eastern side of the island from those on the west coast. Politically, the Main Divide forms the boundary between the Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago regions to the southeast and the Tasman and West Coast regions to the northwest.