Map reveals New Zealand's hardest-to-reach places

Andrew Douglas-Clifford/The Map Kiwi Far From Any Road
The brighter the colour, the further from asphalt an area is. Photo credit: Andrew Douglas-Clifford/The Map Kiwi

A Kiwi cartographer has created a fascinating map of where you can't drive in New Zealand.

Andrew Douglas-Clifford's Far From Any Road shows what parts of Aotearoa are more than a kilometre from any road.

The brighter the colour, the further from asphalt they are.

Andrew Douglas-Clifford's Far From Any Road.
Andrew Douglas-Clifford's Far From Any Road. Photo credit: Andrew Douglas-Clifford/The Map Kiwi

The pole of inaccessibility - the furthest point from any road - is north of Queenstown, in Mt Aspiring National Park.

Much of the South Island is bright yellow, while the North Island is mostly as black as the roads that cover it.

Mr Douglas-Clifford used data from OpenStreetMap, LINZ and NIWA to put it together.

More of his work can be found on his Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as his website, The Map Kiwi.

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