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Locations in New Zealand with a Scottish name facts for kids

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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

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

South Island

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

Stewart Island (Rakiura)

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

Auckland Islands

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