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Mount Hector
Mt Hector, Southern Crossing, Tararuas, New Zealand (12).JPG
Mt Hector in the winter
Highest point
Elevation 1,529 m (5,016 ft)
Geography
Location North Island, New Zealand
Parent range Tararua Range

Mount Hector is one of the highest peaks in the Tararua Range, situated in the lower North Island of New Zealand. It has a height of 1,529 metres (5,016 ft).

The peak is named after James Hector a leading scientist in New Zealand during the 19th century.

Mt Hector is the site of a memorial cross commemorating trampers killed in the Second World War.

Coordinates: 40°57′S 175°17′E / 40.950°S 175.283°E / -40.950; 175.283

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