The New Zealand Chart Catalogue includes an index to charts by region, a numerical chart list, and a record of chart corrections published in Notices to Mariners.
If you know the name or number of the chart you want, use the “Choose Chart” drop down menu or the search function. If you don’t know the name or number of the chart, “Choose Region” drop-down menu and select the region in which you think your chart would appear.
Paper charts are available for individual download from the catalogue as jpg and high resolution tiff images free of charge. You can also find georeferenced chart images (geotiffs) on the LINZ Data Service.
The TIFF images provided do not replace the New Zealand official nautical charts corrected for Notices to Mariners and are not designed to meet the requirements of marine navigation. In the interests of good seamanship and safety of navigation, all craft navigating in New Zealand waters should purchase official New Zealand nautical charts for their intended voyage from a chart retailer.
The New Zealand Chart Catalogue, NZ 202 15th Edition (pdf 1386KB) is available for downloading in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The file is corrected with the most recent Notices to Mariners. To download the file, click the link with the right mouse button and select “Save target as…”.
The majority of New Zealand charts now show depths and heights in metres. Mariners should ensure that the charts and publications onboard their vessels are adequate for the voyage and are up to date according to this catalogue and Notices to Mariner.