Maritime Boundary Downloads

Download New Zealand’s maritime boundaries

There are several types of maritime boundary that apply to New Zealand and its off shore islands and territories. These boundaries define the area where New Zealand has sovereign rights and obligations under maritime law. Find out more about these definitions below.

You can download data on these boundaries below.

Definitions of these boundaries are also available on our website .

Acknowledgement notes

Where maritime boundaries or outer limits are downloaded, reproduced, derived or copied from LINZ material, the following acknowledgement note should be shown on any product or associated media:

"Sourced from Land Information New Zealand data. Crown Copyright Reserved."

NZ territorial sea limits by island group

Click on a region to get details

Sea limits map. Raoul Island. Macauley Island. Curtis-Cheesman Islands. Esperance Rock. Three Kings. New Zealand including North, South, Solander, Stewart, White and Volkner Islands. Chatham Islands. Snares Islands. Bounty Islands. Antipodes Island. Auckland Islands. Campbell Island.

Downloadable files

All shape files are in terms of the WGS 84 datum. Shape file help notes (attachment below)

AreaComments
New Zealand Territorial Seas

Includes all islands within 12 miles of the coast of the North Island, includes North, South, Solander, Stewart, White and Volkner Islands but excludes Three Kings Islands.

Download New Zealand Territorial Seas shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for New Zealand
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for New Zealand

Download New Zealand Territorial Seas raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for New Zealand
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for New Zealand
New Zealand Contiguous Zone

Download New Zealand Contiguous Zone shape files which include:

  • 24 Mile CZ Outer Limits
  • 24 Mile CZ Basepoints
New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone

Download New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone shape files which include:

  • 200 Mile EEZ Outer Limits
Australia/NZ Negotiated Boundaries

Download Australia/NZ Negotiated Boundaries shape files which include:

  • NZ/Norfolk Island negotiated boundary
  • NZ/Macquarie Island negotiated boundary
Chatham Island

Download Chatham Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Chatham Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Chatham Island

Download Chatham Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Chatham Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Chatham Island
Auckland Island

Download Auckland Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Auckland Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Auckland Island

Download Auckland Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Auckland Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Auckland Island
Antipodes Island

Download Antipodes Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Antipodes Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Antipodes Island

Download Antipodes Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Antipodes Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Antipodes Island
Bounty Island

Download Bounty Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Bounty Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Bounty Island

Download Bounty Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Bounty Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Bounty Island
Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku

Download Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku

Download Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku
Three Kings Island

Download Three Kings Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Three Kings Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Three Kings Island

Download Three Kings Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Three Kings Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Three Kings Island
Raoul Island

Download Raoul Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Raoul Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Raoul Island

Download Raoul Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Raoul Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Raoul Island
Macauley Island

Download Macauley Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Macauley Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Macauley Island

Download Macauley Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Macauley Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Macauley Island
Curtis-Cheesman Island

Download Curtis-Cheesman Island shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Curtis-Cheesman Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Curtis-Cheesman Island

Download Curtis-Cheesman Island raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Curtis-Cheesman Island
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Curtis-Cheesman Island
Esperance Rock

Download Esperance Rock shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Esperance Rock
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Esperance Rock

Download Esperance Rock raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Esperance Rock
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Esperance Rock
Snares Islands / Tini Heke

Download Snares Islands / Tini Heke shape files which include:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Snares Islands / Tini Heke
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Snares Islands / Tini Heke

Download Snares Islands / Tini Heke raw data which includes:

  • 12 Mile Limit basepoints for Snares Islands / Tini Heke
  • 12 Mile Territorial Sea Outer Limit for Snares Islands / Tini Heke

 

Last Updated: 2 February 2018