Tectonic setting of New Zealand
New Zealand sits astride a tectonic plate boundary. The Pacific plate subducts under the Australian plate east of the North Island. South of the south Island it is the other way around and in between the plates wrench past one another.
Alpine Fault virtual field trip
Take a virtual field trip along the Alpine Fault zone. Find out what the fault looks like at different localities and what indications we have of previous Alpine Fault activity.
Download Alpine Fault maps and data
Various research datasets are available including Alpine fault traces mapped by Geology staff and students at Otago.