A mountain range of South Island, New Zealand, paralleling the western coast and rising to 3,754 m (12,316 ft).
Mountain range on South Island, New Zealand: highest peak, Mt. Cook.
Southern-alps Sentence Examples
It consists in the main of an Archean block or " coign,"which still occupies nearly the whole of the western half of the continent, outcrops in north-eastern Queensland, forms the foundation of southern New South Wales and eastern Victoria, and is exposed in western Victoria, in Tasmania, and in the western flank of the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
There the Southern Alps rise range upon range, filling the whole centre, almost or quite touching the western shore, and stretching from end to end of the island.
On the north-east a double range, the Kaikouras, scarcely fall short of the Southern Alps in height and beauty.
The oldest rocks are Archean, represented by the band of gneisses and schists exposed along the western foot of the Southern Alps.