Image: Marine species around the Kermadecs, by Neil Brown and Gaye Eden, 2009. 

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to the Kermadec Islands. Includes biodiversity, discoveries, history, submarine volcanoes, artists and environment groups. SCIS 1555444

Digital New Zealand

Digital New Zealand has hundreds of newspaper articles, images maps and one set relating to the Kermadec region.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

The Kermadec Region

This website has a huge amount of information on the region including, history, flora, fauna, environment and science, islands and ocean. It includes images, film footage and maps.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

The Kermadec Expedition

In May 2011 a group of scientists visited the Kermadec region on a biodiversity expedition. Their goals included documenting the marine biodiversity of the Kermadec Islands and discovering new marine species. The website includes image galleries, news and a comprehensive daily blog including video diaries and their discoveries.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary,

The Kermadec Nine

In May 2011, a group of artists from the South Pacific region travelled on HMNZS Otago to the sea and islands of the Kermadecs. This site explores that journey and the inspirational artworks they created after. The work created included film, sound, painting, tapa cloth, sculpture, poetry, sketches, maps and much more.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term ‘kermadec islands’.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Pew environment group

The Pew environment group is the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Their aim is to save the natural environment and protect the rich array of life it supports. The website provides information on the Kermadecs with a focus on protecting the region and its biodiversity now and for future generations.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Department of Conservation

This Department of Conservation (DOC) site has information about the protection of Kermadec regions, facts, maps of the area, how you can get involved in conservation work and much more.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Te Ara Encyclopedia

This page has information about The Kermadec Ridge, submarine volcanoes and historical eruptions in the region. It also includes images and video.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


The database, Science in Context, provides information on the Kermadec Islands. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


Kermadec Islands: Pristine, abundant, unique. 1:24

Return to the Kermadecs: video highlights, Auckland War memorial museum

Sharks and surprising facts underscore need to protect the Kermadecs, Pew Charitable Trust, 44 secs