Many songs have been sung about places in New Zealand.
The RNZ Music team has collected them together and located them on this map for you to explore, and to soundtrack your journeys across this land.
We're honoured that the authors of a new atlas of Aotearoa called We Are Here, which visualises all sorts of interesting information about New Zealand, chose to include a version of the NZ Song Map in their book!
Explore the original map here, and hear the songs that speak of New Zealand with our matching Spotify playlist.
- On the map: click on a star to find out about the song, then click on the picture to listen.
- You can also listen to many of these songs on our Spotify Playlist:
This Aotearoa Song Map is an ongoing RNZ Music project which lots of people have contributed to (thanks!).
Please let us know about other songs with lyrics that mention places in New Zealand and we may add them.
Each song needs to have a video or another way of listening to it online so we can share the sounds with everyone.