Google has launched a major refresh of Street View, giving Kiwis access to post-earthquake Christchurch among other cities.
The new panoramic imagery includes major cities, such as Auckland and Wellington, along visuals of nearly every public road across the country.
"Today we’re making our Street View coverage in New Zealand more up-to-date, by publishing new imagery of the North and South Islands," says Nabil Naghdy, Product Manager of Google Maps, New Zealand.
"Whether you’re planning a trip for the weekend or trying to entice overseas guests to visit New Zealand, you can now discover and share the most northern point, the tranquil Mission Bay, the mighty Mount Ruapehu or even drop by some vineyards around Blenheim."
Naghdy says the updated imagery will also help you navigate more easily through urban areas like Auckland and Christchurch, reflecting recent changes in both cities.
So, whether you’re choosing between different restaurants for dinner or deciding which hotel to stay in for a business trip, it’s now easier to find what you need to find and get to where you need to go.
"Over the last month, we’ve been working on some other mapping projects as part of our ongoing efforts to provide Kiwis with the most accurate, comprehensive and easy-to-use maps.
"In August, we started our journey through two of New Zealand’s magnificent Great Walks using Trekker and just last weekend we worked alongside the citizens of Christchurch to make thousands of edits to local business information in the city’s CBD."