Soil orders

New Zealand has 15 soil orders — these are defined by Hewitt (2010) with their descriptions and features.

If you are unfamiliar with New Zealand soil orders, Hewitt (2013) provides an easy-to-read introduction.

NZSC Soil Orders:

Country-wide NZSC information

SoilsMapViewer (FSL)

These maps show NZSC classification as derived from the dominant soils depicted on the 1:50,000 scale New Zealand Fundamental Soil Layers (FSL).

Additional layers feature 16 soil chemical attributes, physical characteristics and soil drainage parameters.