Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointMauna Kea (13,796 ft/4205 m)
CountriesUnited States (69%), French Polynesia (12%), Samoa (12%), Kiribati (2%), Tonga (2%), Niue (1%), American Samoa (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area9,337 sq mi / 24,182 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent3,443 mi / 5,541 km North-South
4,274 mi / 6,878 km East-West
Center Lat/Long19° 35' N; 155° 26' W
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Map of Polynesia
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.

Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Polynesia.
Australia-OceaniaLevel 1 (Parent)
         New GuineaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Lesser Australian RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Great Dividing RangeLevel 2 (Sibling)
         New ZealandLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MicronesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MelanesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         PolynesiaLevel 2
                 HawaiiLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central PolynesiaLevel 3 (Child)
                 SamoaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Southern PolynesiaLevel 3 (Child)

Major Peaks of the Polynesia

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange3
1.Mauna Kea13,7964205Hawaii
2.Puu Kea13,7804200Hawaii
3.Mauna Loa13,6794169Hawaii
4.Puu Poliahu13,6314155Hawaii
5.Puu Pohaku13,1864019Hawaii
6.Puu Mahoe13,1544009Hawaii
7.Puu Lilinoe12,9873958Hawaii
8.Puu Poepoe12,6793865Hawaii
9.Puu Ala12,6103844Hawaii
10.Pohaku Hanalei12,4233787Hawaii
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange3
1.Mauna Kea13,7964205Hawaii
2.Mont Orohena73522241Southern Polynesia
3.Mauga Silisili60961858Samoa
4.Mont Tekao40161224Central Polynesia

Photos of Peaks in the Polynesia

Mauna Kea

The summit area of Mauna Kea is a rocky moonscape of talus and scree, ascended by a road to service the numerous telescopes near the summit (1993-12-04).
Mauna Loa
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A very long hike through tormented lava landscape and several false summits to earn one spectacular view! (2015-03-23). Photo by Karen Musser.
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From the summit of Red Hill, the vast crater of Haleakala sprawls out below to the east (1998-11-17).
Puu Kukui
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Walking the boardwalk toward Pu'u Kukui, Maui (2010-12-01). Photo by Ken Jones.
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View from of the crater Jaggar museum overlook (near Kilauea summit) at night (2014-05-12). Photo by Jason Curtis.
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The highest point on Oahu rises above sugarcane fields from the North Shore (1993-12-09).
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The island of Lanai and Lanaihale, its highest mountain, are practically the same thing (2010-12-04). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Lanipo Summit
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Around Lanipo Summit. You follow the ridge all the way - not much of a trail.. (2014-11-11). Photo by Tobias Flach.
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Kainawa'auni Peak
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Around Lanipo Summit. You follow the ridge all the way - not much of a trail.. (2014-11-11). Photo by Tobias Flach.
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Mount Olympus
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I'm coming down from the last bit of climbing up Mt. Olympus, the fixed rope climb behind the camera (2014-08-27). Photo by John E Sarna.
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