About Our Maps

Every Tides Out Maps truely is a labour of love. Crafted completely by hand, our maps are created by stacking layers of painted wood a top one another to give a 3D aesthetic. A carefully selected blue gradient adds to the feeling that you can see straight through the oceans surface.

To achieve a high level of precision, each layer of our maps are cut using a laser. The layers are then individually painted and assembled, all by hand. This is done right here in Aotearoa - New Zealand (we recently achieved our NZ Made cert!) Learn more about how they're made, and the materials we use.

While being unique in artistic design, what we're most proud of is the fact that all of our maps are 100% geographically accurate. Whether you're looking at a deep ocean gully or an underwater reef, you can be sure it exists in real life.
Already bought a map and wanting to learn how to take care of it? Check out this guide.
Note - all of our maps are made to order. The lead time can vary, but please allow up to two week for us to build yours.