New Zealand Geography

New Zealand Geography

Travellers on a New Zealand tour would find diverse landscape features and this is contained within a relatively small land area. New Zealand's landmass is roughly the same as the UK or Japan, the only difference being its relatively small population of just over 4 million. Most of the population are concentrated in the urban areas and this makes the rural areas relatively sparsely populated.

The North Island and the New Zealand South Island are the two major islands and the climate varies from sub-tropical to continental. This makes New Zealand suitable for dairy, agriculture and horticulture industries. New Zealand's closest neighbour is Australia and the country's relative isolation from the rest of the world has ensured the survival of many rare plant and bird species such as the Kiwi bird. No wonder, New Zealand travel is one of the most lucrative option for most travelers.

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