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New Zealand is a country full of grand scenery, nice landscapes, great culture, and a variety of wildlife. The wonderful wallpapers found here are an illustration showing the beauty of New Zealand.
New Zealand is a country of islands, as it comprises of its two major landmasses, which are northern island and southern island. Te Ika a Maui and Te Wai Pounamu are the names of these two islands in Maori. New Zealand is very rich in bio-diversity; therefore we can find different types of animal species here. It also consists of some major animals and bird species which are in the endangered species list. However, the government of New Zealand is very serious to protect these endangered species of the country. Tourists often visit this country to enjoy the greenery and bio-diversity. The people who love nature and peaceful environment may find this country as the best place to spend their vacation. New Zealand is the world's most safe and secure country.
New Zealand lies in the southern Pacific Ocean, 1600 km east of Australia. It is made up of the North and South Islands and a number of smaller islands, with a total area of 268 000 sq km. Mountain ranges and hill country dominate NZ's landscape; one of the most striking physical features is the Southern Alps. These, along with fiords glaciers and lakes and the coastal plains of Canterbury and Southland add to the variety of the South Island scenery. In the North Island the volcanic interior contains NZ's largest lake, Lake Taupo, and most of the country's active volcanoes - Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro - Ruapehu erupted as recently as 1995 and 1996. Hot springs, geysers, mud pools also form part of the volcanic system centred around Rotorua.
Geography and Climate
New Zealand is located in the southern Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,600 kilometres (995 miles) south-east of Australia. New Zealand is comprised of two main islands (the North and South Islands) and several smaller islands of which the combined total land area is 270,534 sq. kms (104,454 sq. mls - approximately 36 times less than the US). It is similar in size to Colorado and somewhere in between the size of Japan and the United Kingdom.
New Zealand's geography includes spectacular landscapes incorporating the vast mountain chain of the Southern Alps (larger than the French, Austrian and Swiss Alps combined), the volcano region of the North Island, fiords, glaciers, lakes, rainforests and extensive grassy plains.
Leisure & Tourism
New Zealanders are heavily involved in outdoors activities. Our national image and the lifestyles of the population have been largely shaped by our involvement in a wide variety of sports and leisure activities. It is often said that sports and leisure are the predominant focus of the New Zealand cultural identity, for example, New Zealand's involvement in international rugby.
New Zealand is a popular holiday destination for visitors from Australia, North America, the United Kingdom and Japan.
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