New Zealand Geography
New Zealand Geography is like something from a fairy tale. Born of volcanic activity thousands of years ago, New Zealand still has active geothermal regions. Both main islands have mountainous regions that give way to coastal plains. You are never more than 50 miles from the ocean anywhere in New Zealand.
Aotearoa as the Maoris call New Zealand is the "youngest country on earth", this but one of the many interesting New Zealand Facts.
The far north is sub-tropical and more sparsely peopled. Moving south through the North Island brings you to the more temperate and more populated towns and cities.
The South Island has a crisper climate, fewer people and is home to millions of acres or hectares of spectacular fjords, mountains, lakes and open plains.
The rich volcanic soil makes all of New Zealand an agricultural wonderland.
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