New Zealand with the capital Wellington and a population of 4,035,461 as of 2005 is located in Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand has a mild and temperate maritime climate (Köppen: Cfb) with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10 °C (50 °F) in the south to 16 °C (61 °F) in the north.
New Zealand is a paradise for nature lovers and its mountains, lakes and glaciers offers many fantastic places to visit and discover. Please see this page from Wikitravel for more details and travel info. And this page here at Cool2visit.com titled New Zealand and its top ten places to visit for so many stunning and beautiful spots from jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones with many unique wonders that nature reveals only here.
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