New Zealand lies in the southwest Pacific. It consists of two main islands, North and South Island, and many small islands.
New Zealand relies heavily on international trade particularly in agricultural products which account for around a quarter of exports.
Mountain ranges run down the spine of the North Island. There are many active volcanic areas in the central area of the North Island.
The thermal activity in Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s top tourist attractions. The majestic mountains of the Southern Alps are the backbone of the South Island.