New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, south east of Australia. The country comprises of two main islands, North Island and South Island. The most significant of the smaller inhabited islands of New Zealand is the Stewart Island.
Much of New Zealand is mountainous. The Southern Alps dominate South Island and North Island is hilly with coastal plains and volcanic mountains.
Highest point is Mount Cook at 3754 meters above sea level.
There are 18 peaks of more than 3000 metres in the South Island.
The North Island is less mountainous than the South, but is marked by volcanism. The tallest North Island mountain, Mount Ruapehu (2797 m), is an active cone volcano.
Wellington is both the capital city and a major port.
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