New Zealand is a country which is located approximately 3 hours away from Sydney, Australia via airplane. The country is made up of several islands. The two main islands are called the North Island and the South Island. New Zealand is popular with tourists because of its beautiful landscapes and friendly people. Many tourists also visit New Zealand as it is featured in numerous Hollywood movies. Visitors to the country will learn about its cultural make-up, the Maori people and British traditions which are still popular in the region. Those who have time can also visit Rotorua. The geothermal activity in this city has resulted in breathtaking colored pools of water.