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New Zealand consists of two main islands, which are the peaks of the submerged continent of Zealandia, which likes under the south Pacific Ocean east of Australia.
New Zealand is the emerged parts of a large continental landmass, now undersea, called Zealandia. This is roughly the size and shape of the Indian sub-continent.

Zealandia, has been much changed in shape and position by tectonic forces still quite active. It was formed between a granite landmass (probably Queensland, and an arc of island volcanics, but has never been part of Australia.

A couple of Australian islands, Macquarie and Norfolk Island lie on the Zealandia basement, as does New Caledonia. The Tasman Sea's mid-ocean ridge between New Zealand and Australia formed some 60 - 85 million years ago.

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What continent is New Zealand situated?

The three main islands of New Zealand lie on a submerged continent nowadays called Zealandia. This is about the size of India.


Is New Zealand a island of Australia?

No, it is not even on the same continent. New Zealand and Australia are both independent self-governing countries, and members of the Commonwealth of Nations. New Zealand's islands lie on a submerged continent called Zealandia, about the size and shape of the Indian sub-continent.


What continent is Wellington in?

Well wellington is in new zealand and new zealand's not a continent or part of a continent


To which continent does New Zealand belong to?

New Zealand belongs to the Oceania continent.


Continent south of New Zealand?

The continent south of New Zealand is Antarctica


What continent is closest to New Zealand?

Australia is the continent closest to New Zealand.


State what hemisphere and continent is New Zealand is in?

New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere. It is not actually part of any continent, but it is in the region (not continent) of New Zealand.


Is New Zealand included in a continent?

New Zealand is part of the continent called Australia.


What continent is New Zealand near?

The islands of New Zealand are about 2500km from the continent of Australia.


What continent is New Zealand in?

Wellington lies in New Zealand, an independent country in the South Pacific. It does lie on a continent called Zealandia, about the size of India. But most of Zealandia is submerged, so New Zealand appears as three larger islands, and a few hundred smaller ones.


What continent is south of New Zealand?

Antarctica (At the SOUTH Pole) is the continent south of New Zealand.


What continent is Wellington New Zealand in?

Wellington lies in New Zealand, an independent country in the South Pacific. It does lie on a continent called Zealandia, about the size of India. But most of Zealandia is submerged, so New Zealand appears as three larger islands, and a few hundred smaller ones.


Is Australia the continent of New Zealand?

No. Australia is the continent of Australia, and no other country. New Zealand is not part of the Australian continent.


Continent east of New Zealand?

The continent east of New Zealand is South America


Which largest country is the closest to New Zealand?

Australia is the largest country which is closest to New Zealand. New Zealand lies between the continent of Antarctica and the continent - country (country - continent) of Australia.


What continent is west of New Zealand?

Australia is the continent west of New Zealand. yeah but the idol is amarica and canada


What continent is located between New Zealand an Indonesia?

Australia is a continent located in between New Zealand and Indonesia


New Zealand is a country in which continent?

New Zealand is not a part of any continent. It lies closest to the continent of Australia, and is part of the region of Oceania.


What is the name of the continent that contains Australia and New Zealand?

New Zealand is not in a continent: it is an island country. Australia is a nation and a continent, but the continent of Australia does not incorporate New Zealand. New Zealand is part of the mostly submerged continent Zealandia, which is not commonly recognised as one of the continents of the world, precisely because it is submerged. The continent of Australia is a recognised continent. The region including Australia and New Zealand is sometimes referred to as "Oceania", but Oceania is geographically and politically not a continent.


What continent is nnew zealand in?

New Zealand is part of Oceania (or Australia New Zealand & Oceania)


Is New Zealand a part of the Australian continent?

No New Zealand is not part of the Australian continent. New Zealand is geographically and physically distant from Australia and is not on a continent. In geographic terms it is an isolated nation and island group.


What conteneant is New Zealand?

New Zealand is a group of islands lying on the submerged continent of Zealandia. This submerged continent is about the size of the Indian sub-continent.


What was the name of the continent New Zealand came from?

New Zealand did not come from a continent. It grew out of the ocean where it is as a result of volcanic activity.


What ocean does New Zealand lie on?

New Zealand is in the south west of the Pacific Ocean.


Which continent is new zealand found in?

Zealandia continent. It is a mostly submerged continent.