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All about New Zealand: Interesting Facts

June 16, 2015

New Zealand is an outstanding country. Encompassing a collection of eye-popping landscapes and jaw-dropping tourist sites, no wonder it has been given such a reputable name.

This country boasts a beautiful scenery, a unique culture, and a tourist-friendly atmosphere. It opens it arms to all who want to come explore the land.

Here are 20 cool things I bet you didn’t know about this unbelievable place:


  1. The nickname for a New Zealander is a Kiwi                                                                              Kiwi.NewZealand.Evolve.NewZealander.Nickname.png
  2. The population of New Zealand is a little over 4.5 million — that is LESS than Toronto’s GTA which is rising upwards from 6 million as we speak! Toronto.GTA.Evolve.EvolveTours.NewZealand.Population.Comparison.Size.Travel.Toursim.png
  3. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the name of a hill in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.NewZealand.LongestPlaceName.Travel.Tourism.Evolve.EvolveTours.NZ.Australasia.Educational.Hill.TravelProvider.png
  4. New Zealand is a colony of the British Empire                                                                                                                                                British Empire.NewZealand.Facts.Travel.Tourism.Educational.png
  5. Expecting to come across some scary creepy crawlers during your adventures down South? Well don’t worry too much, there are absolutely NO land snakes in New Zealand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NoSnakes.NewZealand.Facts.Snakes.Travel.Tourism.Educational.png
  6. New Zealand was the first country in the world to award women with voting rights                                                                                                                              Women.Voting.VotingRights.Right To Vote.New Zealand.png                                                                                                                          
  7. A Kiwi is not a fruit in New Zealand, it is actually a bird!                                                                                                                                                    Kiwi.Bird.NewZealand.Evolve.Tours.Travel.Tourism.Educational.Travel.Provider.NZ..png
  8. What we in North America refer to as a kiwi (the fruit), is known in New Zealand as a Chinese Gooseberry.                                                                                                      KiwiFruit.NewZealand.Evolve.Travel.Tourism.Educational.NZ.Australasia..png
  9. New Zealanders drive on the left-hand side of the road.                                                                                                                                                                            LeftHand.Driving.British.NewZealand.NZ.Australasia.Evolve.Tours.Travel.Tourism.Educational.png
  10. New Zealand’s 90 mile beach is actually only 90 kilometres long.                                                                                                                                              90mile.90km.NewZealand.Beach.Evolve.Tours.Travel..png
  11. Want to truly immerse yourself in the kiwi culture? Attend a Rugby game, you won’t regret it.                                                                                                                      Rugby.NewZealand.Culture.Sports.NZ.Travel.Tourism.png
  12. The indigenous polynesian people of New Zealand are called Maori                                                                                                         Maori.NewZealand.NZ.Australasia.Evolve.Travel.Tourism.png
  13. New Zealand is home to a rare species of Frog which does not pass through the tadpole stage. Whhhat? Thats right. Read more about this unreal phenomenon here.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Frog.Archey's.NewZealand.NoTadPole
  14. Pack your Gravol and get ready for some boating. Literally ⅓ of Auckland house-owners are also boat owners.                                                                               Auckland.Marina.Boats.NewZealand.Australasia.Travel.Tourism.Evolve.EvolveTours
  15. Giant snails populate New Zealand’s South Island. How giant is giant? Take a look for yourself.                                                                                                   Snail.Carnivorous.NewZealand.Hermaphrodite.Evolve.Travel.Tourism.South Island.
  16. New Zealand is home to the World’s steepest street: Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand.Baldwin Street. New Zealand. Steep. Steepest Street. Travel. Tourism. Evolve. Evolve Tours
  17. No part of New Zealand is further than 128 km from the ocean.                                                                                                                                                                            NewZealand.Water.Ocean.Evolve.Tours.Travel
  18. New Zealand comes in second, next to the US, for the top number of McDonald’s locations per headcount                                                           McDonalds.NewZealand.Evolve.Tours.Travel.Tourism
  19. New Zealand has ONLY ONE Natural Indigenous land mammal: The Bat. Any other land mammals were brought to colony by humans. Bat. New Zealand. Evolve. Travel. Toursim
  20. Sheep are just about everywhere! There are more than 40 million sheep in New ZealandSheep. New Zealand. Population. Travel. Tours
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