New Zealand is, no doubt, a beautiful country. There are so many interesting things about this country that you probably don’t know. Below are seven fun facts about New Zealand
First Country to Give Women the Right to Vote
New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893. This is thanks to Kate Sheppard, who played a significant role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. She managed to gather 30,000 signatures for parliament which saw the start of universal suffrage. Her efforts were rewarded with her image being put on the $10 note.
Hill With the Longest Name
TAUMATAWHAKATANGI – HANGAKOAUAUOTAMATEA – POKAIWHENUAKITANATAHU is the name of the 300-meter-high hill in Hawke’s Bay. The name has 40 syllables and practising it could be an excellent way to impress the locals.
Clearest Water in the World
New Zealand is famous for its pristine scenery and clear water. Nelson Lakes National Park is home to Blue Lake which holds the world’s record of the clearest water!
Over 2.5 Million Cars!
New Zealand is a small country with a population of a little over 4 million people and 2.5 million people with cars is just amazing! The roads there are in good shape, and the scenery awesome, no wonder many people prefer to use cars for travel.
Humans Only Make 5% of New Zealand’s Population
If you were wondering where your next trip to see some wildlife would be, then New Zealand is it. Animals make up for the largest population.
Auckland the “City of Sails”
Auckland homes the largest number of boats per capita in the world. If you love sailing, then you can head to Auckland for a twilight sail.
First Country to See the Sunrise
The North Island city of Gisborne is the first to see the sunrise. This is a great place to visit, especially on New Year’s Eve as its full of celebrations.