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Interesting Facts About New Zealand


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Mar 23, 2023
New Zealand attracts millions of tourists each year. It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with its breathtaking nature and landscapes. New Zealand is a diverse country with a history of Māori, Pacific Island, European and Asian immigration. There is a unique wildlife, flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else. Read on to find out some interesting New Zealand facts and check our fun resources for kids who would like to learn more about the country.

1. More Sheep Than People

It has been noted that there are 5 sheep per person in New Zealand and that is the highest ration in the world.

2. Always Not Too Far From The Sea

Apperantly in New Zealand, you are always not more than 129km far from the Sea.

3. The Clearest Fresh Water Lake in The World

The Blue Lake in the Nelson Lakes National Park is considered the clearest fresh water lake in the world. Its water appear crystal clear and reflecting the blue sky above. The lake has a visibility of 70-80 metres deep.

4. Native Animals to New Zealand

New Zealand is a home for many native animals. These wonderful creatures can be seen in the air, in the sea and on the land and some of those are so rare that very few people can manage to see them in their natural habitats.

So what native animals live in New Zealand?

Some native birds:

Kākāpō are large, nocturnal, flightless parrots. They have green feathers with a pale face and a large grey bill.

Kea is a large, intelligent parrot, the world’s only alpine parrot. It has an olive-green coloured body, with orange under wings and a thin grey bill.

Kiwi is a nocturnal bird that doesn’t fly and lives on forest floors. It has hair-like feathers, strong legs, a long bill and no tail. Kiwi is one of the most famous birds in NZ.

Some great New Zealand Specific Resources for kids:​

Famous Actors From New Zealand

New Zealand Road Signs Display Posters
New Zealand Road Signs

New Zealand Flag
New Zealand Old Flag
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