If you’d like to see the elusive kiwi bird, check out Zealandia in Wellington, or Rainbow Springs in Rotorua
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is a hill near Porangahau in Hawke’s Bay on the North Island. You can go and climb the 305 metre hill for a lovely view over the town
This makes New Zealand proud supporters of the highest human to animal ratio in the world! What a great place to see some wildlife.
Head to Dunedin (named for the Gaelic name for Edinburgh) to see some of Scotland’s influence on New Zealand architecture and culture. You can even check out Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle!
For all the sailing enthusiasts out there, this is the perfect place to head out for a twilight sail after a day of exploring the city!
It’s no wonder New Zealand is known for its incredible scenery when so much of the country has been carefully protected and preserved. A visit to some of the national parks is an absolute must!
A secondary beachy fact – 90 Mile Beach at the top of the North Island is only 90 kilometres long (55 miles). That’s still plenty of space for a whole lot of coastal fun!
Not only are there no snakes, there are also no native mammals (excluding the bat). Any mammals you see in New Zealand have been introduced over the years.
There’s plenty of mountains in New Zealand to test your skills on, explore Mt Cook National Park for some outstanding walks and mountaineering opportunities.
There are loads of spots to spy these shy birds – head out on a wildlife tour to see the blue penguin, Fiordland crested penguin or the rare yellow-eyed penguin.