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The Lesser Known Facts About New Zealand

If you have never visited the island country of New Zealand, you probably think of the place as the sleepy set of the Lord of the Rings films, which is full of sheep and does not have much else to offer beyond its luscious landscapes and gentle rivers. Well prepare for your mind to be (semi) blown away by the following list of lesser known facts about “The Land of the Long White Cloud” (the English translation of “Aotearoa”, what the Maori – the islands natives – named NZ).

• Anyone aiming to book a NZ a fly drive New Zealand vacation should know that you drive on the left side of the road in NZ, and always give right of way to the cars on your right.

• Bungee jumping was invented on the island! Whooooooooo!

• Ninety mile beach which is very popular with tourists who take New Zealand holidays is actually only fifty five miles long in length!
• Ninety four per cent of the people in NZ jails are men. Looks like they’ve got their women behaving badly!

• We all know that there is a lot of sheep in the ‘Zealand but did you know that there is nine to every human? That’s a massive amount sheep!

• Of the world’s export of lamb meat, NZ exports over half (54%). Yummy¦

• NZ also has the highest amount of golf courses and bookshops per person than any other destination on the plante. This might sound Zzzzzzz but it is apparently enough to convince 1 person to move there every 25 minutes and 49 seconds!

• In order to become a New Zealand citizen, you must swear an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth. Long live the queen!

• Possums and rabbits are treated like pests in New Zealand and as such, residents shoot them. The former I can understand but our rabbit friends are not vermin!

• Around 14,000 earthquakes occur in New Zealand every year. Ground breaking!

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