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Fun Facts about New Zealand

  • New Zealand is the first country to see the sunrise!
  • New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893.
  • New Zealand is home to the largest insect in the world, which has ears on its knees, loves carrots and weighs in at 70g. 
  • New Zealand is a country in the Southern hemisphere and belongs to Oceania. New Zealand consists of two main islands: the North Island and the South Island separated by the Cooke Inlet. 
  • New Zealand lies on the Ring of Fire and there are numerous volcanos on North Island.
  • There are LOTS of sheep in New Zealand – estimated that 9 sheep per 1 person!
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