25 Facts About New Zealand That Will Make You Wish You Were A Kiwi

Stuck between Australia and Antarctica, New Zealand is often forgotten by the rest of the world. In fact, it was one of the last significant land masses to be populated by humans. Not even the native Maori settled the islands until around 1250 AD. You might want to get your passport ready right about now because these are 25 awesome facts about New Zealand that will make you wish your were a kiwi!

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First of all, as you may have noticed, in New Zealand a kiwi is not a fruit. It either refers to a native flightless bird or to the islanders themselves. And unlike many other demographic labels, calling a New Zealander a "kiwi" is not considered offensive!

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In case you were wondering, the fruit is called a kiwifruit

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New Zealand was the last major landmass to be populated by humans

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Although it has some of the most amazing topography in the world, no part of the country is more than 130km from the ocean!

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Wellington is the southern most capital city on Earth

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