Everything you should know before
Traveling to NEW ZEALAND

15 May 2022
Capital: Wellington
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Official Language: Maori, English
Dial Code: +64
Emergency Number: 111
GDP: 193.55 billion USD (2020)
Population: 5.11 million (2021)
Time Zone: UTC+12 New Zealand Standard Time
                UTC+13 New Zealand Daylight Time

TheSassyBlogger Flag: The flag of New Zealand, also known as the New Zealand Ensign, is based on the British maritime Blue Ensign – a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton or upper hoist corner – augmented or defaced with four red stars centered within four white stars, representing the Southern Cross constellation.

NEW ZEALAND is Known for:

1. The Kiwi (Bird)
The kiwi, the national bird, is a shy, brown, nocturnal, flightless bird, which has a long beak with nostrils at the end. Its feathers are like hairs and it lays an enormous egg. It lives in the dark bush areas of New Zealand’s forests. Kiwis are difficult to find, especially as they are nocturnal.
2. Manuka Honey
The Manuka tree only grows in New Zealand, and the honey the bees produce from has been extensively researched. It is highly valued for its rare and complex properties and highly valued worldwide for its unique antibacterial and bioactive healing qualities. There are only about 25 days a year when it is flowering in the spring that the bees can gather the nectar.
3. Walks and Hikes
About one-third of New Zealand is made up of spectacular natural landscapes in national parks or reserves in huge wilderness areas and there are ‘9 Great Walks’ that New Zealand is famous for. Each offers unique landscapes and hiking challenges. Most of the best hikes in New Zealand are in mountain or high country areas and take from two to six days to complete.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Pudding
Pudding is a type of food that can be either a dessert or a savory (salty or spicy) dish that is part of the main meal.
2. Sausage sizzle
A sausage (most commonly beef or pork) is served in sliced bread or a hot dog bun with grilled onions and various condiments, most commonly tomato sauce, barbecue sauce or mustard. Sausage sizzles are often served at community events in Australia and New Zealand.
3. Pineapple lumps
Pineapple lumps or pineapple chunks are a chocolate-covered confection with a soft, chewy pineapple-flavored middle from New Zealand. They are often identified as Kiwiana.

Best Places to visit:
1. Wellington
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. It is the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world's windiest city by average wind speed.
2. Hamilton
Hamilton is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Located on the banks of the Waikato River, it is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region. Hamilton is part of the wider Hamilton Urban Area, which also encompasses the nearby towns of Ngāruawāhia, Te Awamutu and Cambridge. In 2020, Hamilton was awarded the title of most beautiful large city in New Zealand.
3. Gisborne
Gisborne is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District. It has a population of 37,000. Gisborne is first city in the world to see the sun each day. Located on the east coast of the Eastland region, Gisborne is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.
4. Auckland
Auckland is a large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country. While Europeans continue to make up the plurality of Auckland's population, the city became multicultural and cosmopolitan in the late-20th century, with Asians accounting for 31% of the city's population in 2018.
5. Coromandel
Coromandel, also called Coromandel Town to distinguish it from the wider district, is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is in the North Island of New Zealand. It is 75 kilometres east of the city of Auckland, although the road between them, which winds around the Firth of Thames and Hauraki Gulf coasts, is 190 km long. The population was 1,860 as of June 2020 .

Best Season to visit
Autumn- Autumn in New Zealand is a time of spectacular changes in colors, with vivid russet browns, reds and golden leaves. This is especially the case in Wanaka and the Otago region of New Zealand in the South Island or Hawkes Bay in New Zealand's North Island. For those on a self drive holiday, if you are travelling any time after Easter, the roads and number of other tourists are always much less, so this is always one of the best times to travel to New Zealand.

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