How far is New Zealand from Australia?
A simple question and a simple answer. The distance from Australia to New Zealand is 4155 km or 2581 miles. However, Australia is a relatively big country and it really depends what two points you are measuring. The simple answer 4155 km is based on the geographical centres of both countries, which is most likely useless information to many travellers. It would be a very rare occasion when you travelling between these two points. The distance between the capitals of Australia and New Zealand? It might be much more useful to compare the distance between the two capitals, Canberra and Wellington. The distance between these two cities is 2325 km or 1444 miles. It would take roughly 3.5 hours to fly between the two. However, there are not many direct flights and you would probably need to transfer in Melbourne or Sydney. Including the transfer time, the total would be somewhere around 6.5 hours in total. The shortest distance between Australia and New Zealand? If you were wondering what would be the shortest distance between Australia and New Zealand, the answer is about 1700 km or 1056 miles. Depending on your viewpoint, the countries might look like they are next to each […]
Driving in New Zealand
Driving in New Zealand is not the same as driving in some of the other countries in the world. For example, in New Zealand, you will need to drive on the left hand side of the road. The driver’s seat is on the right of the vehicle. This can be a real challenge to visitors from the United States or Canada who are driving in New Zealand for the first time. It is essential to have a valid driver’s license to drive in New Zealand. Also, you must not have received any suspension of disqualification of any sort in New Zealand. If you are visiting New Zealand on business, it is recommended to get insured before driving in New Zealand. It is not compulsory for drivers or car owners to get insured in New Zealand, but it protects you from a potentially huge financial loss in case you happen to get into an accident. It is important to learn the Road Code as well, before driving in New Zealand for the first time. If you are an international student who wants to drive in New Zealand, you must be at least 18 years old and will need to pass an […]
50 Amazing facts about New Zealand
1. Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupo-kaiwhenuakitanatahu. That is longest name of a place in any English speaking country. 2. There are no poisonous snakes or dangerous wild animals in New Zealand. 3. Auckland has more than 50 volcanic cones but fortunately most of them have been dormant for thousands of years. 4. There are more sheep in New Zealand than people. 40 million in total. 5. New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than any other country in the world. 6. New Zealand was the first major nation to have universal suffrage. 7. Officially Elizabeth the II from Great Britain is the queen of New Zealand. She is represented by a governor general. 8. A native and now extinct bird called the Moa was one of the biggest birds ever recorded in history. 9. The Māori people are said to have come to New Zealand from a place called Hawaiki. The exact location of Hawaiki is however unknown. 10. New Zealand is the number two country in the world when it comes to McDonald’s restaurants per capita. 11. Te Waikoropupu Springs is a natural wonder, producing roughly 1-2 billion liters of water every day. 12. The Hector dolphin is the smallest dolphin in […]
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