Hokey Pokey Ice Cream (plain vanilla ice cream with small, solid lumps of sponge toffee)
There are over 600 wineries in New Zealand in 8 different regions
A hill in the region of Hawke’s Bay in North Island is named “Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu”. It appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest name of a place in the world.
Perfect place for adrenaline junkies (Bungee jumping was invented in New Zealand)
The Te Papa Museum in Wellington currently has a colossal squid on display
The town of Ohakune has a large model carrot that celebrates the area as the source of the majority of New Zealand’s carrots
New Zealand is a land of fire and ice
On the North island there are currently three active volcanoes; Mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro, and Ngauruhoe
On the South Island there are two famous glaciers called the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers
New Zealand’s Lake Taupo, was formed by the world’s biggest recorded eruption in the last 75,000 years. The dust from the eruption could be seen as far away as Rome and China!
Baldwin Street in Dunedin is known as the steepest street in the world (an incline of 1:2.86 or 19 degrees!)