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Located in the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is a group of islands to the South East of Australia.


New Zealand consists of two main islands: the North Island and the South Island. New Zealand is also known as Aotearoa – meaning ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ in Maori.


Not only is New Zealand home to the All Blacks, hokey pokey ice cream and the zorb, but we at Curious Wanderer Society HQ call New Zealand home – and we’re beyond thrilled to share a little of our country with you!

Our map of NZ's Top Spots!

The Vital Stats:

  • Population: 4.9 million (2019)

  • Area: 268,021 sq km (75th/world)

  • Capital: Wellington

  • Largest City: Auckland

  • Official Languages: English, Māori, NZ Sign Language

  • Say Hello: Hello, Hi, Kia Ora

  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($)

  • National Anthem: God Defend New Zealand

Did you know?

  • New Zealand was the first self-governing country in the world to give women the vote. This happened on 19 September, 1893.

  • Even though Ernest Rutherford, a New Zealander, is the father of Nuclear Energy, New Zealand is nuclear free.

  • No place in New Zealand is more than 140 km from the ocean!

Sample activities and recipes from
the New Zealand Guide
sample recipe and activity from

New Zealand: Explore the World from Home Guide

make Maui's fish hook

According to Maori legend, Maui caught Te Ika a Maui (the North Island) with his magic fish hook. In this craft you can make your own version of Maui’s fish hook.

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make Afghan Biscuits

These delicious cookies are a classic Kiwi recipe - and oh so easy to make!

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