Aotearoa. Maori for ‘long, white cloud’. According to Maori legend, Hine-te-aparangi, wife of maritime explorer Kupe, sighted such a cloud at a distance, after a long sea journey. She recognized that there must be land below the cloud, and thus was magical New Zealand discovered. An exquisitely beautiful land surrounded by sea – in fact, New Zealand has the 9th longest coastline in the world!
If you love discovering little known, quirky facts about places, this infographic is a must-read. Discover some of the many reasons that make this tiny country stand apart and tall among nations.
Infographic by – Cheapflights