The Weird Things New Zealand Has To Offer

Slowly it’s getting winter over here but the sun is shining every day. In Holland, I heard it should be around 30 degrees but despite that I am enjoying everyday here in New Zealand. Enjoying the kiwi culture and the country that has his own will, including some very special weird things New Zealand has.

Check out these weird things New Zealand has to offer to tourists:

Only in New Zealand there is beer ice cream. Yeah, for real! When I first arrived in New Zealand I saw a big poster of the Icebar company. I thought they were joking. Ice cream with alcohol? Ice cream is for kids, right? Not in New Zealand apparently. After a few weeks I finally tried it and it was delicious. You should try it!

Only in New Zealand do we have rain, sunshine, rain, sunshine, rain, sunshine. That’s pretty much the weather for one day in New Zealand. In New Zealand you can have literally four seasons in one day but don’t be sad because most of the times the sun wins. Give it up for the sun!

Sheep festival in New Zealand

Only in New Zealand there’s a sheep festival! Who comes up with these things? With so many sheep (for every kiwi there are nine sheep available) there’s no way denying, right? And it’s a once in a lifetime experience.)

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Only in New Zealand hitchhiking is as normal as anything. It doesn’t matter if you’re old, young, black, white, man or woman…Kiwi’s are the most friendliest people and if they can help someone, they always will. So if you’re not in a hurry, hitchhiking is the best way. It’s even possible in Auckland, when you meet the right people…like, Brent. It was Friday afternoon and I went to La Zeppa (a local pub) with my manager, Brent. On our way back, when we walked to Brent’s car, we bumped into 3 German girls. They where looking for Ponsonby Road. “Yeah, that’s at least an half hour walk up the hill” I told them, but Brent had another solution. Why not drop them off. Yeah, why not? First the German girls weren’t so sure but after I told them I was Dutch they didn’t have much doubt. So off we went!

Beautiful view of sunset at Milford Sound in New Zealand
Beautiful view of sunset at Milford Sound in New Zealand

Only in New Zealand do they have longest name for a place and shit that name is loooonnnngggg.
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupo-kaiwhenuakitanatahu. Yeah, try to pronounce that. I dare you! 😉

Lake Wanaka and That Wanaka Tree in New Zealand
Lake Wanaka and That Wanaka Tree in New Zealand

Only in New Zealand has so much beautiful scenery that it is weird! All the varied landscapes and breathtaking views around every bend in the road are unlike any other country I have ever visited. There is a reason photographers all love it here!

The road to Mount Cook, New Zealand
The road to Mount Cook
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand

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About Jessica de Heij

I'm a dutch blogger who has the travelbug but currently doing an internship in New Zealand. Read all about my adventures in kiwi land.

2 thoughts on “The Weird Things New Zealand Has To Offer”

  1. Ahh, it’s actually “ginger beer” ice-cream, which isn’t really a beer at all.

    It’s a carbonated drink made with ginger and sugar which is sold in shops in the UK, Australia and NZ – but not in Holland, I’m guessing?


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