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How big is New Zealand compared to USA?

Planning a trip to New Zealand? Have you traveled there before? Understanding travel times and distances are important when planning a trip to another country. 

How big is New Zealand?

New Zealand Size Comparison US

New Zealand has roughly the same surface area as the state of Colorado. Also, New Zealand has an estimated population of just over 4.5 million people which is comparable to the state population of Louisiana. Imagine taking Louisiana’s population and swapping them with Colorado’s population (not a huge difference). Colorado would then become the ‘New Zealand’ of America!

However, looking at New Zealand on a map can be deceiving because the island country stretches out north to south. If you were to lay New Zealand over the United States, it would stretch from Florida to Pennsylvania along the east coast. That’s a long stretch of land! (Take a look at the picture above for a visual.)

Taking this information into consideration, it is recommended that travelers start planning which areas they want to visit at least a few months ahead of when they want to travel. The plus is that traveling in New Zealand is relatively cheap. The bus system is affordable, and New Zealand has local and regional train services available throughout the day. There are a total of 28 different regions in New Zealand, so fares will get more expensive for longer commutes.

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