Question 1: Where is Lake Tekapo?
- New Zealand
Correct Answer: New Zealand
Fact: Lake Tekapo, in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, is a beautiful spot with clear turquoise waters surrounded by snow-capped peaks. In November and December, its shores are transformed into a sea of color by these tall lupine blooms.
Question 2: Lake Tekapo is famous for which natural phenomenon?
- Volcanic eruptions
- Southern lights
Correct Answer: Southern lights
Fact: Lake Tekapo is a certified Dark Sky Reserve, one of the world's largest. With night skies almost completely free of light pollution, it's a prime location for stargazing and witnessing the southern lights (aurora australis).
Question 3: Which is the national bird of New Zealand?
- Wandering albatross
Correct Answer: Kiwi
Fact: Kiwis are unique, flightless birds that are native to New Zealand. They share some traits with mammals, with powerful legs that allow them to run as fast as humans, cat-like whiskers, and heavy bones filled with marrow. New Zealanders are often referred to as 'kiwis' and the bird appears on the country's currency.