[Answered] Who was the first explorer from Europe to discover New Zealand?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: Who was the first explorer from Europe to discover New Zealand?

The given options are:

  • Abel Tasman
  • James Cook
  • Christopher Columbus

Correct Answer: Abel Tasman

Fact: Although Captain James Cook is famously associated with the exploration of New Zealand, the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman is officially recognized as the first European to ‘discover’ the country in 1642.

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