The three countries you'd reach if you dug through the earth from NZ

Digging through the earth from Auckland would take you to the south of Spain.
Digging through the earth from Auckland would take you to the south of Spain. Photo credit: Ubasics

If you've ever wondered what would happen if you dug through New Zealand to the other side of the world, wonder no more.

Children often grow up believing that digging through the earth would take them to another country, but that's not true for most of the world.

For people in most parts of the world, they'd simply be digging through to the sea given the earth is around 71 percent water. But for some regions, including in New Zealand, they would find themselves in a new city.

Aucklanders, you'd be digging through to the south of Spain.

If you're in Whangarei, dig and you'll end up in Morocco.

Nelsoners would end up in Almedia, Portugal.

Most Americans would dig straight into the Indian Ocean, and most Australians would end up  in the Atlantic Ocean.

Parts of Asia including China would dig through to South America. Digging through Beijing would lead to Rio Negro in Argentina, and digging through Xi'an would lead to Santiago, Chile.

The geographical term for it is antipode, meaning the spot diametrically opposite to a particular point on earth.

Try the dighole tool out for yourself. 

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