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FyingKiwi wrote a review 14 Jan
Christchurch, New Zealand743 contributions284 helpful votes
A journey worth taking if only to say that you have reached the Southernmost tip of New Zealand. No, this is NOT Bluff, as so often believed. Here, not only have you completed a journey of geographic significance, but you can be battered by significant gusts of wind, which the surrounding trees will attest to have been doing for far longer than yourself. Here also is some stunning sea scape, with crashing waves even on a calm day.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Oskar_Baxter wrote a review 4 Jan
Canterbury Region, New Zealand295 contributions82 helpful votes
You've come this far so you may as well take a 20 minute walk through a farmers field and have your picture taken at the southernmost spot on the south island. It is a pleasant enough scenic walk; totally exposed to the weather though so might not be worth it in a strong southerly.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Rantin rover wrote a review Sep 2020
Biggar, United Kingdom8,129 contributions1,236 helpful votes
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You get some indication that the place your visiting is remote when Google Street have not yet been there :-) To add to our bragging rights this was our second time! Well I suppose it is the southern most point of South Island, NZ so Google may be on their way - according to the sign it is only 4803km (or 2984 miles) to the South Pole. The most southerly point gives a reason to visit especially if you are in the area in any case and you could be if you are taking a few detours off the Southern Scenic Route (e.g. it's not far to Waipapa Point Lighthouse). The road had been sealed since our previous trip in 2013 which makes it slightly easier to reach. During our visit this time there was a steady stream of visitors and the car park had been enlarged to accommodate them. It's a 15 minute walk or so each way from there along a well worn path across fields although on this occasion we had to share the route with grazing cattle. No big deal as they are probably used to having company. I'm not sure who is responsible for the ground erosion, the cattle, the visitors or the weather but there is quite a bit of it in this area. Note that, notwithstanding the livestock, there is an absence of fences at the cliff edges so be careful if you get close - there are high winds and it is a long way down. There are some good views along the coastline weather permitting and on this occasion we were fortunate to be able to see for some distance. Best to have a warm layer on as it is a cold wind at the best of times and if it is capable of bending the nearby trees into a permanent "slope" it must be formidable. We were again having to brace ourselves at times to avoid being blown over. There are no facilities in this remote location.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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pd7 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom535 contributions235 helpful votes
We stopped only briefly as we were on our way to Dunedin and there's a lot to see in the Catlins! Good views along the coast from the road high above. 20 mins walk from car park to actual beach/coast but pretty good views can be had along the access road.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Divinginnz wrote a review Aug 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand79 contributions23 helpful votes
Easy to find - it does have warnings on the road to Slope Point that there is a possibility that the road can be flooded at certain times due to tides, weather etc... we want in August 2020 at high tide and we were fine.... - car park was quite large - there are NO toilets there and nearby - you have to walk through a farmers gate and fields to get to the sign post and the most southern point in NZ which was quite muddy in parts so be prepared - its a good 20 minutes walk to the southerly point and there are steep cliffs, beware if you have small children as there are no barriers - if you do dare to get close to the edges then its magnificent views - it can get very windy - well worth a visit, perhaps take refreshments/snacks with you as nothing around but please take litter home with you to keep this place looking fab and "thanks to the farmer for visitors to be able to walk over farm land".........
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Date of experience: August 2020
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