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Slope Point

The AA signpost at Slope Point.

Slope Point is the southern-most point of the South Island of New Zealand. Located latitude 46°, 40 minutes and forty seconds South, and longitude 169° 0 minutes and 11 seconds East, Slope Point lies just south of the small town Waikawa, which is nearly an hour east of Invercargill.

The land around Slope Point is used for sheep farming, there are no houses anywhere nearby. Eroded cliffs drop down to the sea below. An AA signpost there shows the distance to the Equator and the South Pole, and a small solar-powereded lighthouse stands on farmland.

There is no road up to Slope Point, it must be reached by a 20 minute walk following delapidated yellow markers.

A view to the sea from the area around Slope Point.