Slope Point Walk

Slope Point Walk

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5 Waikawa

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Slope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand

There is no road to Slope Point; it must be reached by a 20-minute walk following dilapidated yellow markers. There is no public access during the lambing season (September – November).

The land around Slope Point is used for sheep farming with 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-powered lighthouse stands on farmland.

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South IslandSouthlandWaikawa

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  • Walking
  • Free

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Gilbert Zeno

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Nice beaches and nice wildlife and nature.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ulrich K

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Short walk to the viewpoint. Stay close to the fence to avoid a detour. Nice view and saw a white rainbow (halo).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Jessica Pein

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Just a short way to the most southern point of the South Island. Nice view!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Xavier

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome when windy, great waves, sit and enjoy it.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Dennis Springer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Quite nice to be at the most southern point of the New Zealand mainland, but a little unspectacular. Formation of trees shaped by the wind are nearby.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Gessica

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Nice scenery in the southernmost part of the South Island. Jump from the cliff in the cold, clean water if you are crazy enough.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Brenda Oomen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice to walk next to some sheep. We were the only people there because it was early in the morning - so that is a tip.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stephan Ophelders

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

We were the only one there at that moment. Nice place to take some pictures.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Martina

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Good place, nice 20 minute walk, stunning view, the lowest point in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Pierre and Alexandra

France

Ranking: 8/10

Slope Point is the southern most point of New Zealand. The walk is easy and you can see the distance between you and the equator/south pole.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Jeroen

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Most Southern part of the South Island. Good views but not spectacular.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Alina Hummel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Take a 15 minute walk to the Southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand and soak in the amazing view from the cliffs over the ocean! Next stop is the South Pole!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lena Wesselink

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and short walk to the most southern part of New Zealand! The distance to the South Pole and the equator are pointed, so you can make fun photos with that. The landscape around is really beautiful!

Reviewed over 3 years ago