Slope Point ( Map reference 2)

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

Slope Point lies just south of the small settlements of Waikawa and Haldane, near the southwestern edge of the Catlins and Toetoes Bay and 70 km (40 mi) east of Invercargill.

The land around Slope Point is used for sheep farming with no houses anywhere nearby. Eroded cliffs drop down to the sea below. A signpost there shows the distance to the Equator and the South Pole, and a small solar-powered lighthouse stands on farmland. People often visit just to have their photo taken!

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

 

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contact details

Ph 03 415 8338

Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route