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Lovely scenic spot

A short drive from the Southern Scenic Route you park and walk about 20 minutes to the point. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen C
Rugged beautiful cliffs and coastline

Worth the five-minute stroll, if not to see the signpost of the southernmost point of the South... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Tennille S
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Waikawa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive from the Southern Scenic Route you park and walk about 20 minutes to the point. The walk is through an active sheep pasture so close the gate and watch your step. The point has stunning views and the sheep don't seem to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Worth the five-minute stroll, if not to see the signpost of the southernmost point of the South Island, then to see the rugged beautiful cliffs and coastline, views to Stewart Island and the Southern Alps.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tennille S
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

It’s worth the detour to visit the southernmost part of the mainland. All that’s there is a signpost but it’s worth it! You park at a car park and go for a walk through a paddock and out to the tip. It’s windy and cold...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We drove down a gravel road to a parking lot where the sign directs you through a gate and advises to walk toward the ocean for 20 minutes. It really only took ten minutes to walk through the field to the point slope sign and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 141tammyl
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Bragging rights for visiting the southernmost point of the south island and not falling off. It is a nice view though.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiwisqurt
Reviewed 21 March 2018

A wonderful view point. The day we went the wind was high and ther was a little horezontal rain. However it's a 'been there place' and the scenery is wonderful. Ther is a small car park but the access roads are poor especially the one...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MoraginRio
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is an easy stroll to the southern most edge of mainland NZ. Plenty of space in the car park, this seems to be off the main tourist trail and mercifully free of coach loads of selfie taking types. It's about 10 minutes to walk...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank garygeorge3
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A viewpoint at the Southern edge of the South Island. Ca 10 minutes walk from the car park. Not bad, you can make some very nice pictures there, but nothing that impressive. Pribably the most interesting are bushes and trees which are permanentky bended by...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Advisor_Miro
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

A 20 min flat paddock walk will take you right to the edge. Great photo opportunity with the sign. Sensational views. Great that the road is now sealed!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Luxgb
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is noted to be the Southern most tip of NZ and is a part of the outstanding scenic route through the "Catlins " region between Dunedin and Invercargill. This point is worth the side trip if for no other reason than the photo opportunity....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Noel M
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