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New Zealand : South Island

6.6 km (4.1 miles) E of Oturehua, Otago, S. Island, New Zealand
Approx. altitude: 637 m (2089 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 45°N 10°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View West #3: View North #4: View East #5: All zeros! #6: The confluence point lies in the middle of a farm field, with this rock marking the spot

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  45°S 170°E (visit #5)  

#1: View South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

18-Feb-2015 -- While on vacation in the Queenstown area, I took a detour (about 1.5 hours driving each-way from Queenstown) to visit this easy Degree Confluence point, which lies in the middle of a large farm field, just 800 m from a paved road.

From the road, I first climbed over a short fence into a sheep farm (with several sheep present). Then over a larger fence - near a pine-tree windbreak - into a large, flat field (that had no animals grazing). The confluence point is in the middle of this field. A white rock - clearly out of place in this field - had been placed by an earlier visitor to mark the point.

This part of New Zealand - about as far as you can get from the ocean - feels more ‘continental’ than part of an island. This area - with its brownish vegetation and large flat fields - looked a lot like parts of western North America. Even the windbreak - to the northwest of the confluence point - was made from exotic (to New Zealand) pine trees.


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#1: View South
#2: View West
#3: View North
#4: View East
#5: All zeros!
#6: The confluence point lies in the middle of a farm field, with this rock marking the spot
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