23-Feb-2003 -- Nancy and I were showing Carole (Perth, Au) around the South Island of New Zealand and Geocaching as we went. I have known about this Degree Confluence for a while so we decided to see how close we could get. The confluence is in a National Park so after checking with the Ranger at the visitors centre at Haast we followed what looked like the best line of attack on the map, south along the road to Jacksons Bay then east on Turnbull Road north of the Turnbull River.
Approximately 5 km along this road we came to a locked gate and as we were running out of time we decided to try again some other day. We were 7.2 km away from the confluence and about 1600 metres lower so a helicopter sounds like a good way to get there.
The photo shows the hills in the background, the gate and our 2 GPSs.