Slope Point

Running / Walking route near Slope Point in Southland, New Zealand

Name: Slope Point
Discipline: Running / Walking  Cross Country
Duration: 0 day  40 minutes return
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Route description:
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Starting point

Street: Slope Point Road
City/Town: Slope Point
Region: Southland


Directions to venue:

Craig de Beer wrote

Slope Point is the southern-most tip of the South Island. And there I was always led to believe The Bluff was the southern-most point.

There are rolling green hills as far as the eye can see, with just a handful of trees. And the trees stand bent and buckled from the relentlessness of a wind that never seems to ease up. I was most fortunate to see Slope Point on what must’ve been a very rare windless day, judging by the slant of the trees.

The car park is 5.5km from the Slope Point Road/Tokanui-Haldene Road turnoff, approximately 11km from Tokanui. The walk from the car park across farmland to the cliff’s edge is short and easy, about 800m.

I couldn’t help but be slightly fascinated along the way by tussock that seems to grow at an angle. The coastline itself is not unlike many other places on the South Island, with rock-face cliffs and secluded beaches

 Posted 7 years ago

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Slope Point

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