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).

Slope Point

Slope Point

Slope Point

Slope Point is the southernmost point in New Zealand

Curio Bay

Curio Bay

Curio Bay on the Catlins Coast is one of the geological wonders of the world.

McLean Falls

McLean Falls

McLean Falls are one of the prettiest waterfalls in The Catlins

Cathedral Caves

Cathedral Caves

Cathedral Caves are one of the most popular drawcards in The Catlins

Tautuku Boardwalk

Tautuku Boardwalk

The Tautuku Boardwalk is a prehistoric vista of reeds and birdlife

Nugget Point

Nugget Point

Nugget Point is one of The Catlins most well known sights.