12-Feb-2004 -- My wife and I travelled by Motor Home from North Canterbury intending to go South to visit the Catlins area in the South East of the South Island. During the trip, to add an interest, we wanted to find as many confluence points as we could.
We travelled south through some beautiful country. We skirted around Lake Tekapo and on to Lake Pukaki and saw the magnificent view of Mount Cook/Aorangi. Travelling south and then north to Omakau at 45° 05 36S 169° 36 07E we went on until turning east towards Naseby and Ranfurly. At Wedderburn our GPS indicated that we were close to where we wanted to be. We found an open gateway off the main road and drove through it, following the farm track for maybe two hundred yards. At this point we set off on foot across the field until 170°E was showing. We then walked south as the GPS indicated that we were slightly too far north, still on the 170°E line. At this time we were joined by the farmer/owner of the property and we explained what we were doing. The farmer was interested and assisted by driving us through a shallow creek bed a few yards away. After finding the 170°E line again, we walked a little further south until 45°S and 170°E were showing constant on our GPS.
Photographs were taken of the GPS, the site and points of the compass.