the Degree Confluence Project

New Zealand : South Island

2.3 km (1.4 miles) SW of Maitland, Southland, S. Island, NZ
Approx. altitude: 146 m (478 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 46°N 11°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North view #3: East view #4: South view #5: West view #6: GPS #7: Inside the forest at ground zero #8: Slope Point

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  46°S 169°E (visit #4)  

#1: Confluence area

(visited by Paul Goetti and Peggi Goetti)

11-Feb-2011 --

We spent four weeks in New Zealand and found out that this was really not enough time to see this beautiful country. Since we were on a fixed schedule there was not much leeway for any big detours but we didn’t want to go back home without having visited at least one confluence. Fortunately there were a few fairly easy ones along our route.

On the way from Te Anau to Dunedin 46S169E was only a short distance away from our planned route. We left SH94 shortly before Riversdale and enjoyed the drive along quiet country roads through rolling hills. We parked the car on East Chatton road only 300 meters from the confluence. From there it was an easy walk across an empty pasture towards a small forest. The confluence is located 25 meters inside this forest which fortunately was not very dense, so it was fairly easy to get to ground zero. I decided to take the pictures of the four cardinal compass directions from the edge of the forest 25 meters north of the confluence since they provide a better impression of the surroundings.

This was the second confluence visit and the most southern one during our vacation. Later that day we also visited Slope Point which is the southern most point of the South Island and incidentally lies almost exactly on the 169E meridian.

 All pictures
#1: Confluence area
#2: North view
#3: East view
#4: South view
#5: West view
#6: GPS
#7: Inside the forest at ground zero
#8: Slope Point
ALL: All pictures on one page