05-Mar-2022 -- While driving from Christchurch to Picton (to catch a ferry back to the North Island), I decided make a short detour to revisit this Degree Confluence Point that I had already visited four years ago. Because I remembered the location being especially scenic, I wanted to get a ‘drone’s eye’ view of the area; something that I had failed to do last time.
The point lies within rows of grapevines, in a vineyard. During my last visit, I was able to walk through the vineyard to reach the exact point. This time, however, I saw a “Do not enter” sign, so chose to respect it by staying outside the fence. I took screenshots of my GPS receiver when I was 121m (+/- GPS error of about 2m) directly South of the point, but could have got a little closer.
Due to New Zealand’s drone laws, because the Degree Confluence Point lies within private property, I could not legally fly over it without permission from the land owner. So instead I photographed the point from 120m above the Kekerengu River (currently, not much more than a creek), about 200m South of the point.
Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.