The most southerly point of the South Island of New Zealand is actually Slope Point. For years I thought it was Bluff. Even after visiting the Bluff sign in 2012. Slope Point is about an hour’s drive east of Bluff towards the Catlins. It’s roughly 5 kilometres further south and well worth a look. We went around sunset so the sign was glowing in the golden sunlight. As the sign says, here you are closer to the South Pole than the Equator.