Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Queenstown Revisit Part 3 – 45th Parallel South

Near Cromwell on Luggate-Cromwell Road there is a plaque marking the 45th Parallel South which is theoretically the halfway point between the Equator and South Pole. This Latitude line lies across 3 oceans (Pacific, Atlantic and Indian) and tiny bits of land of 3 countries in the southern hemisphere. These three countries are New Zealand, Chile and Argentina.

In New Zealand this line runs pass Central Otago, north of Queenstown and Omaru. The background of this plaque is Lake Dunstan. If you reach this point, I assume you can say you are halfway to the South Pole!

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