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03-Apr-15

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Latitude 40 South Rest Area

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by Chris Gaelic

cnr SH2 and Maharakeke Rd, Waipukerau, Hawkes Bay

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Parking at Latitude 40 South

Parking at Latitude 40 South

 

Picnic kiosk provided by the Lions Club

Picnic kiosk provided by the Lions Club

 

The significance of Latitude 40 degrees south.

The significance of Latitude 40 degrees south.

 

The is a roadside rest area at Latitude degrees 40 south - a significant parallel the is the start of the 'Roaring 40s'. Waipukurau is the only town in the world at this latitude.

 

For those motor caravanners interesting in such information, this is most likely the only rest area on this parallel, making it an interesting stop for a driving break, or even to park overnight if you're ok with all the traffic noise down State Highway 2.

 

 

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