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The Longest Place Name

So I can say I’ve visited the longest place name in the world! Yippee! There’s just not much else... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jessisaw
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A long drive for a long place name

We came over from Dannevirke thru Weber, the road was better than expected coming this way. Was... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Kim S
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“The Longest Place Name”
13 Jan 2018
“A long drive for a long place name”
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Porangahau-Wimbledon Rd, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So I can say I’ve visited the longest place name in the world! Yippee! There’s just not much else to do here so either bring a picnic or don’t plan to spend a whole day!

Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We came over from Dannevirke thru Weber, the road was better than expected coming this way. Was our first time ever visiting. Stopped for lunch while here

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting locations with long or odd place names has a kind of visceral appeal for me. Having visited LlanfairPG in Anglesey (Wales) it was only right to make the most of the opportunity now that I’m here in NZ. The local council could really do...More

Thank Erasmus16
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is literally out in the middle of nowhere. Long out of the way drive. Some nice scenery, nothing spectacular but nice. But it is still a cool place to visit and take a pic so you can say you were there.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Yes, it is a amazing sign and it's great to say you were there but...be prepared. It is literally in the middle of nowhere and the nearest village is 20-30km away (with limited resources as well). There's nothing else there BUT the sign. Make sure...More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 16 August 2016

So the attraction is really only a really long sign in the middle of nowhere indicating a not especially notable hill. But at the same time, you kind of need to get a photo of yourself in front of the sign because of what it...More

Thank richardparry
Reviewed 19 January 2015

On the road from Wellington to Napier, we overnighted at Waipukurau and decided on a scenic diversion to see the longest place name in the world. The only thing there is the hill and the sign, but the drive is scenic including beaches, villages and...More

1  Thank Judy F
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Number one on my New Zealand bucket list. Turn left off Highway 2 at Wimbledon and head towards Porangahau (nice church, well worth the visit). Just before Porangahau turn right and the hill on which Tamatea played his lute to his departed brother is 4.2...More

4  Thank phebianMelbourne
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