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Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu

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Just take a smartphone.

Only about 5km or so from Porangahau village, this is a small car park that overlooks the hill with... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
RickM638
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Napier, New Zealand
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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 September 17, 2018
Jessisaw
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Apr 13, 2019
“Just take a smartphone. ”
Sep 17, 2018
“The Longest Place Name”
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Porangahau-Wimbledon Rd, Porangahau, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Only about 5km or so from Porangahau village, this is a small car park that overlooks the hill with the name I’m not going to type. It’s worth it just to spend 10 minutes to read the sign giving the history, look at the hill...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 1, 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed January 9, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Sean O
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 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

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Judy F
Reviewed October 18, 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

Date of experience: October 2014
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