Domestic Travel

Tue, 26 Sep, 2017Danielle McCarthy

Tourist finds blunder in famous NZ sign

Tourist finds blunder in famous NZ sign

A town in New Zealand has been left embarrassed after a tourist noticed a few mistakes in a famous signpost.

The town of Bluff in the South Island has a signpost that displays directions and distances to famous locations around the world including Sydney, Tokyo, New York, Wellington and the South Pole.

However, a tourist from Scotland noticed a mistake with the popular tourist attraction as the signs for Wellington and Cape Reinga were pointing in the wrong direction.

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The tourist flagged the mistake with Invercargill City Council.

“I’ve had a few comments from tourists who’ve worked it out and I’ve passed their comments on to the relevant authorities, but nothing seems to get done,” the tourist told Newstalk ZB radio.

Since the tourist noticed the error, the council called in an expert who explained that not only were some of the signs pointing in the wrong direction, but some of the distances on the signs were also incorrect.

The signpost, described as the town’s biggest tourist attraction, is now being fixed.

Local mayor Tim Shadbolt said, “I think it’s something like 87,000 people go to that signpost every year.”

Have you seen this famous signpost in Bluff, New Zealand? Tell us in the comments below.