On the most southern point of New Zealand’s South Island stands the Windswept Trees. (Hmm, sounds like the opening lines of a good book.)
The island is lashed with fierce and cold winds from Antarctica, so intense and relentless that the trees are twisted, warped, and forever bent along the direction of the winds.
Aside from a few sheep, no humans or other animals live on this part of the island. There are a few run down shacks built under the protection of the windswept trees, but even those are abandoned.
There’s a small signpost that shows the distance to the Equator and the South Pole.
This strange land can only be reached by a 20-minute walk following dilapidated yellow markers.