Skiing at New Zealand’s Cardrona bra fence

On a recent ski trip to New Zealand we came across a controversial tourist attraction in Central Otago, the Cardrona Bra Fence. It is believed that The Bra Fence began at some point between Christmas and New Year 1999, when four bras were attached to the wire fence alongside the road.

The original reason for the bras being clipped onto what is clearly not a human body is unknown. But the news spread of the fence the rocked lingerie like no other and more bras began to appear. In the two months that followed 60 bras appeared. For all those mathematically inclined, that’s a bra a day.

Many legal attempts were consequently made to see it removed and some people have even tried cutting them down in the middle of the night, such is their opposition to the expression! The bra fence recently peaked at around 200 bras but in the last few weeks we hear that they have disappeared again!

bra fence
bra fence

About the author

Now based in Sydney, Ben is a passionate traveller and photographer who lived and worked in Bangkok for nine months. Whilst exploring Sydney, and the rest of the world, he is always on the hunt for the best food, wine, street art, beaches, galleries and shops.