Hiking Trails in Dunedin

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  • Naomi T
    Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
    Beautiful smooth track descending down to the point. Note: not for the weak heart on the way up lol Take your time just strolling both ways along the track, take in the views! THEY'RE AMAZING!!
    Getting to walk through the tunnel down onto the private beach amoung some massive boulders was worth my dying thighs & lungs (be sure to be aware of tides if going down to the beach) lol even more so if you have read the history behind it :)
    Take caution if you go on a slightly windier day, wear comfy foot/grippy footwear & spray jacket if you plan to go near the edge because the waves send buckets of sea spray up & over if the winds heading the right direction.
    All in all, Stunning place to visit if ever in the Dunedin area!
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand2,047 contributions
    This is such a beautiful beach and we were very fortunate to see a number of sea lions sheltering in the sand.It was a sunny but extremely windy day when we visited. This made the waves 'dance' in a most interesting way. It is a bit of a scramble to access the beech but is well worth it. Definitely a 'must-see'.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Helen G
    Tauranga, New Zealand126 contributions
    As a walk this is pleasant, but a word of caution, this should only be done by the sure footed.
    The track in is dirt and stone and has some steep parts, so even with a little precipitation this track is quite slippery: wear good shoes.
    Secondly, the very last section to the organ pipes is a steep climb over stones and rocks: not for the faint hearted or kids.
    Parking is very limited at the start too, maybe for 4-6 cars only, depending on how they are parked!
    Written 7 January 2021
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  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,033 contributions
    Really cool expansive and isolated beach on the Otago Peninsula.

    The car park is at the end of an unsealed road about a 10 minute drive from Portobello. From the car park you can see the two “pyramids” but then it’s about a 35 minute walk along a track through farmland, past the base of The Pyramids, to the beach.

    The beach is stunning - a long curve of white sand, with the surf crashing in. No sea lions or yellow eyed penguins in sight the day we visited but still a good walk.
    Written 6 October 2020
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  • Jane G
    Christchurch, New Zealand21 contributions
    When in Dunedin or surrounds, do yourself a favour and visit this stunning beach. Head to northern carpark on Beach Road and walk north on beach (recommended to us as most interesting end) Light coloured sand (remember your sunnies if a really sunny day), interesting high rock formations and caves as well
    One of the most stunning beaches we have visited. Nearby Purakaunui is also worth a visit.
    Written 27 December 2020
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  • Diovt
    Panton, VT76 contributions
    There are several ways to experience this track. You can just climb Sandymount from the carpark but the views are limited. You can hike out to the new overlook and see amazing panoramas of the whole Otago Peninsula, including Allan's Beach and Hooper's Inlet. If you wish, continue and circle around to Sandymount from the overlook but be prepared for some arduous climbing up some very sandy slopes up the top of the mount. You will encounter sheep along the way.
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    Tramping with a group of students from central Dunedin to the Scout camp at the end of Silverstream. The Scout camp for 8 people in a cabin is $85 which is quite good. A group did get lost, but there is intermittent cell phone service, but you can get through to emergency services. Paths at this time of year can be slippery and allow a lot more time for this. Do take a good map.
    Written 11 September 2019
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  • JedAfterthought
    Levin, New Zealand186 contributions
    We have decided that DOC staff in Otago must be very fit. Like Tunnel Beach, the track to Flagstaff hill lookout forgoes the usual zig zag gradients and steps; you just head uphill and keep walking. But it is not too far and the views are great. Round trip from car park took about an hour.
    Written 7 January 2021
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    Easiest entry is just as you go over the Leith Saddle turn right and follow the gravel road back parralel to the way you have come. In two minutes you will come to a gate where you can climb over. A two minute walk you are at the dam. I have been told it is a good place for fishing. The walk goes all the way round. With a tougher track climbing away from the dam. It has plenty of wooden steps in it. You can walk to Mount Cargill from there if you want a long walk.
    Written 20 April 2019
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    Easy to park next to the lagoon. Path can get a little muddy so good shoes are needed. The path goes around the Lagoon which usually has lots of ducks and swans on and then climbs away and up the hill. You can't get lost. It brings you out with beautiful views over the Peninsular and the monument. You can turn back and retrace your steps, but if you turn right on the main road and then right again you can walk on the road back to the lagoon. Be careful on the main road as it is narrow and busy. Check out the gun placement as well that is close by.
    Written 1 June 2020
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  • Bob P
    Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
    Well signposted start. Easy parking. Steep in places. Not recommended when very wet - muddy, wet roots. Well marked with orange-topped stakes. Track overgrown near top. Views nothing to write home about. Limestone formations hardly worth the detour. Took 2.5 hours at steady pace with 12 year old including stops.
    Written 8 October 2020
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