05 Sep 2018

Hiking the Pineapple Track / Flagstaff Nature Reserve, Dunedin

The Pineapple Track is a great option if you want to see some stunning views of Dunedin and get a bit of a workout. The Pineapple Track, part of which in the Flagstaff Nature Reserve, is one of the most well-known hiking trails in Dunedin and the views over the

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16 Jul 2018

Boulder Beach, Dunedin

It took us 18 months of living in Dunedin for us to get to Boulder Beach — there are so many beaches close to the city and this is definitely one of the least popular ones. Lack of popularity doesn’t always equal lack of quality though, and Boulder Beach is

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Allans Beach, a great beach on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
26 Jun 2018

Allans Beach, Dunedin

One of many wild, rugged and beautiful beaches on the Otago Peninsula, Allans Beach draws people in with its wildlife, stunning scenery, surf breaks and an off the beaten path atmosphere. You can also get a great view of Allans Beach from the Sandymount Track, one of the best coastal

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The Karetai Road Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
30 May 2018

Hiking the Karetai Road Track, Dunedin

You can get some stunning views of Smails Beach from the series of car parks on Tomahawk Road, but if you’re keen for a hike and want to see this stretch of coastline from a different perspective the Karetai Road Track is a great option. Walking from Smails Beach (starting

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Hiking the Harbour Cone Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
28 Mar 2018

Hiking the Harbour Cone Track, Dunedin

Hiking the Harbour Cone Track is one of the best things you can do on a trip to the Otago Peninsula. The views of the harbour and the green hills surrounding it are spectacular and you can also see over Hoopers Inlet and some of the Peninsula’s rugged ocean coastline.

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Okia Flat, the Pyramids and Victory Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
13 Feb 2018

Hiking to Victory Beach and the Pyramids, Dunedin

This two hour hike takes you to one of Dunedin’s most remote beaches as well as a couple of cone-shaped limestone hills known as the Pyramids. It’s also a good idea to drive up the hill in front of Papanui Inlet and Victory Beach for one of the best coastal

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Sandfly Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand
07 Feb 2018

Sandfly Bay, Dunedin

One of the most accessible beaches on the wild Otago Peninsula coast, Sandfly Bay should be close to the top of anyone’s Dunedin itinerary. The viewpoint above Sandfly Bay is breathtaking on a sunny day, and the dunes backing the beach not only look cool but also provide the perfect

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Walking the Soldiers Memorial Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
06 Nov 2017

Amazing Otago Harbour Views on the Soldiers Memorial Track, Dunedin

If you want to see some amazing views of Otago Harbour you’ll want to experience the drive along the narrow hilltop roads of the Otago peninsula. Highcliff Road has to be one of New Zealand’s most scenic city roads — from there you can see right down the peninsula, harbour

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31 Oct 2017

Canoe Beach, Dunedin

Tucked away between Doctors Point and Purakaunui Beach, Canoe Beach is one of Dunedin’s most hidden gems. Overlooking this small, calm bay is Mapoutahi Pa / Headland, affording stunning views over both Canoe Beach and Purakaunui Beach. Walking through the Arches to Canoe Beach One way to access Canoe Beach

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24 Oct 2017

Doctors Point and the Arches, Dunedin

If you’re travelling in New Zealand (or planning a trip here) you’ve probably heard of Cathedral Cove on the Coromandal Peninsula. It’s one of New Zealand’s most famous beaches, appearing on countless Instagram feeds and travel blogs. It turns out Dunedin has something very similar (but way less well-known). Doctors

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