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Dunedin Walking Tracks

Aramoana Boardwalk
A boardwalk and saltmarsh experience on the edge of Otago Harbour that suits all ages and abilities.
Category:  Short walk
Completion Time:  20 min return

Cathedral Caves Walk
A bush walk that leads to Waipati Beach and the very popular Cathedral Caves.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  50 min return

Catlins River Walk
An attractive, forest-lined river walk of three sections that has several natural features and access to good fishing.
Category:  Walking track

Catlins waterfalls
Walks to two easy access waterfalls: the Matai Falls and the very well known and often photographed, Purakanui Falls.
Category:  Short walk

Flagstaff Walk
A well-graded walk to the summit of Flagstaff, one of the hills behind Dunedin, through tussock grasslands and boulderfields. Panoramic views of Dunedin city and its environs.
Category:  Short walk
Distance:  About 2 km

Grahams Bush Track
Grahams Bush Track climbs from close to sea level at Sawyers Bay to finish up on Mount Cargill Road.
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  4 km
Completion Time:  2.5 hr return

Heyward Point Track
A cliff top track with great coastal views; through farm land and regenerating forest.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  5 km
Completion Time:  2 hr return

Jacks Blowhole Track
A good walk to one of the Catlins’ longstanding attractions, the often spectacular Jacks Blowhole.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  1 hr return

Kaka Point & the Nuggets
Short walks in the Kaka Point and Nugget Point/Tokato area. Easily accessed bush and forest walks, and very special coastal wildlife.
Category:  Short walk

Leith Saddle Track
A 3.5-hour tramping track that travels through the cloud forest above the Leith Saddle on Dunedin’s Northern Motorway.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  3.5 hr return

McLean Falls
A forest-lined walk to a spectacular waterfall in Catlins Forest Park.
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  2km return
Completion Time:  30 min return

Newhaven to Cannibal Bay
Thiis is a great coastal walk linking Surat and Cannibal Bays, two haulout sites for New Zealand sea lions.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  5 hr return

Otago Peninsula walks
Three excellent walks on Otago Peninsula, combining coastal views with good prospects for wildlife viewing
Category:  Walking track

Outram Glen to Lee Stream walk
A very pleasant forested walking track that follows the Taieri River round to the confluence of Lee Stream with the river.
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  12.5 km return
Completion Time:  3 hr return

Owaka district walks
Short walks near Owaka, easily accessed off the Southern Scenic Route; waterfalls, coastal views and walks and wildlife.
Category:  Short walk

Tautuku walks
Three walks on and around the very scenic Tautuku Bay.
Category:  Short walk

Tunnel Beach Track
A coastal cliff track south of Dunedin and accessible from an early stage of the Southern Scenic Route
Category:  Walking track
Distance:  2 km
Completion Time:  1 hr return

Walks around Papatowai
Two easy family walks combining forest and foreshore on the Catlins Coast. Both are just off the Southern Scenic Route and easy to access.
Category:  Walking track