One of the things I really like about Dunedin is the number and variety of walking tracks. Apart from a dozen beaches that all have good walking options there are flat tracks, bush tracks and hill and mountain tracks.
I’ve walked many of them. There’s one for most occasions, as long as you’re dressed for it and have an appropriate level of fitness.
And while you often encounter other walkers you also often get to walk in relative solitude.
Dunedin City Council and the department of Conservation have launched a new brochure on Dunedin walks.
Councillor Jinty MacTavish has posted on Facebook:
This week the Dunedin City Council in conjunction with the Department of Conservation, launched the first print run of a rad new Dunedin walks brochure. There’s an online version, too, with details of popular walks in one handy location (see link below). It’s not perfect – there are parts of our beautiful city that this first edition doesn’t cover, and there may be favourite walks in Central Dunedin that also aren’t included. But it’s a really exciting first step, and staff would love to hear feedback from you all so they can make the next print version (in a couple of months time) even better…email for feedback is email@example.com.
The DCC website lists walk category links.
- Bush walks
- Heritage walks
- Peninsula tracks
- Port Chalmers walks
- Rough tracks
- Silverstream walks
- Walking with wheels
- Harbour Cone
The Walking tracks page also has links to online brochures. It’s worth repeating here:
- Dunedin Walks Brochure (PDF, 1.9 MB, new window)Published by Department of Conservation Ōtepoti/Dunedin Office. This brochure covers a selection of Dunedin’s most popular walks. Maps for specific areas are available below.
- Harbour Cone brochure (PDF, 161.7 KB, new window)
- Harbour Cone map (PDF, 1.8 MB, new window)A map of the Harbour Cone area.
- Heritage walks map (PDF, 167.8 KB, new window)This brochure has information and maps for the Heritage Walks
- Otago Peninsula tracks map (PDF, 332.7 KB, new window)Including safety checklist, walking guide and environmental care
- Rough tracks map (PDF, 420.0 KB, new window)This brochure describes a series of tracks which explore an early water scheme and use part of an original road out of Dunedin
- Rock and Pillar tracks map
Published by Department of Conservation Ōtepoti/Dunedin Office. This brochure covers tracks in the Rock and Pillar Range and Middlemarch area.
- Silver Stream Track brochure (PDF, 3.5 MB, new window)This brochure describes a series of track circuits that explore the historic Silver Stream Water Race. This area provides a wonderful opportunity to explore some of Dunedin’s fascinating history while enjoying nature.
- Skyline walks map (PDF, 1.1 MB, new window)Including safety checklist, environmental and water care
- Walking with Wheels (PDF, 333.4 KB, new window)A guide to tracks around Dunedin for wheelchair users and pram pushers.
- Walk to campus (PDF, 540.0 KB, new window)This brochure has information and a map for walking to the campus
- Walk to central Dunedin (PDF, 406.2 KB, new window)This brochure has information amd a map for walking into central Dunedin
- Walk to South Dunedin (PDF, 384.8 KB, new window)This brochure has information and a map for walking to South Dunedin
- Wandering West Harbour. (PDF, 645.9 KB, new window)The track starts at the end of Hall Road, Sawyers Bay, where it is sign-posted (or Mt Cargill Road at the top).
- Outdoor Safety website
- MoveMe website
- Disabled Access
- Tracks map
Tracks and trails around Dunedin