Hands up who’s never been to the albatross colony. It took Clare Fraser 50-plus years to go, but now’s a great time as there are far fewer tourists. And it turns out albatrosses aren’t the only birds to see.
This walk injects a little summer into the middle of winter. There are beach sights and sounds and wide, walkable dunes with sandy soil, which means there’s practically no mud, writes Clare Fraser.
Last week’s shortcuts story prompted a lot of feedback. Some people reminisced about their youthful shortcutting across Dunedin, while others shared new discoveries from lockdown walks.
Bruce Munro has compiled Dunedin’s top 10 shortcuts: a guide to the best clever, hidden, forgotten or, in some cases, barely existent paths, steps and tracks in Dunedin.
Twenty-five kilometres north of Dunedin is a quirky little reserve that, if it was in town, might be better known.
It’s quite fun to imagine a Dunedin so small that the town belt ringed the outer urban edge. Nowadays, the town belt’s almost "outer inner city", writes Clare Fraser.
The one-way track up Mt Cargill can be linked to a downhill road to become a half-day loop walk, says Clare Fraser.