Blueskin Road to Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Blueskin Road to Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Another must-do in Dunedin is to drive up Blueskin Road from Port Chalmers to Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Blueskin Road has fabulous views over Port Chalmers, the harbour and Otago Peninsula, so it’s worth stopping on the way to take a look around. From here you can access a number of stunning and remote beaches, including Long Beach, Doctors Point and Purakaunui Bay.

At the Ecosanctuary there’s a lovely visitor centre and cafe with great views to the west. The bush walks at the sanctuary are superb and there are plenty of native birds to see, including kākā and takahē. While there are only several hundred takahē left in the world, these have little fear of people and will let you get up close.

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