Seats for Weary Walkers
The Dunedin Amenities society have donated seats at the summit of Flagstaff as a welcome rest stop for weary walkers and runners. The Flagstaff reserve is a popular skyline recreation area for walkers and runners as well as an important tussock grassland habitat. Part of the Flagstaff track was the original route north from Dunedin and dates back to 1848. It was also the first reserve in New Zealand to be protected under the Scenery Preservation Act 1903 which laid the groundwork for many of New Zealand’s parks and reserves. The project to install the seating that take in the panoramic views of the city was undertaken between the Society and Athletics Otago. It should prove a great addition to the reserve and on a clear day be a welcome spot to take in the scenery.