Seats for Weary Walkers on Flagstaff summit (the prominent hill behind Dunedin)

The Dunedin Amenities Society has donated seats at the summit of Flagstaff as a welcome rest stop for keen 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.  

On a clear calm day, the views from Flagstaff over Dunedin City, the Peninsula, the Otago Harbour, the Pacific Ocean, Saddle Hill, Mosgiel and the Taieri Plain are second to none! Come and see it for yourself. It’s only a 3/4 hour medium walk up a well formed path from the ‘Bullring’ carpark at the top of the Flagstaff-Whare Flat Road (off Three Mile Hill Road).

View over Dunedin City from the seat at the top of Flagstaff (668 m above sea level)

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