- 45 min return by the same track
A popular coastal walk in Dunedin that explores coastal cliffs and a hand-dug tunnel.
Return by the same track
No bookings — open access
No — open access
|Green Island Bush Road, Waldronville, Dunedin
Altitude change 167m
This track drops steeply to a coastline of dramatic sandstone cliffs and a small headland of eroded archways. It is a popular walk, with a steady stream of tourists sweating their way back up to the car park.
Over a stile, the shingle track drops directly downhill across farmland. It bends down toward the cliff edge and a small but striking headland. Tucked into the sandstone, a dark tunnel leads downward on concrete stairs, opening out of the cliff at a secluded beach. The tunnel was commissioned by John Cargill, who lived nearby. The story that one of his daughters drowned at this beach is an urban myth.
There are a number of unfenced cliff edges on this track, and a pounding ocean that is unsafe for swimming.