View from start of Heyward Point Track

Image: Laura Honey | DOC


This cliff top track, through farm land and regenerating forest, offers great coastal views.

Track overview

5 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

2 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

  • Access from end of Heyward Point Rd is closed for lambing from 29 August until 30 September inclusive.
  • Access from Aramoana to track junction is closed for lambing from 29 August until 4 November inclusive.

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


There are great views from this cliff top track. To the right, Taiaroa Head and the mouth of Otago Harbour, and to the left looking up Otago's east coast.

After following the cliff tops the track descends through regenerating bush to the more exposed Heyward Point.

Getting there

There are two starting points:

  • Off Aramoana Road, 50 m before Pari Street
  • The end of Heyward Point Road, which is off the road From Port Chalmers to Purakanui and Long Beach


Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 The Octagon
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
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