Huriawa Peninsula

Image: Peter MacMurchy | Creative Commons


Walk around Huriawa Peninsula on a well-formed track suitable for children - take in spectacular views and read plaques with the history of the area. Kids can earn a Kiwi Guardians medal here too.

Track overview

2.4 km loop

Walking and tramping

45 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track


Starting at the car park at the Domain on Barvas Street, follow the track around the peninsula to Karitane beach. Follow the track through the cemetery back to the Domain. For a longer return walk, continue along the beach.

The walk passes blow holes where the incoming tide is forced up through the rocks.

Views from the walkway are spectacular out over Taiaroa Heads to the south and Matanaka and Butterfly Bay to the north. 

Huriawa Peninsula is the site of the pā of Te Wera and the legendary siege. Plaques along the way tell the history of the area and show the site of the old Waikouaiti Whaling Station and Tavern. 

Getting there

North of Dunedin, turn off SH1 onto Coast Road, drive through Karitane and park at the Domain on Barvas Street.

Know before you go

This is private land owned by Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki. Out of respect for the local people do not dig or remove plants.


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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