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Walkers on the Town Belt Traverse
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Town Belt Traverse

Dunedin Amenities Society —

On Sunday 23 April walk the 8.2 kms through Dunedin’s historic and biodiversity rich Town Belt starting at the historic Southern Cemetery and finishing at Woodhaugh Gardens. Check in from 10-11.30 am at the Southern Cemetery and complete the walk by 1.30pm.

The Town Belt Traverse route is reasonably pram friendly, and an event for people of all ages. You are welcome to bring your dog but they must be kept on a lead.

Participants will receive a map and instructions of the route. Park your car around the Oval area (not in the cemetery car park) and walk through the cemetery from the South Road entrance, following the road until you get to a flat area that is the cemetery car park.

You can start the traverse any time from 10am to 11.30 am but must reach Woodhaugh Garden by 1.30pm to hand in your ticket to have a chance of a prize.

The traverse is a free family friendly self-guided walk with interpretation points making your walk fun and giving you an appreciation of the Town Belt's rich history and ecological importance to our Wild Dunedin. Marshals will be available at each stopping point and road crossing areas.

Toilets will be available for those on the Traverse at Jubilee Park, Moana Pool, Olveston Historic Home, and Woodhaugh Gardens.

This is a Kiwi Guardian Explorers Medal event: Dunedin Amenities Society at Woodhaugh Gardens will give out a flyer to children who have completed the traverse. The DOC flyer informs you how to redeem an Explorers Medal. Go to www.wilddunedin.nz and click on the medal icon on the homepage. Follow the instructions and a medal will be sent to you in the post.

At the end of the traverse at Woodhaugh Gardens, DOC will have a mini UrbanNature Expo with activities, and information from a number of ecology groups working in Wild Dunedin.


At the starting point parking can found around the Oval. You can return to your vehicle using the Normanby – St Clair bus that goes to the Oval via the Octagon and leaves opposite the George Street entrance to Woodhaugh Garden. Buses depart once an hour at approximately 1.40, 2.40, 3.40pm.

What to bring:

The Town Belt Traverse is your opportunity to explore one of New Zealand’s great reserve sites. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you at the Traverse.

Free Event with a selection of prizes from local venues around the city.

For more information:

Phone Paul Pope 027 4668446

Email: amenities.society@xtra.co.nz

Visit our website: https://dunedin-amenities-society.org.nz

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dunedin.amenities