Hike along the Pineapple Track high above Dunedin and enjoy magnificent views of the city and Taieri Plains.
The Pineapple Track is a walk along Dunedin's skyline with magnificent views of the city and Taieri Plains. It passes through the tussock country above the tree line of Flagstaff Hill.
Starting at the Booth Road end, the track steepens quickly but reconnects with the road, before entering forest for about 40 minutes. After a long steep climb, you'll reach a junction where you continue to the Flagstaff summit where there are sweeping views. From here, the descent to the Bull Ring car park is easy.
The Flagstaff Hill vantage point, high above the harbour and inland plains, proved useful in pioneering times but the Pineapple Track's name comes from much later. In the 1920s a local grocer guided people up the track and provided a snack of tinned pineapple for the hikers when they rested at the top of a steep section. They would often leave the tins hanging on trees or fences.