Doctors Point

Doctors Point is one of Dunedin’s hidden secrets. It is a reserve located in Blueskin Bay. The area contains walking tracks, sandy beaches and sea caves.

Visitors encounter a massive sandy beach upon arriving at the Doctors Point Reserve carpark. The ocean and calm bay surround the area with water. There are short walking tracks around the area.

Looking at the cave

The nearby sea caves are naturally occurring arches in the rock cliffs. They are not passable at high tide, so make sure to time your visit at low tide. The caves connect onto another beach where you can see Mapoutahi Head, the site of a historic Maori Pa.

View of the beach past the cave

The region is a popular spot to gather shellfish. Clams, known locally as cockles, are found in the area around the bay. Be sure to visit other nearby attractions, both Long Beach and Purakaunui are a short drive away.

To get there, travel north on the motorway out of Dunedin until you reach Waitati. Turn right here, and follow the coast along Doctors Point Road over the rolling hills until you reach the car park.

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