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Best things to do in Blueskin Bay

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Hardware Store
“The food and coffee are amazing here. Plus they have a huge selection of plants and trees to look at and enjoy as you have breakfast, lunch or just a snack.”
8 locals recommend
Beach
“A long beach, caves, natural arches, and a Maori "pa" (fortress). Also a local favourite place to dig for cockles. Like most beaches, this one is best at low tide!”
4 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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2 locals recommend
Store
“Louise also has a great cafe and regularly invites live music into the Gallery, for the evening meal time.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“This lagoon walk is stunning. You get to see the lagoon, estuary, a bit of town and lovely hills and forests.”
1 local recommends
Store
“Food and supplies without having to leave the Bay! Great ice-creams, and a full range of holiday food supplies - including a post shop.”
2 locals recommend
Food
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Great long beach walks, and safe for swimming, during summer the beach has life guards out on patrol also. Other times of the year you can find your self the only person on the beach”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Classic small town homegrown film night. Weekly on Tuesday evenings. Watch the international movies that arn't screened at the city cinemas.”
1 local recommends
College Library
“Blueskin Library is an extension of the Dunedin CIty Libraries, and has free wifi, and a great range of books and newspapers. The ambience is gentle, and you're welcome to hang out and relax in the Library.”
1 local recommends
Route
“this is a great walk, if you don't mind getting wet you can continue to long beach, the rocks and natural tunnels are really something else”
1 local recommends
Route
“Our favorite 'kid' friendly beach. An easy walk down under the cliffs. We would stop for a coffee and a fluffy at Blueskin nursery in Waitati.”
1 local recommends
Hardware Store
“Cafe in a delightful garden setting, small selection of food. Carry on to the beaches nearby, drive back over Blueskin Bay Road (not in icy conditions) to get some amazing views over the harbour and Port Chalmers. Note: road is windy and narrow in places, take care!”
1 local recommends
Gift Shop
“Jenny uses her "studio" at Skyhook to work from, and to sell a range of clothing, eclectic crafts, books and art work from. ”
1 local recommends
Locality
“It has an abundance of walks and beaches and some really great shopping. Blueskin nursery has a great cafe and beautiful plants. Skyhook is a great quirky artists nook and gallery and The Gallery across the road has an abundance of local artwork and ceramics. Down the road is Waitati DesigNZ which has some amazing gift ideas and showcases a few more local artists.”
3 locals recommend