My Dunedin Itinerary

Blueskin Bay

Blueskin Bay is an estuary about 25km north of Dunedin, it is abundant with Southern clams (cockles).

Picturesque Blueskin Bay is an estuary about 25km north of Dunedin, just off State Highway 1. The bay was named after Te Hikututu and his nephew Kahutin because of their Tā Moko (traditional Maori tattoos).

The estuary is abundant with Southern clams (or Cockles as the locals call them) and Southern Clams Ltd have made them a major NZ export. You might even be lucky enough to find an oyster or two.

The village of Waitati sits alongside the bay and has a small selection of cafes and galleries.  It is also an option for accessing Doctors Point, Purakanui, Long Beach, Whareakeake Beach and the Otago Harbour.

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