Blueskin Bay

Blueskin Bay is in Otago, New Zealand, 25 km north of Dunedin, 25 km south of Palmerston, and 350 km south of Christchurch.


Blueskin Bay is an estuary where the Waitati River and Careys Creek meet the Pacific Ocean, on the east Otago coast. New Zealand's main north-south rail line, State Highway 1 and "The Other 1" all pass through here. The Bay lends its name unofficially to the surrounding district which is geographically and socially on the fringes of Dunedin. The area's small towns and villages of Waitati, Warrington, Seacliff, Evansdale and Doctors Point attract lifestyle-commuter types who work in the city and alternative dudes who want to do their own thing. There is an unusually large proportion of Germans in Waitati.

Cockle Harvesting in Blueskin Bay

Get in

By bus

By train

There is no longer a train service from Christchurch. The "Seasider" scenic train , tel +64 3 477-4449, operates twice weekly over the summer from Dunedin to Palmerston and back, and can be requested to stop en route by arrangement.

Get around

For transport between Waitati and Evansdale or Warrington refer to the local transport services mentioned in "By bus" above.








Strictly "unofficial" camping and overnight parking for housebuses and vans, tolerated by local custom but not authorised, at:


Bed and breakfast homestay


Go next

Routes through Blueskin Bay

Timaru Oamaru  N  S  Dunedin

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