Burns Reserve – one of Dunedin’s hidden gems!

Saturday 15th of April 2023, 09:00 AM (4 months from now)

Contact: Robyn Bridges | 021 235 8997

The 87 hectares of coastal podocarp forest which makes up this reserve, lies on the flanks of Signal Hill high above Ravensbourne, Maia, Burkes and St Leonards. Though established in 1907 by residents concerned at the amount of deforestation on the West Harbour Hills, the Reserve had, until recently, been largely forgotten. Its flora includes good specimens of the original podocarp forest and a fabulous swath of Easter Orchid, Earina autumnalis and Earina mucronata, growing on a prominent rocky outcrop. The views of Taiaroa Head to Taieri Mouth are spectacular.

Meet Botany Department carpark 9am Saturday 15th April 2023. Rain date Sunday 16th April 2023.