The Pineapple Track
If you want the best panoramic view of Dunedin and the surrounding area, this is the place you want to go. The pineapple track is a full 2 hour walk from one side to the other or just a short 20 minute walk from the bull ring to Flagstaff summit. Flagstaff gets it's name from pioneering times when they used to hoist a flag at the summit to let all the men in the surrounding area to know a ship was entering the harbor, so they could head to the city in the hope of finding a wife. The pineapple track acquired it's name from the 1920s, when a local tea merchant, Oscar Balk, used to lead hikers to the top and hand out refreshments of canned pineapple, which in turn some of the hikers ditched their empty tins along the trail. Note : THE WEATHER CAN BE EXTREMELY UNPREDICTABLE - USE COMMON SENSE AND TAKE APPROPRIATE MEASURES.