Maerewhenua Rock Art Site

Livingstone-Duntroon Road, Duntroon

  • Maerewhenua Rock Art Site.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: E Andersen.
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    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5662 Date Entered 16th April 1985


City/District Council

Waitaki District


Canterbury Region

Legal description

SEC 72, Blk III Maerewhenua SD (CT OT19C/231), Otago Land District

Location description

Approximately 500m south of State Highway 83 along Livingstone-Duntroon Road the large limestone outcrop that forms this historic area is on the eastern side of the road.


This historic place (Rock Shelter, Record Number 5662) is the main caged rock art site within the Maerewhenua Historic Area. The historic place consists of a deep, partly stone-floored shelter, the surface of which has been decorated with many drawings. The landscaping and developments that have occurred in this area have been primarily to provide access to this caged shelter, as the most visible and accessible rock art in this historic area. This historic place is located on private land, but a path to the rock art site has been made accessible to public for the purpose of viewing this historic place.


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Construction Dates

Public NZAA Number


Completion Date

13th June 2008

Report Written By

Ellen Andersen

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.