Aramoana Beach, Dunedin

4.7
#1 of 8 in Beaches in Otago Region
Aramoana Beach is a long, white-sand beach split in half by the Mole, a breakwater stretching out into the harbor entrance. Take a walk down the Mole when the waves are crashing in for an exciting stroll, and watch the albatrosses swoop down to the water. A trail and boardwalk pass along tidal slat marshes, leading to a large sandhill at the beach's northern tip. Surfers frequent the rough waters, and families often come with picnics. To visit Aramoana Beach and other attractions in Dunedin, use our Dunedin tour itinerary planner.
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  • From Dunedin this is about 45 minutes drive around the Otago harbour's very twisting road. Not a lot when you get there, but if you like solitude, then this could be good for you. Go on a fine day as ...  more »
  • We took our friends from New Yorks State to Aramoana on a lovely hot summers day. As we pulled up to the edge of the car park at the end nearest the Mole a seal was swimming in towards the shore, pull...  more »
  • If you want to get up close to seals, this is the place to go. Watched on playing with his large fish dinner before eating it, nearly tripped over one lying on the spit, more at the end post, just del...  more »
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