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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  • Stunning beach and surrounds, likely to see lots of interesting shells, big surf and maybe the odd seal basking in the sun. Make it part of the day while visiting nearby Port Chalmers with its coffee ...  more »
  • Aramoana boasts two special beaches, wonderful walking tracks and the historic Aramoana Mole, a bar that stretches far into the sea and now offers a vantage point for ships entering the narrow Otago H...  more »
  • Not too far from the old what where you can see the seals. Forget the bad rap about Aramoana... this place is beautiful on a nice day. Well worth the drve  more »

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