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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  • Really nice to take pictures with the rock formation and for the adventures one's - you can even climb it! Beginning of December there werent too many people there - quiet and peaceful.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit from Dunedin, we drove out on a beautiful blue sky day and walked to the end of the groin, we were able to view the Albatross across on Tairoa heads and the fur seals as they ...  more »
  • A beautiful drive around the coastal harbour to the entrance.Little bays and restaurants on the way.The groin is a nice walk clean brisk fresh air.Nice beaches either side.Lots of birds and you may se...  more »

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