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Aramoana Beach

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Quaint and beautiful

Aramoana stirred up a sad moment in New Zealand history. That aside, Aramoana Beach is a gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Always worth a visit

Nice place for a walk around the village or onto the beaches. A chance to see sealions, possibly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

We loved the feel of this place with its beautiful, pristine and isolated coastline to stroll along. Great wildlife & wetland area in a place where you feel that time stands still.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aramoana stirred up a sad moment in New Zealand history. That aside, Aramoana Beach is a gorgeous and quaint spot for families. From time to time, wild animals such as seals, sea elephants might pop in for a visit. There is a salt marsh nearby...More

Thank wiredfrog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for a walk around the village or onto the beaches. A chance to see sealions, possibly penguins if you are lucky and the normal run of seabirds. The albatross are too far away unless you have binoculars. Saw a whale at the harbour...More

Thank dealite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Dunedin and decided to visit Aramoana beach for the first time. Such a lovely spot. There were a few seals on the rocks and one playing in the water. Lots of bird life. The beach is lovely to walk on.

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Spent many hours at the beach watching my son and his friends surf. The beach is gorgeous and the scenery is truly stunning with a view of the Albatross station across the bay.

Thank Kiraldav
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely spot. The weather was beautiful, especially considering it’s July. We drove around the coast all the way to the peninsula and then walked the last bit to the end. There is loads to do around the area and it’s got good...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The drive out to here we really enjoyed, as well as the walk along the beach. There is not much else here though apart from beautiful scenery.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A lovely day out for this family. The drive out from Dunedin was quite windy but very beautiful at the same time. So nice to experience the untouched beauty of the beach and it’s sea life. Often when I fly into Dunedin I see the...More

Thank Teagle
Reviewed 24 May 2018

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 it is quite exposed and...More

Thank 896melh
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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, pulled itself up onto...More

2  Thank Shona B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 delightful. Just take care on...More

Thank Tradesman48
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Response from Ashley K | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you take your own bar B Que griller, because I did not see any pits or places to cook. Remember that you might have to cook below the high water mark which means then that you don't need a permit. Also there is a... More