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“A Great Day Out”
Review of Aramoana Beach

Aramoana Beach
Ranked #11 of 124 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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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 the rocks beside the car park and looked as if it was posing for the photos they took. What luck! Then we walked along the Mole and saw other seals along the way. There were only a few other people at Aramoana while we were there but it wasn't over crowded by any means.
The night before we went I showed them the video 'Out of the Blue' about the man who went on the rampage (several years ago now) He killed about thirteen people in this small seaside settlement. When at Aramoana we were able to show them the memorial to those killed which is located just through from the car park.
We had taken a picnic lunch and went around to the surf beach where we sat on an old log to eat. They loved the walk along the beach with all the shells in the sand. They enjoyed being able to paddle in the water, take photos with the rock formations as the back drop and see a man sitting at the top of an extremely high sand dune. They even got a slight sunburn even though they had worn sunscreen. The whole atmosphere of the area was really peaceful. They live about four hours from the sea in the USA and found Aramoana amazing. It is so good to show visitors our special places and see it again through their eyes.

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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 the narrow winding gravel road.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is a superb beach which is covered in lots of lovely little shells. There are some fantastic rock formations and sand dunes that you can slide down on body boards if you are adventurous. It is a fantastic place to spend some time.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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 played int he water. Plenty of bird life to observe, if you are interested in nature worth a visit.

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